So Kim (b. 1995) is South Korean born multi-disciplinary artist. She received a BFA in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design. Kim’s works are presented with explosive, vibrant colors —seemingly playful and uplifting, but simultaneously reflects the solitude of self. 


Kim portrays her inner-self in different forms of animals and creatures, along with her ‘best friend’, Uma.


Kims' works focus on the inability of communication, ordinarily emotionally charged and internally driven. Used to visualize reality— the attempt of dialogue, the discordant relation between subject and content and the dysfunctions of language. In short, the lack of clear references are key elements in the work. Again and again, the artist leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. 

So Kim currently lives and works in New York.


*2020 relocated to Seoul, Korea.  


  • Shanghai American School (2001-2014)
  • The New School: Parsons School of Design (2014-2019 BFA Fine Arts)​​


Solo Shows


  • G2 Gallery (Solo Exhibition) 

  • Tokyo, Japan (August 2011 – August 2011)

  • Korean Cultural Center Shanghai (Solo Exhibition) 

  • Shanghai, China (April 2014 – April 2014)

  • Breeze Online Gallery (Solo Exhibition 'Me')     

      (Online Exhibition July 4th-Aug 4th, 2018)


  • ‘Dear Uma, <우마에게,>’ So Kim Solo Show (Organized by Erika Freeman/GCA (Girls Create Art) 

  • New York, New York (July 28th, 2019)

  • ‘Dear Uma, <우마에게,>’ So Kim Seoul Exhibition (@Cafe PAPA Sincheon, Seoul, Korea) 

  • Seoul, South Korea (Feb 17th - April 27th) 


Group Shows

  • Hotel Chantelle (The Secret Art and Fashion Show)

  • Curated by: John McMullen / The Art Of Fashion Arts Group) 

  • New York, New York (November 2017- November 2017)

  • Eugene Lang Skybrige (Now, An Unbecoming 2017 Group Show) 

  • New York, New York (December 9th-16th 2017)

  • Greenpoint Gallery (March Grand Salon Show 2018) 

  • Brooklyn, New York (March 16th-March 16th)

  • Greenpoint Gallery (People's Choice Grand Salon Show 2018) 

  • Brooklyn, New York (April 6th-April 6th) 


  • Parsons Fine Arts Thesis Show 2018

 New York, New York (May 16th-May 16th)


  • LIC Open Arts Open Festival (The Kultur Show 2018) 

  • Long Island City, New York (May 16th-May 20th, 2018)


  • Bowery Poetry (Genre: Urban Arts/ No. 4 Print Launch)

  • New York, New York (June 25th-June 25th)


  • Next to Nothing (Art Student Pop-UP 2018)

  • New York, New York (June 29th - July 1st, 2018)

  • Gallery Violet (The Beginning) 

  • Seoul, South Korea (Janurary 6th-Janurary 25th)


  • Red Bull Music 2018 (Photo Editorial for Jamez Manuel)

  • Genre: Urban Arts Magazine (Print No.4 2018)

  • Genre: Urban Arts Magazine (Print No.5 2019)

  • Simpl-Mag: A Conversation With Robert Sikoryak (

  • Simpl-Mag: An Interview With Daniel Matallana (

  • Simpl-Mag: An Interview With Dino Kužnik (


  • Simpl-Mag: Top Korean Contemporary Artists 30 and Under Working in NYC. (


  • Pif Magazine: Artist Interview: Spotlight On So Kim (

  • Collecteurs: Collecteurs Magazine: Supporters 

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  • Forge Art Mag Artist interview on Issue 23: Trust (Pg. 69-73) via ISSUU 

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