Jin Eui Kim

My work explores how the perception of three-dimensional ceramic forms can be manipulated by the application of arrangements of bands on their surfaces. Depending on the arrangement, using gradients of width, interval or tone, illusory spatial phenomena can appear and thus significantly influence the actual three-dimensional forms. The duration of viewer’s attention, viewer’s position, tone or colour of the background are also crucial influencing factors for the creation of such illusions. The illusory phenomena created in these ways are intended to be intriguing, to capture the viewer’s imagination, and to offer new possibilities for the decoration of ceramic artworks.

 PhD in Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
2006  Master of Arts in Ceramics, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
2004  Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts), University
of Tasmania, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Australia

 Highly Commended, Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s hall, Cardiff
Selected for the exhibition AWARD, British Ceramic Biennial 2013, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire 
Selected for the exhibition Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea
2012 Winner of Exhibitors’ favourite designer/maker, MADE 12, Brighton
Exhibitor Award sponsored by Snug gallery at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2012 Arts grant for participating three fairs, Arts Council of Wales
Selected, Welsh Artist of the year, St.David hall
Neo:artprize finalists, Neo gallery, Bolton
Woolgather art prize finalists, Leeds
2009 Selected, Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju, South Korea 
2007 Highly commended, Welsh artist of the year, St.David’s hall, Cardiff
2006 Selected, World Ceramic Competition, Ichoen, South Korea
MA Stars, Axis Graduates, Placed on the web, UK
2004 Awarded for Excellence at Third Year Level in Ceramics, UTAS, Australia
Placed on the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for the Faculty of Arts, UTAS, Australia 

Recent Exhibitions

2014 April Focus, New maker, Bevere Gallery, Worcester
Kiosk, Gellery Ten, Cardiff
Voir et percevoir, Galerie Du Don, France
Craft, Earls court, London
2013 Going Full Circle, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne
Growing, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
Earth and Fire, International Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Nottinghamshire
Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Never End, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
MADE applied arts showcases, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2012 Shadows and Light, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
Objects of Desire, DegreeArt gallery, London
MADE 12, Brighton Design and Craft Fair, Brighton
MADE London, the design and craft fair, London
displayed works in a showcase, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Crafts embrace the world, Cheongju Korean Craft Museum, Korea
Terralha 2012, European Festival of Ceramic Arts, St.Quentin, France
Summer show, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Welsh Artist of the year, St.David hall, Cardiff
WIRAD Grade exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery,
Cardiff School of Art and Design. Cardiff
Neo:artprize, Neo gallery, Bolton
Summer Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds
Focus on form: Three Ceramists, Lilly Zeligman gallery, Netherland
Beyond Borders, ArtXchange gallery, Seattle, USA
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2009  Playing with fire, Oriel Makers gallery, Cardiff
Young Guns, Sydney College of Arts, Australia
Cheongju cultural industry complex, South Korea 
 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
MA Ceramics 25 Years On, Howard Gardens gallery, Cardiff
2007 Ceramic Futures, Draw international Art house, Caylus, France
Setting Out 2007, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2006  MA degree show, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
New Designers, Business Design Center, London
The 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Ichoen, South Korea

Graduate Residence, Fireworks Clay Studios, Cardiff


2013  Paradoxical Aesthetics, Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013, Korea Ceramic Foundation, P.52-59
‘Ceramic Art London: 12-14 April 2013’, La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, no.191, Jul/Aug, p.76-77
Ceramic Monthly, December, p.18-19
2012  ‘Beyond Borders: a stylistic Potpourri from Wales’, Ceramics Art and Perception, issue 89, Sep 2012, p.16-19
2012  Ceramic Review Issue 258 November/December
Degree Art Magazine December Issue 02
Craft, Embracing the World, Korean Craft Museum
Thesis, ‘The Ways in Which Surface Marks and Tone May Manipulate Perception of Three-Dimensional Ceramic Artworks’, submitted to the Cardiff Metropolitan University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
2011 Monthly Ceramic Art (Koera), Vol 16, No.182 May, P.111-113


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