New York-based artist Suzy Kim embraces lush, fluorescent colours, multiple glazes, metal use, and needle strokes in her new series, “Bloom and Backfire”. Her panel paintings are rich with gesture, displaying abstracted floral images. Kim hints at youth and play, transfiguring her subject-matter through the lens of innate gesture and lavish mark-making.
Kim holds a double Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Colombia. In 2006, Kim completed her Master of Arts in Art Education with honours, graduating from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.
Upon graduation, Kim became the Production Leader for Kaikai Kiki, New York, and worked under the direction of Takashi Murakami, a Japanese artist in contemporary fine arts and digital and commercial media. Kim successfully managed the delicate balance of colour and a refined painting application, known as “Superflat”.