Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    and he will make your paths straight
in all your ways submit to him


Proverbs 3:5-6 


"In my painting, I am expressive, whimsical, and joyful. Ihave liberated myself from framing the picturesque material world or reenactingphilosophical elevated modern art in my canvas. I instead filled it with simpleand vibrant colours and childlike doodles. I filled it with something that Ifind joy in, simplicity, flat forms, and animated colours. I simply want todeliver this sense of happiness to my audience."

ESTHER Doyeon KIM

김도연

(Born in 1995, Chang-won, Republic of Korea)

Esther Kim is a South Korean Canadian raised in Vancouver, currently a Toronto based artist. She majored in a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). 

Esther Kim is a South Korean Canadian raised in Vancouver, currently a Toronto-based artist. She majored in a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University(OCADU). Kim’s recent works scrutinize the idea of gratitude on mundanity, delivering a sense of picturesque happiness—a celebration of a tedious moment. She explores simplicity, flat forms, and animated colours to create expressive, whimsical, and joyous moments.




EDUCATION

B.F.A. Drawing & Painting: 

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada 


EXHIBITIONS

2021 TOAF60, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto 

2021 TOAF60, Visual Voices Collection Curated by Alex Garant, Toronto

2020 The Era of Change, Visionary Project, New York

2020 Akin Studio Career Launcher and Partial Gallery, Toronto

2020 Luxembourg Art Prize,  2020 Certificate of participation, Luxembourg

2020 Narratives Through Digital Space, OCAD University, Toronto

2020 Drawing and Painting Class of 2020 GRADEX105 Show, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto

2020  Festival of the Body, The Great Hall, OCAD University, Toronto

2019  Pop Down, OCAD University, Toronto

2015  Celebration of First-Year Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto 


AWARDS

TOAF60, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Best of Painting Award

JUDGED BY: Daniel Faria, Gallerist

2021| Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker


ACCOLADES

2020 Certificate of participation, Luxembourg Art Prize

2020 Akin Studio Career Launcher and Partial Gallery,Toronto


GALLERY

Partial Gallery 

https://estherkim.partial.gallery/

TOAF60 : Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 

https://torontooutdoor.art/artists/gallery/toaf/2021/esther-kim

OCAD University GRAD EX 

https://eportfolio.ocadu.ca/exhibitor/details/1b1b480f-6404-4ba5-92f7-f26af508c946

or 

Contact the artist personally regarding artwork purchase

dyek0506@gmail.com



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