J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
Jin Kim has been selected to participate in The Ceramic House residency in May-June 2017, when she will be making work in collaboration with Kyung Won Baek. They will be making site-specific work in response to the city of Stoke-on-Trent for British Ceramics Biennial. The work will be on display from 23rd September-3rd November.
Jin Kim received her BA in Fine Art in 2011 from the University of Manitoba, Canada, after which she studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design as a post-graduate student. She completed her MA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA, in 2015. She has had many exhibitions internationally, notably Cheongju International Craft Biennial in Korea. She has also participated in residency programs in Korea, Canada, USA and Denmark. Kim is currently living in Seoul, Korea, where she continues to developing her installation-based fine art pieces.
Jin Kim’s statement:
“What will happen if meaningful things repeat over and over? Even more important, what could happen to flat meaningless actions if layered a seemingly infinite amount of times? I collect ephemeral objects such as Q-tips and floss from my daily routine, and bring them to my studio. Since 2014, I have started every studio day with a ‘Daily Drawing’. My drawings and collected objects both question the importance of repeating an insignificant moment. A significant moment is memorable because of its power to affect us despite its rarity, but when this same moment is layered too many times, it can become insignificant. In contrast, I find when a simple insignificant moment or action is repeated often, it gains meaning that we often only notice in its absence. I am curious to discover what interesting stories these infinite flat moments make, and create a piece of artwork from them.”