Esther Kim

Visual Artist

Excalibur Publications

"The inevitability of change as an exhibit"

By: Miriam El Abbassi | Arts Editor

Mar 2020

"This exhibition seeks to explore the idea of change and its inevitability, as well as its process. Humans collectively tend to fear change and try to avoid it as much as possible, but often forget that there is no stability without instability — that change, or rather transformation, is an essential part of life..."

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Excalibur Publications

"The Art of Printmaking"

By: Miriam El Abbassi | Arts Editor

Mar 2020

"Some of the work featured is more abstract, while others clearly communicate a bold statement, such as the piece, Spineless, by Esther Kim. This piece is a cyanotype print of a spinal column..."

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Excalibur Publications

"Breaking the stereotypes using bronze as an art medium"

By: Je-an Cedric Cruz | Contributor

Jan 2020

"The significance of bronze and its impact on object and permanence are opened between the works of the four artists. Their choice to make works of art using bronze as a medium means that the artists subject themselves for representation towards monumentality of self and immortalization..."

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Excalibur Publications

"Artist Spotlight: Esther Kim"

By: Je-an Cedric Cruz | Contributor

Jan 2020

"The challenge that I have been experiencing and I will experience in the future is that, where does my future lie as an artist? The field is constantly changing and the definition of an artist itself,” Kim further adds..."

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Excalibur Publications

"'Solve Et Coagula': taking apart the physical body"

By: Miriam El Abbassi | Arts Editor

Jan 2020

"Each sculpture is a recreation of a different aspect of the human body, and can be examined independently, but also as a single entity. Both perspectives speak to the complexities and intricacies of the human body, and both beg the viewer to reflect on themselves in a similar manner..."

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Solve et Coagula
Exhibition Catalogue

By: Nima Salimi

Jan 2020

"The Latin phrase “solve et coagula” is derived from “solve,” meaning to break down and divide, while “coagula” describes the formation of bringing elements back together (coagulating) into a modified and cohesive higher form. The individual works with the presence of the viewer, represents fragments of the body collectively constructing a whole greater than its sum..."

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Artoronto

The Collective @ 1313

Mar 2019

"Featuring the works of the students in the 4090 painting and installation classes, The Collective focuses on the exploration of contemporary concerns regarding the body, the environment, urbanity, and cross-cultural overlays. A space for experimentation and new discoveries..."

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Review of Embodied Thought Exhibition

By: N.A. Kimber

Nov 2018

"It was clear from talking to the two of them that, while building an exhibition together proved to have its challenges, that the experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Not only has it allowed the artists to showcase their work together, but it has also given them the opportunity to support one another along the way. Together, the two have created a unique space, that not only conjures a reflection of our own humanity, but also expresses the relationship of the two artists..."

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Excalibur Publications
Artistic Exploration of the Body

By: Golnaz Taherian |Arts Editor

Nov 2018

"Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia, fourth-year visual arts students, present ‘Embodied Thought’, a collaborative exhibition which focuses thematically on the physical, psychological, and emotional experiences of being human..."

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AMPD York University, “Defining their Creativity.” Video Artist Statement.

Nov 2018

"Defining purpose and giving insight into the creative process, artist statements are a powerful way to communicate the context and intentions an artist has for their work."

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The Six Hundred Vol. 2

July 2018

Summer 2018 Featuring:
Cassandra Jesik, Danjing Lin, Renée Moulelis, Esther Kim, Jessica Peatman, Jason Cyrus, Alexandria Medley and Laura Tibi