Saemee Kim was born in 1994 and joined the Arts of Life in 2016. An avid lover of fables, Kim reads voraciously and often relates stories and folklore that she heard throughout childhood. This interest seeps into her artwork in the form of characters and scenes she reconstructs to fit her individual artistic voice.
“The circle shape and line like this. The triangle. The circle. The shape. Just like comic books. Just like storybook picture.”
This is further evidenced in Kim’s clean, illustrative style. Her representational subject matter is often punctuated with crisp black lines outlining fundamental shapes. She works with diligence and focus while immersed in her internal storylines—always rooting for the good guys to affect a happy ending.
“They look so beautiful. Everyone go see. They like it.”
7th Annual Square Foot Show
OPEN Gallery, Glenview, IL - 2018
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017
I Challenge You
Glenview Public Library, Glenview, IL - 2017