Born in La Jolla, California
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
1986 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1983 Yale University, B.A.
SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
The Sunday Paintings, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Byron Kim, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Byron Kim, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Irwin’s Disc, The U.N. Building, and Other Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (travels to Samsung Museum of
Modern Art, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Oddly Flowing, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Permanent, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisico, CA
The Sky is Blue, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Whitney Philip Morris: Wall drawings by Byron Kim, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
Roches Point Studies, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Process, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Grey-Green, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
Korea Arts Foundation of America, Los Angeles
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Matrix 125, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon, AC Project Room, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Byron Kim and Kiki Smith, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
This is a Portrait if I Say So: Portrait Abstraction in American Art, 1911-Present, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Come As You Are: 25 Artists in the 90s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Group show (title TBD), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Day After Day, University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY February 5 - April 6
Time-Lapse, SITE Sante Fe, Sante Fe, NM, February 18- May, 20
Time Flies, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Two Colors Two Colors, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts and Elizabeth Ivers Gallery, New York, NY
Yi's Emergence, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Translated Celadon, Haegang Ceramic Museum, Icheon, Korea
Things From Your Life: An Exhibition in 3 Homes, Queens, NY
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Abstraction Imagination, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (traveled to Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)
Outside the Box, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Void in Korean Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Not for Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
The Bong Show or This Is Not A Pipe, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York, NY
New Now Next – The Contemporary Blanton, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Work in Progress, DUMBO Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY
Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Collection Remixed, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
Specific Objects – The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Visualizing Identity, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Approaching Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Skin Talks, Museé de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Group Exhibition, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, NY
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Claude Monet and the Modern Age, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany, and Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Here and Now, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, and Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
It’s Not What You See: Perverting Minimalism, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia, Spain
"Good Business is the Best Art": Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
3rd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
KOREAMERICAKOREA, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea and Artsonje Museum, Kyongju, Korea
Drawing for the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Negotiating Small Truths, The Jack S. Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin
Between the Unknown Straits - art Now in Japan and Korea, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; and Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea.
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ and Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Kiki Smith, Byron Kim, Anne Chu, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
Space/Sight/Self, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL
Formal Innovations: Reworking Minimalism in the 1990s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
From Here to Eternity: Painting in 1998, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Smith, Roberta. "Realism with a Vengeance." New York Times, June 13.
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
T-Race, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Face Value, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporaneo.us, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Penzance, UK
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
The Figure/The Body, American Art: 1945-1995, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Art at the Edge: Tampering: Artists & Abstraction Today, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Face Value: American Portraits, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, (traveled)
Modesty, A Policy: Junge Malerie aus New York, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel, Germany
Works on Paper, Todd Gallery, London, UK
Critical Distance: Between Art and Architecture, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase
Pleasant Pebble, The Work Space at Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin, New York
Stories, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Practice Ground, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Drama, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
New Sculpture: Soft Surfaces, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spheres of Influence: Artists and their Students in the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, NY
American Academy Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1993 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Skin Deep: Peter Hopkins, Byron Kim, Lauren Szold, Jack Whitten, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Physical Evidence, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Smith, Roberta. "Body, Body Everywhere, Whole and Fragmented." New York Times, May 15.
Sleeping with The Enemy: A Theory on the Persistence of Dialects, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Surfaces, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY
Cultural Abstraction, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Seventeen, 500 Greenwich, New York, NY
Slow Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY
Zahm, Oliver. "Byron Kim: Cosmetic Politics." View on Colour, Issue 3.
Color Theory, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at SUNY Old Westbury, NY
Salvage Utopia, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
The Naked and The Raw, P.S. 122, New York, NY
Race and Culture, 494 Gallery and City College of New York Gallery, New York, NY
Micro-Colonization, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
A Question of Paint, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Artists in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
China: June 4, 1989, P.S. 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens, NY (Organized by Asian American Arts Centre)
China: June 4, 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY and P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY (Organized by Asian American Arts Centre)
Skowhegan Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Institute at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Yesterday: Reflections on Childhood, Asian American Arts Centre, New York. NY
Masters, HG. “Points on a Compass.” Art Asia Pacific March - April 2013: cover, 92-101.
Finley, Jean, ed. Day after Day: The Diaristic Impulse. Albany: University Art Museum, 2013.
Citron, Beth. Modernist Art from India: The Body Unbound, Approaching Abstraction, Radical Terrain. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2012.
