Wednesday, December 8, 2010

so far...

Jane and tree
is coming along...
I've done up to the waist, but I'm kind of hesitant...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

coming soon

upcoming jane and umbrella...
more images to be added soon

Monday, September 13, 2010

From Russia with Love

From Russia With Love,
experience and memories that I will never forget... I already miss you Mr. St. Petersburg!

The State Hermitage Museum

Art Semester at the Hermitage

During two weeks from 9 to 22 August 2010 the program Art Semester at the Hermitage organized byìthe museum’s Youth Educational Center and the Hermitage’s Canadian Friends’ Club was held for the students of Canada’s higher education institutions of art.

After the contest arranged by the Hermitage’s Canadian Friends’ Club 10 students arrived to St Petersburg to participate in this educational program. They were offered a specialized course of lectures on the history of art at the Hermitage halls combined with creative classes of visual and applied arts and photography at the workshop of the Youth Center.

In addition, the program Art Semester developed by the center’s employees included excursions devoted to the history of St Petersburg, visits to museums, workshops of modern artists, drawing classes. Students visited the workshop of Alexander Dashevsky, a young, yet internationally renowned St Petersburg artist who told them about his work and ideas regarding the processes existing in the field of modern art in Russia and St Petersburg. During the trip to Kronstadt and the visit to the residence of St Petersburg branch of Cyland modern art center and media art laboratory the students had a meeting with Mikhail Krest, St Petersburg, and Andrew Demirjian, American media artist invited to Russia to participate in the new, fourth CYBERFEST festival of cybernetic art which will be held in St Petersburg in November 2010 and which was preparing its audio/video installations these days.

In the program Art Semester a special place was occupied by a course of practical classes that were held at the Hermitage halls and the Peter and Paul’s fortress. Students made sketches in the museum’s halls of ancient halls, participated in the master class of traditional wood painting that was held for them by Natalia Kruglova, Head of the Art Workshop of the Students’ Club of the Youth Center. Igor Lebedev, Head of the Creative Photography section of the Students’ Club of the Hermitage’s Youth Center, in the course of the master class as a conjuror, demonstrated to the students the capabilities of the simplest chemical materials, a developer and a fixative, for making a photograph without using a photo camera.

The results of art classes of Canadian students who participated in the Art Semester program were summarized in the course of a one-day reporting demonstration of works that was held at the Hermitage’s Youth Center on the last day of the program.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale

Please take a note!
I will be at Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale!

August 27-29. 2010

Friday, August 27

3:00 pm-7:30 pm Show & Sale

with Dr Sketchy's Toronto alternative figure drawing sessions starting at 4 pm

and the vinyl-infused grooves of DeeJay Kirby throughout the day

Saturday, August 28

11:00 am-7:30 pm Show & Sale

with Dr Sketchy's Toronto alternative figure drawing sessions starting at 4 pm

and the vinyl-infused grooves of DeeJay Kirby throughout the day

Sunday, August 29

11:00 am-5:00 pm Show & Sale

with live painting by Art Fuzion from 12 pm

and a live music performance by Rambunctious at 3 pm

@ Sunnyside Pavilion
1755 Lake Shore Blvd., Toronto

Hermitage Museum Young Artists' Program

Through Hermitage Museum Young Artists' Program, I will have a great opportunity to visit Russia. The program includes museum tutorials, daylong trips outside of the city, visits to contemporary artists' studios, painting, drawing and photography master classes. There are 10 university students from York University, OCAD and I believe another university was Concordian University. Originally, 10 students were nominated from each school (which means there were 30 in total). In my case, nomination was done during the open house student exhibition, which led to another portfolio application with reference letter. I will be leaving on August 8th and coming back on 22nd. I will take lots of pictures and upload as soon as I come back! (my heart pumping...pump...pump...pump)

when thoughts overrun...

Pen and Indian Ink on Rice paper and Japanese paper. Watercolor pencil crayon, watercolor on wood panel. Plus acrylic board. (The picture quality is not that great... I will get another shot as soon as possible :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Like a bird...

Dream of Flying
Mixed media in a plastic case

At the blue sea

Encounter of Redsun
Mixed media in a plastic case


Jane by herself in a plastic case

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


It has been great opportunity to be one of the participant in TOAE. I have felt and learned what it is like to be able to show and share Jane to others. Of course, I will continue to do my best to chase after my dream. Thank you for all your support!
p.s. thank you for pictures =)



Red Sun

Chasing the Red Sun

Cloudy Day

Cloudy Day with Chance of Rain


Dreaming of Secret Garden

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jane chasing redsun

Linen is stretched and stapled on the canvas for both top and bottom. For the top part of canvas, I thought it would be interesting to include bird, which does not appear with Jane anymore... Jane, waves of water, redsun (red fish), trees are all drawn with Indian ink and pen, watercolor and pencil crayon. All cut and stitched on the bottom canvas first. Then wooden frames are all nailed together. All pieces of drawings are attached with fish string and additional materials are added... (e.g., shadow of redsun in blue silhouette paper, acrylic paint splash on acetate paper to enclose each sides. A lighting is to be added later on, but the bottom part of waves of water will include some white decorative gravel to hide stitching and to create even out ground.) It takes a while to finish one thing... but it is interesting to experience how I have to really think around to transform the main material source of cardboard boxes to wooden canvas frames. Plus it does create quiet different feeling to it...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

work place

I know it has been long since I uploaded images on the blog... So here I have my no longer secret work place. I have picked up few (or lots) of canvases that were suppose to be thrown out at work. Decided to use it as park of my "Jane" project. Instead of using cardboard boxes, canvases' wooden frames are used as a box. It took me lots of planning... or at least some time, because it was definitely different than working with cardboard boxes. Where for cardboard boxes, I was able to cut and work my ways from here and there, for wooden frames, I had to make steps because once the wooden frames were nailed together, there was no way of separating them back again.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Come visit my booth at the show this year!

JULY 9, 10 & 11, 2010
Nathan Phillips Square

Friday 10:30am-7:30pm

Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm

Sunday 10:30am-6:30pm

I will be located at
Booth # 803 in the
Blue North Section

p.s. my Korean name would be on the catalogue, if you are lost...
so be aware that my name is also Soyeon Kim :D

Friday, May 28, 2010

Secret Garden

Pen and Indian ink with watercolour on Japanese paper. The first box includes the figure and trees with two stripes of Mylar papers at the back. The second box includes acrylics on acetate paper and flowers painted with watercolour on Japanese paper and one Mylar paper strip placed on the centre of the background. The second box is lit with white, blue, green lights. The first and second box is encased with a larger box that has a hole in the circle, creating a moon. Strings outlining the box.

The outside box: 42x45x20cm

The first and second boxes that are encased: 36x36x8cm (each)
2010 April

Hide and Seek

The structure is made with wooden sticks, tapes and brown strings. Three different textured Japanese papers are used, and stitched on wooden sticks. Painting is done with acrylics and Indian ink.
2010 April