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


Soo Kim’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi gallery, Los Angeles; Angles gallery, Los Angeles; Sandroni Rey gallery, Los Angeles; Julie Saul gallery, New York; The Pasadena Museum of California Art; and the Pomona College Museum of Art.  

Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Getty Center, Los Angeles; The 2002 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; the Orange County Museum of Art; Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles; Art Sonje, Korea; Islip Art Museum, New York; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, New York; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and the Honolulu Museum of Art, among others. 

Kim’s work is in public collections, including The Getty Center, The Broad Foundation, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Escalette Collection of Art, Chapman University. 

Kim's public project for LA Metro's Purple Line subway station will open in 2024. She is a Visual Artist in Community fellow for the El Segundo Cultural Development Program for 2022-2023. A monograph of her work, A Week Inside Two Days, was published in 2018. 

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  • 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