Cotter, Holland. “South Asia Through Modernist Binoculars: ‘Radical Terrain’ at the Rubin Museum of Art.” The New York Times 27 December 2012.
Hirsch, Faye, "Night Rider: Q+A with Byron Kim," Art in America, November 11
Kunitz, Daniel, "Byron Kim," Modern Painters, November
Gopnik, Blake. "National Gallery makes room for a New Master, in the flesh." Washington Post, November 29.
Lange, Christy. “Events: Institut im Glaspavillon.” Freize, November-December, p. 53.
Maul, Tim. “Byron Kim: Max Protetch.” Art in America, November, p. 181-2.
Plagens, Peter. “A Room With a Hue.” Newsweek, March 10.
Princenthal, Nancy. “Byron Kim at Max Protetch.” Art in America, February, p. 124.
Glueck, Grace. “Art in Review: Byron Kim.” The New York Times, December 9.
Ollman, Leah. “The inquiring mind of a restless, energetic spirit.” Los Angeles Times, June 21.
Baker, Kenneth. “Exhibitions explore shades of artist’s abstract expression.” San Francisco Chronicle October 9.
Schwabsky, Barry. “Byron Kim.” Artforum, October, p. 159.
Lovelace, Carey. “Byron Kim.” Art in America, October, p. 161-2.
Sirmans, Franklin. “The Art of the Deal: The Bronx Museum sees the cash register behind a higher calling.” Time Out New York, June 29-July 6, p. 63.
Ellegood, Anne. "Whitney Philip Morris: Wall Drawings by Byron Kim." NY Arts (Summer)
Schwendener, Martha. "Wall Paintings by Byron Kim." NY Arts, Summer.
Smith, Roberta. "Anne Chu, Byron Kim, Kiki Smith." The New York Times, February 13.
Smith, Roberta. "Realism With a Vengeance." The New York Times, June 13.
Cotter, Holland. "Byron Kim's Codes.” The New York Times, July 5.
Richard, Paul. "Gleanings in Green: At the Hirshhorn, the Hue of Byron Kim's Heritage." Washington Post, August 4.
McNally, Owen. "Artist Tells Life's Stories With Colors." Hartford Courant, October 3.
Rubenstein, Raphael. "Byron Kim." Art News, September, p. 167.
"Glenn Ligon and Byron Kim." The New Yorker, April 26, p.18.
Hughes, Robert. "Whitney Biennial: A Fiesta of Whining." Time Magazine, March 22, p. 68.
McCoy, Mary. "Kim at Baumgartner." Washington Post, October 30.
Hirsch, Faye. "Byron Kim at Max Protetch." Art in America, January, p. 101-102.
Kim, Byron. "Ad and Me." Flash Art, October, p. 122.
Pincus, Robert L. "Abstracts Offer a Unique Distraction From Everyday Life." San Diego Union Tribune ("Weekly Guide: Night & Day"), November 18.
Schenk-Sorge, Jutta. "Byron Kim." Kunstforum, p. 399.
Hirsch, Faye. "Byron Kim at Max Protetch." Art in America, January, p.101-102.
"Slow Art: Painting in New York Now." Review, The New Yorker, May.
Smith, Roberta. "Body, Body Everywhere, Whole and Fragmented." The New York Times, May 15.
"Byron Kim and Kiki Smith." The New Yorker, June 1, p.12.
Levin, Kim. "Byron Kim/Kiki Smith, Art in Brief." Village Voice, June 2.
Larson, Kay. "The Painting Pyramid." New York Magazine, May 25, p. 85.
Harrison, Helen. "Skin Pigmentation as a Determinant of Attitudes." The New York Times, December 1.
Huntington, Richard. "No Question, Reviews." The Buffalo News, October 5.
Ellegood, Anne. "Byron Kim, Drawings.”
Zahm, Oliver. "Byron Kim: Cosmetic Politics." View on Colour, Issue 3.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, CA
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Alpert Award in the Arts
UCROSS, Cal Arts Alpert Residency, Wyoming
Sirius Arts Centre, Residency Programme, County Cork, Ireland
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Award
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
The Korea Arts Foundation of America, Award for the Visual Arts
The Louise Nevelson Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Diverse Forms Artists' Projects Grant funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Jerome
Artist-in-Residence Grant, New York State Council on the Arts