Shannon Kim is an artist based in

Long Beach, California.

About Shannon

Shannon Kim lives and works in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley with a portion of her studies residing in Rome, Italy and Madrid, Spain as well as in Fullerton, California at Fullerton College. Currently, she uses her Bachelor in Fine Arts to profess the importance of creativity to young artists, and also assists Public Artists write grant letters and project applications. 

Shannon's art stems from her theory that all people have the potential to be creative. She uses oil paints and a blend of traditional materials to create her abstracted paintings.

Her present work includes expanding her art practice to what can happen beyond the canvas. She's dreaming of collaborating with creative performers (musicians, playwrights, self-proclaimed entertainers), making public art, and creating space for hungry artists.

You are invited to follow her process on Instagram

 

About my work

It's a continual exploration of layer, of line, and of the ocean as a metaphor. The surface expresses movements that change with layers of paint, layers of context, and the lines that draw us in and out of the ocean of emotions, of seasons, and of human understanding. Visual lexicon is my language of choice, one that is unsettled and inquiring analysis. It requires a bit of improvisation and a lot of creative problem solving.

I see art as more than the physical work. It was made for the purposes of viewing, understanding, and discussing; living outside the vacuums of our individual minds. My art practice tests my vulnerability and challenges me to use art as a medium for communication, for transparency, and for empathy. It is my passion to make visual thinking accessible and digestible. The Creative Public was born out of that same seed. It is a podcast aiming to display an image of the art community through conversations about creative thinking and artistic living.
 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education 

2016

BFA, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley.

2014

AA Art, Fullerton College

Solo Exhibition

2019

 

El Segundo Art Walk, Blue Butterfly Coffee Co.

El Segundo, CA

2018

November Art Walk, Sourced. Collective

Laguna Beach, CA

March Art Walk, LoLo, A Boutique

Fullerton, CA

2017

The Unknown Eddy, Doc's Pie Shop

Seal Beach, CA

February Art Walk, Pro Desk Space 

Fullerton, CA

2016

 

Art + Macarons, Share and Do Good Boutique

Fullerton, CA

Making it Home Pop-Up Show, Seilers' Studio

Zanesville, OH

2013

Jesus Te Ama, Share and Do Good Boutique

Fullerton, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Unconquerable Inertia, Hibbleton Gallery

Fullerton, CA

2017

Grand Opening Group Show at SOLA Art Gallery 

South Los Angeles, CA

Teacher Art Show, Alyce's Art Studio 

Manhattan Beach, CA

2016

Personal Lens, Artists Television Access

San Francisco, CA

Ellipsis- Three Points in Constellation, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Berkeley, CA

2015

Prototype- Senior Thesis Show, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Berkeley, CA

2014

Art and Meditation Exhibition, Kroeber Hall

Berkeley, CA

2013

Fullerton College Centennial: Library Art Contest, William T. Boyce Library

Fullerton, CA

Student Art Exhibition, Fullerton College Art Department

Fullerton, CA

Mural Work

 

2017

 

FinAlley - Collaborative Art Installation

Burgess Alley, Zanesville, OH

Swim

SOLA Art Gallery Stairwell, South Los Angeles, CA

2014

Untitled

Elementary Department of Dong Shin Church, Fullerton, CA

Creative Work

2019

Wedding Signs and Escort Name Cards Handlettering, Chang and Lim

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Assistant Art Director, Alyce's Art Studio

Manhattan Beach, CA

Project Administrator, Randy Colosky Public Art

Los Angeles, CA

Juror for "In the Waiting" Art Show 

Zanesville, OH

Wedding Signs and Escord Name Cards Handlettering, Brandlin and Rockwell

Palm Springs, CA

2018

Wedding Invitation and Envelope Handlettering, Vazquez and Mower

Santa Monica, CA

Project Administrator, Randy Colosky Public Art

Los Angeles, CA

 

Website Designer, Carla Hoffman Vista|Sotheby's Realtor

Manhattan Beach, CA

Graphic Designer, Alyce's Art Studio

Manhattan Beach, CA

2017

Artist Assistant, Randy Colosky Public Art

Los Angeles, CA

Wedding Venue Chalk Art, Embrace Bliss Weddings

El Segundo, CA

Website Designer, EMAC Loans

Seal Beach, CA

 

Website Designer, Alyce Vazquez

Santa Monica, CA

Creative Director, Zanesville Art Residency

Zanesville, OH

Graphic Designer, Alyce's Art Studio

Manhattan Beach, CA

 

Creative Director, South Los Angeles Art Gallery

South Los Angeles, CA

Administrator, Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

Fullerton, CA

2016

In-house Product Design, Asha Tea House

Berkeley, CA

2014

Art Director, Vacation Bible Study-Dong Shin Church

Fullerton, CA

2013

Graphic Design, Dong Shin English Ministry

Fullerton, CA

Artist in Residence

2018

Sourced. Laguna Beach, CA

2016

Zanesville Art Residency, Seilers' Studio, Zanesville, OH

Honors and Awards

2013

Fullerton College Centennial: Library Art Contest, William T. Boyce Library

Fullerton, CA

Bibliography

2018

Los Angeles Times. July 12, 2018. "Downtown Fullerton Art Walk Provides A Forum For Community Expression" by Lou Ponsi. 

Los Angeles Times. July 10, 2018. "The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk" by Spencer Grant

The Korea Daily. July 3, 2018. "Korean Artist Opens Abstract Art Exhibition" by Park, NakHee