Esther Kim

Visual Artist

Education
York University, BFA in Visual Arts (Studio) 2015 - 2020

Exhibition Work

Solo Exhibitions
2020      Solve et Coagula, Solo Exhibition, Co-curation & Graphic/Book Design by Nima Salimi, Special Projects Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

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Group Exhibitions

2020     Fresh Paint/ New Construction , Juried Exhibition, 16th edition . Art Mûr Montréal, 5826 St-Hubert, Montreal, QC.

2020     FACTT 2020: Festival of Art and Science Exhibition featuring Marta De Menezes. Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2020     Coalition, Open House Exhibition. Gales Gallery/Special  Projects Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2020     Print Area Show, Special Projects Gallery & Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2020     Sculpture Area Show, Special Projects Gallery & Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2020     Undergraduate Research Fair & Art Walk, Juried Exhibition, Scott Library Collaboratory (2nd floor), York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON.

2020     Liminal: Interstices Between and Betwixt. The Six Hundred Juried Exhibition, Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St, Toronto, ON.

2020     Ephemeral. Vasa x Gallery 1313. Juried Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON.

2020     Casted. Group Exhibition with Kristen Donoghue-Stanford, Rebecca Garcia, and Allison Garrity, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, North York, ON.

2019      Open Gallery. Group Exhibition, Curated by VASA, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, North York, ON.

2019      The Absence of. Duo-Exhibition with Alaa Asim, Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2019       The Met Gala: Reign. Group Exhibition, Curated by Winters College Council, 15 Library Ln, North York, ON.

2019       Mind Over Matter: Art for Alzheimer’s. Charity Event, 1 Delisle Ave, Toronto, ON.

2019       I’MOTIV. Group Exhibition, Samuel J. Zack’s Gallery, North York, ON.

2019       Sculpture Area Show, Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2019       Juried BFA Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON.

2019       Open House Exhibition. Gales Gallery/Special Projects Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2019       the Collective @ Gallery 1313, Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON.

2019       the Collective. Group Exhibition, Gales Gallery/Special Projects Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2019       Thrive. Curated by VASA, Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON.

2018       Open Gallery. Group Exhibition, Curated by VASA, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, North York, ON.

2018       Embodied Thought. Duo-Exhibition with Rebecca Garcia, Samuel J. Zack’s Gallery, North York, ON.

2018       Bam/ Boozled. Curated by VASA, Gales Gallery and CFA 130, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2018       Strength in Diversity. Charity Exhibition. Burton Auditorium, 94 York Blvd, North York, ON.

2016       Toronto Art Blast, Group Exhibition. Lotus Yoga Centre, 699 College St, 2nd Fl. Toronto, ON.

2016       Toronto Art Blast, Preview Exhibition. Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON.

2015       Open Gallery. Curated by VASA, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, 76 Winters Ln, North York, ON.

2015       Fundamentals Group Exhibition, Gales Gallery, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON.

Collections
Private Collection New York, NY.
Private Collection Toronto, ON.
Private Collection Scarborough, ON.

Publications and Media

2020     Greenwood UTM, Time Out, www.GreenwoodUTM.com August.

2020     AMPD York University, “Five of Our Artists Set to Graduate this Spring.” April.

2020     Miriam El Abbassi - Arts Editor: Excalibur Publications, “The inevitability of change as an exhibit” March.

2020     Miriam El Abbassi - Arts Editor: Excalibur Publications, "The Art of Printmaking" March.

2020     Je-an Cedric Cruz - Staff Writer: Excalibur Publications, "An Artistic Collaboration" March.

2020    The Six hundred - Liminal, "Here Am I" March.

2020     Je-an Cedric Cruz - Contributor: Excalibur Publications, "Breaking the stereotypes using bronze as an art medium" January.

2020     Je-an Cedric Cruz - Contributor: Excalibur Publications, "Artist Spotlight: Esther Kim" January.

2020     Miriam El Abbassi - Arts Editor: Excalibur Publications, “‘Solve Et Coagula’: taking apart the physical body” January.

2020     Nima Salimi - Solve Et Coagula Exhibition Catalogue, January.

2019      Je-an Cedric Cruz - Contributor: Excalibur Publications, “Visual abstraction of life and death” October.

2019      Artoronto - “The Collective @ 1313.https://www.artoronto.ca/?p=42383 March.

2018      Kimber, N.A. “Review: Embodied Thought by Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia.www.nakimber.blogspot.com/ November.

2018      Golnaz Taherian - Arts Editor. Excalibur Publications, “Artistic Exploration of the Body.” November.

2018      AMPD York University, “Defining their Creativity: students share video artist statements” November.

2018      The Six Hundred Vol. 2. “Heavy Heart” July.

Professional Affiliations
2020     Poster Presenter, Experiential Education Symposium, York University, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building Room 1014, North York, ON.

2019      Student Juror, TO. Canvas Competition, Canadian Contemporary School of Art, Toronto, ON.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

2020     Sculpture Honorarium Award 

2020     YUFA Bursary

2020    The Louis Odette Sculpture Award

2020     Laya Liberman Memorial Scholarship

2019      Senior Media Award, York University

2019      School of Art, Media, Performance & Design Merit Award, York University

2019      Harry Rowe Bursary, York University

2019      Jack Bush Scholarship Fund, York University

2018      Senior Media Award, York University

2016      The Louis Odette Sculpture Award, York University