Born in Seoul, Korea Grace Kim
is the oldest of four children. She received her bachelor's degree in
architecture at Hong-Ik University, in Seoul, Korea in 1968.
In 1970, Grace immigrated with her husband to the US,
where they settled and raised three children. Over the years, she has
traveled extensively throughout the world to places such as Japan,
China, Italy, France, England, Russia, Eastern Europe, and New Zealand.
Currently, she resides in Washington, DC.
Grace has studied at the Art League in Alexandria,
Virginia, as well as Schuler's Fine Art School in Baltimore, Maryland.
She has worked under many artists such as Danni Dawson,
Robert Liberace, Gerald King, and Ann Schuler. Since 1998, she has been
a copyist at the National Gallery of Art. In January 2000, Grace made
the acquaintance of Ken Marlow, and has since been under his tutelage.
Working with various media, including water colors,
oils and pencils, Grace creates works which showcase the precision of
her architecture training through vivid colors, with heavy emphasis on
light and shadows. Her style is strongly influenced by the Dutch still
life works of the 16th and 17th century.
Presently, she splits her time between the National
Gallery and original works in her studio. Her goal is not only to
capture the work accurately, but to elicit the sensations of taste,
smell, and touch from the viewer.
2001-2006 Studied still life painting under Ken Marlow Washington, DC.
2000-2001 Schuler School of Fine Art Baltimore, MD
1997-2000 Torpedo Art League Alex, VA. Studied Under Danny Dawson &
1968 Hong Ik University, B.A. Architecture Seoul, Korea.