Kimi Kim was born in the beautiful city of Busan, the second largest city and the coastal gem of South Korea. sessing a deep passion for art since childhood, Kimi delved into diverse artistic realms, engaging in studies spanning woodworking, fiber arts, printmaking, lacquerware, metalwork, graphic design, and ceramic arts at two art universities in Korea in 1992. Kimi honed expertise in ceramics at the Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in the UK, and presently manages a studio in the vibrant metropolis of New York City.
Consistently showcasing her work at the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery in New York City, and participating in curated shows at Bergdorf & Goodman, Kimi collaborates with media artists and scientists, presenting her art on the global stage. Additionally, she shares her artistic creations in Korea through various platforms.
Kimi's art is a manifestation of a profound admiration and love for nature, conveying the essence of human emotions. Her works feature delicate forms inspired by nature, such as trees, leaves, and petals made from fragile materials like ceramic and “paper clay”. These forms represent the nature of love and care in Kimi’s personal life and how these relationships and beacons of joy are impossibly fragile, yet indescribably precious. Beyond her expertise in clay, she integrates a variety of materials into her creations.
The Chanel series, born from a dream amid challenging times abroad, explores women's desires, evolving into a portrayal of feminine yearnings—sometimes elegant, sometimes distorted, reflecting the intricate nature of desires that are both attainable and elusive.
The Lego series endeavors to bridge the gap between art and daily life, utilizing Lego blocks to craft accessible forms for those who may feel distanced from traditional art. Inspired by scuba diving experiences in her 20s, Kimi's Wave series captures the allure of the underwater world and the graceful movements of marine life. Ultimately, Kimi's goal is to share her artwork with a wider audience, encouraging viewers to briefly contemplate their own stories while engaging with her pieces.
Kimi Kim Wittling is an award winner of "International Competition KOREA", "CERAMIC Foundation Gyeonggi International" and "CERAMIC Biennale" in Korea in 2019. Wittling's works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including "Re:collection" at Waterfall Gallery in NY; "Infinite Grace 2" in Alpine, NJ; "A Sustaining Life" at Bergdorf Goodman in NY; and "Artful Living" at The West Village Printing House in NY, and many more. Kimi Kim Wittling continues to develop her work, creatively incorporating playfulness and beauty and exhibiting in the New York area.