Born in Seoul, Korea Grace Kim is the oldest of four children. She received her bachelor's degree in architecture at Hong-Ik University, in Seoul, Korea in 1968.
In 1970, Grace immigrated with her husband to the US, where they settled and raised three children. Over the years, she has traveled extensively throughout the world to places such as Japan, China, Italy, France, England, Russia, Eastern Europe, and New Zealand. Currently, she resides in Washington, DC.
Grace has studied at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as Schuler's Fine Art School in Baltimore, Maryland.
She has worked under many artists such as Danni Dawson, Robert Liberace, Gerald King, and Ann Schuler. Since 1998, she has been a copyist at the National Gallery of Art. In January 2000, Grace made the acquaintance of Ken Marlow, and has since been under his tutelage.
Working with various media, including water colors, oils and pencils, Grace creates works which showcase the precision of her architecture training through vivid colors, with heavy emphasis on light and shadows. Her style is strongly influenced by the Dutch still life works of the 16th and 17th century.
Presently, she splits her time between the National Gallery and original works in her studio. Her goal is not only to capture the work accurately, but to elicit the sensations of taste, smell, and touch from the viewer.
2001-2006 Studied still life painting under Ken Marlow Washington, DC.
2000-2001 Schuler School of Fine Art Baltimore, MD
1997-2000 Torpedo Art League Alex, VA. Studied Under Danny Dawson & Robert Liberace.
1968 Hong Ik University, B.A. Architecture Seoul, Korea.
1998 - present National Gallery of Art, Copyist Washington, DC. Worked as a copyist with permission from N.G. of Art.
2008 Solo Exhibition, Maniitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 Solo Exhibition, Andreeva Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.
2005 Solo Exhibition, Ollie Miller's Gallery Lothian, MD.
2004 Solo Exhibition, Ollie Miller's Gallery Lothian, MD.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Watergate Gallery Washington, DC - Collection Mr & Mrs James Earl Jones
1997 Solo Exhibition, Atelier Royal College Park, MD.
COMPETITION (ACCEPTED BY)
2011 "Breeze" - Oil Painters of America National Competition
2011 "Spring Banquet" - Hudson Valley Art Association Competition Helen DeCozen Memorial Award/Floral
2010 "Peahen" - Annual International Guild of Realism Competition
2010 "Papayas" - Oil Painters of America National Competition
2010 "Offering" - Hudson Valley Art Association Competition, Jane Peterson Memorial Award, Still Life - 2nd Place
2010 "Peahen" & "Papayas" - Art Renewal Center's International 2009/2010 - Finalist
2010 "Magnolia in Art Vase" & "Offering" - Still Life Category, Annual The Artist's Magazine - Finalist
2010 "Peahen" & "Peacock" - Animal Category, Annual The Artist's Magazine - Finalist
2010 The Artist's Magazine Calendar Limited Edition, "Offering" - Month of December
2010 "Peahen" - Birds in Art 2010 Woodson Art Museum
2010 "Breeze" - Allied Artists of America Annual Competition
2008 The Artist's Magazine Calendar Limited Edition, "Magnolias" - Month of May
2007 Annual International Guild of Realism Competition
2006 3rd Annual Competition, Art Renewal Center - Honorable Mention Award -"Persimmons Crown"
2006 93rd Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, The Alieen & Torres Award for Still Life - "Balsam Pear"
2006 Annual The Artist's Magazine National Competition, First Place in Still Life - "Persimmon"
2006 Annual International Guild of Realism Competition, Best of Still Life
2006 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition
2005 Audubon Artists Annual Juried Exhibition - The Salmagundi Club
2004-05 Allied Artists of America Annual Competition
2004-05 Hudson Valley Art Association's National Competition
2004-05 Oil Painters of America's Annual National Competition
2004 Pen & Brush Annual Competition - The Canson Inc. Art Materials Award
2003-05 Annual The Artists Magazine' National Competition - Finalist
2004 "Magnolias" Showcased on the cover of The Artists Magazine's Limited Edition Wall Calendar
2002-03 Laurel Art Guild's Open Juried Art Competition
2002 Boulder Art Association's National Juried Competition
2002 Mattawoman Greek Art Center's annual Juried Competition
2001 Patuxent Art League's Annual Art Competition
2010 The Artist's Magazine, Cover page, Jan/Feb 2010 issue
2010 American Art Collector, February issue
2009 American Art Collector, March issue
2008 International Artist.com, April/May issue
2007 Cape Arts Review, Volume VII
2007 American Art Collector, January and July issues
2007 Focus Magazine, January - March issue
2006 The Artist's Magazine, Cover Page, December 2006
2006 The Artist's Magazine, Artist Profile Article, October 2006
2011 American Society of Traditional Artists
2010 Signature Member of Oil Painters of America
2006 Members of Hudson Valley Art Association
2006 Members of International Guild of Realism
2006 Elected Member of Allied Artists of America
2008-11 "Garden Foley" has been in several traveling museums
2010 "Peahen" on display at the Woodson Art Museum