A Drowsy Afternoon  

5000 x 2400 x 3700mm

stainless steel, copper, stone 2013

Artist Biography

Sung Soo Kim focuses on preserving and visualizing the childhood memories. He uses images of animals, fairy tales, amusement parks, which influenced his art. Recently, he has been expanding to other genres and created large-scale installations, Diorama Series, and drawings.


Born in 1984 in Jeonju, South Korea, Sung Soo Kim received BA, MFA, and Ph.D in Fine Arts from Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, South Korea where he lives and works.



Artist C.V.





2015 Ph.D. Chonbuk National University

2012 M.F.A Chonbuk National University

2010 B.F.A Chonbuk National University


Solo Exhibitions

2019  'Jeolla Young Art Award', Korea Traditional Cultural Museum, Jeon-ju, Korea

2017  'The Passengers', Soom Gallery, Jeonju, Korea

2016  'Directed Diorama', Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY

2015  Gallery PIU, Culture Complex Dam, Jeonju, Korea

2015  'Memorial Vintage', Samsung Raemian Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2014  'Amusement Park in Box', Gana Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2014  'Amusement Park in Box', Woojin Culture Space, Jeonju, Korea

2014  'My Childhood', Gyodong Art Museum, Jeonju, Korea

2013  'The Story of Nothing', Gyodong Art Studio, Jeonju, Korea

2011  'On Your Mark', Woojin Culture Space, Jeonju, Korea



2019  Jeolla Young Art Award, Korea Traditional Cultural Museum

2018  Ha Jung Woong Selected Artist, Gwang ju Museum of Art

2018  Jeon-buk Provicial Art Museum Selected Artist, Jeon-buk Provicial Art Museum

2017  Cheongju Craft Biennale Selected Artist, Cheongju-si

2015  Selected Artist, Joongang Art Prize, Joonang Daily

2015  Selected Artist, POSCO Art Museum

2015  Asia Modern Art Prize Winner, the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

2014  Selected Artist, Gyodong Art Museum

2014  Jeonbuk Grand Art Prize Winner, Korean Fine Arts Association

2014  Selected Artist, Woojin Culture Foundation

2013  Selected Artist, International Sculpture Symposium, Daekyo Culture Foundation

2013  Selected Artist, Pyungchang Biennale, Gangwon Culture Foundation

2012  Ongoul Grand Art Prize Winner, Korean Fine Arts Association

2010  Misari Outdoor Sculpture Prize Winner, Korean Sports Promotion Foundation



E-co City Design, Jeon-ju, Korea

Jeon-ju wedding street, Jeon-ju, Korea

Tower the most, Ul-san, Korea

Culture Complex Dam, Jeonju, Korea

The Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai, India

POSCO The Sharp, Incheon, Korea

Gyodong Art Museum, Jeonju, Korea

Sejong Government Complex, Sejong, Korea

Deakyo, Inc., Jeonju, Korea

Seohak Art Space, Jeonju, Korea

Alpensia Resort, Pyungchang, Korea

Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea

Teain Country Golf Club, Jeonju, Korea

Misari Water Stadium, Hanam, Korea



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