Mari Kim, ‘A cut’, 2013, Vohn Gallery

About Mari Kim

Mari Kim calls the recurring figure in her work “Eyedoll,” a cartoon-like, porcelain-skinned female distinguished by her large oval eyes. In Kim’s lustrous ink-on-canvas prints, Eyedoll stares directly out from the surface; she dons different outfits and guises while standing against different backgrounds. As Eyedoll shifts through identities, Kim makes subtle alterations to the figure’s iris patterns, matching changes in costume to changes in mood. The relentless seriality of her work attends to questions of how identity can be altered with props and fashion, and it also models a kind of fetishistic Asian female identity that is confrontational in its forwardness.

South Korean, b. 1979, Seoul, South Korea, based in Seoul, South Korea

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Pontone Gallery Taiwan | Mari kim | 混亂世代中的羅曼史, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2016
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery
2016
Mari Kim | Days of Future Past, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2015
Autumn Contemporary Collection, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery
2014
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Pontone Gallery Taiwan | Mari kim | 混亂世代中的羅曼史, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2016
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery
2016
Mari Kim | Days of Future Past, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2015
Autumn Contemporary Collection, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery
2014
Mari Kim | Synchronicity, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Hwang Seontae | Between Light and Space, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery | Taiwan | 炫藝 | 開幕首展, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2016
2016
Pontone Gallery Opening Exhibition, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2015
Shine Artists in New York, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery
2013
K-Surrogates, Vohn Gallery, New York
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