Long-term Resident Yeonsoo Kim in Studio with art work

Yeonsoo Kim

Award(s): Matsutani Fellow, Etchart-Satre Fellow
Residency Years: 2020, 2021, 2022
Posted in: Current Artist, Current Long Term Resident

Biography

In order to understand the art, history and culture of ceramics of Korea, Yeonsoo Kim worked with Korean masters at various onggi factories and ceramic studios as a way to secure a strong foothold in the field of Korean traditional pottery. An artistic identity began developing as life experiences and values were shared with other artists and workers. Yeonsoo began tasking himself with creating a new hand built vessel each day. These works, when amassed, act as a type of diary or a visual record of listening to his inner voice. His works explore identity and psychological conditions through the processes of making and daily life.

Yeonsoo Kim was born in Haenam, South Korea. He is a long-term resident artist at Archie Bray Foundation. Yeonsoo earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics at Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He was recently selected as a recipient of a 2020 Emerging Artist award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).