ARTIST STATEMENT From Me to You in Different Places and Memoriesfeatures a selection of paintings representing various locations in the city of Los Angeles that are of significance to Justin N. Kim from his Maps series, along with abstract pieces from his series Bigger Than Myself, both of which stem from ideas of connection and interconnection. These paintings are Kim's way of paying homage to Los Angeles and the complexities of living in this massive, complicated, and nuanced metropolis.
Both bodies of works Bigger Than Myself and Maps set to question and explore what it means to contribute and participate in the greater human experience in different ways. Through similar situations, experiences, memories, places and settings, the collection of Los Angeles map paintings and somewhat monochromatic abstract pieces seek connection and empathy with the people living in the city of Los Angeles.
2018 MFA, California State University, Northridge 2015 Single Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Fresno 2014 BA, California State University, Fresno 2010 AA, Fresno City College
Solo Exhibitions 2022 From Me to You in Different Places and Memories George Billis Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2020 Justin N. Kim Gallery Baird, Online 2018 MFA Graduate Exhibition CSUN Main Gallery, Northridge, CA 2016 - 2017 Solo Show Altadena Central Library District Altadena, Altadena, CA 2015 Solo Show Robert Ogata’s Studio, Fresno, CA
2014 Solo Show CMAC, Fresno, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions 2022 Outside In: Textures and Abstractions BAM Art Advisory, Larchmont, NY Begin/Again Open Mind Art Space, Los Angeles, CA Light of Day: Rejects Reconsidered The Lodger Gallery, Online Centered on the Center Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA 2021 Trunk Show Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Online Spring Forward A Way Gallery, Online Suspension: Art in the Age of Quarantine Gallery Baird, Online Fresh Perspectives: Pt. 2 London Painting Club, Online 2020 Disrupting the Stillness The Visionary Projects x Co-curated and Juried by Mikael Eskilsson (Lohme Art Gallery), Online You Are Here Katmapped, Curated by James Stewart and Kate Trafeli, Online Creative Distancing: An Exhibition of Community Creativity Art Museum of South Texas, Online Calling Across the Distance Emergent Art Space, Online 2019 CA Open Exhibition Juried by Ruth Weisberg Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2018 Us Madrid Theatre, Encino, CA 2017 Group Show Madrid Theatre, Encino, CA
Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition CSUN Main Gallery, Northridge, CA 2016 Call and Response CSUN West Gallery, Northridge, CA Students Make Art for Earth Day CSUN Student Union Square, Northridge, CA Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition CSUN Main Gallery, Northridge, CA 2015 New MFA:Two Guys One Shed CSUN SHED Gallery, Northridge, CA Arthop Arthouse Fresno, CA
Press 2022 November Issue Interview, Voyage LA Volume 15, Friend of the Artist 2021 The Studio Image Project, Friend of the Artist Masterpiece magazine 41st Issue