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Soo Kim

Soo Kim
Professor, Program Director of Photography
Teaches In
Fine Arts
MFA Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts, Interschool degree in the Schools of Art, Critical Writing, and Film and Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California 
Bachelor of Art, University of California, Riverside, California


Professor and Program Director of Photography, and heads the Critic-in-Residence program at Otis College of Art and Design
Gyopo, Programming committee
AICAD, BIPOC Academic Leadership Institute

Soo Kim CV



  • Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, 2014
  • City of Los Angeles, Individual Artist Fellowship, 2011 
  • California Community Foundation, Fellowship for Visual Artists, 2007
  • Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 20092006-07
Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

  • The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Phoenix Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii (blog interview)
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Nou Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinios
  • Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, New York
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
  • Orange County Museum of Art, California
  • Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, California
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • DCKT Contemporary, New York, New York
  • Gwangju Biennale, Korea
  • National Center for the Arts, El Salvador
  • Art Sonje, Seoul, Korea
  • Whitney Museum, New York, New York
  • American Cinemateque, S.F.

Public Collections

Public Art Commissions

  • The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson, London, 2020 
  • Soo Kim: A Week Inside Two Days, MW Books, Los Angeles, 2018 
  • Photography is Magic, Aperture, New York, 2015 
  • Words Without Pictures, Aperture/LACMA Press, Los Angeles, 2009 
  • Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Front Forty Press, Chicago, 2008
  • The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means of Expression, Black Dog Press, London, 2006
  • Garb, Prentice Hall, 2006
  • Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art / Prestel Verlag press, 2004
  • Restart: New Systems, Thames and Hudson/Univers, London, 2001