Born 1969 in Seoul, Korea


MFA, Interschool degree in the Schools of Art, Critical Writing, and Film and Video
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

BA, Art
University of California at Riverside, Riverside, California


Homesick for a Better World, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

Soo Kim: (Returning), Archer School, Los Angeles, California

Midday Moon, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Black Sun, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

The Corners of the Sea, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York
Faraway, Seaver Gallery, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, California

Superheavies, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

(They Stop Looking at the Sky), Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California

A Week Inside Two Days, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Future’s Owned by You and Me, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency, Photo Light Box Project, Los Angeles, California

Soo Kim, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Venice, California

Soo Kim, Pomona College Museum of Art, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona, California*

Stonewashing, Bandits-mages, Bourges, France                 

(Carry) A Big Stick, selected by Daniel J. Martinez, Tropical Installations, Los Angeles,           California


Asia/LA – LA/Asia, Ara Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Covers, The Bloke, Pasadena, California
Mecca, The Lodge, Los Angeles, California

Seeing is Believing, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
Pale Harvest, SCAPE, Newport Beach, California

Paperworks*, curated by Howard Fox, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
Paths and Edges, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California
Second Sight: New Representations in Photography*, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

Material Object, curated by Justin Cole, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Soft Target, curated by Phil Chang and Matt Porter, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Lay of the Land, curated by Farrah Karapetian, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Not in Arcadia Ego, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Weatherspoon Biennial: Art on Paper 2012, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
After Image: The Photographic Process(ed), Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, California

Taking Time, Nou Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Rethink LA, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, California     
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery

Cut Ups, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
Little Tremors, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel and Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Altered Appropriations: Making Strange, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, California
Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
State of Mind: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego,  California

New Beginnings, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

The World is All That is the Case, curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, NewYork
Hotbed: Video Cultivation, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film*, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Soo Kim and Mary Temple, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Beyond Image: Photography in Contemporary Art, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

Pieces of Angels: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, University Art Museum, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Seoul Triennale II*, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
CorteFusión: Fotografía Manipulada de Tijuana y Los Ángeles, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Crossfade, Villa Nova Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador
Shadow-Line, Flutter & Radiance, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California*
Experimenter Remix, El Teatro Presidente, San Salvador, El Salvador, traveling to Teoretica Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica, and The National Center for the Arts, San Salvador, El Salvador

Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight*, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
Re: LAX, curated by Megan Riley, DCKT Contemporary, New York, New York          

Majestic Sprawl: Los Angeles Photography, Pasadena Museum of California Art,   Pasadena, California
THERE: Sites of Korean Diaspora*, Gwangju Biennale, Biennale Hall Galleries, Gwangju, Korea
Double Vision: Photographs from The Strauss Collection*, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California, traveling to The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
London is Balling, Bart Wells Institute, London, UK

KoreAmericaKorea*, Art Sonje, Seoul, Korea, traveling to Art Sonje Museum, Kyongju, Korea
Shutter: The New Photography, No Name Exhibitions/Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Parallax: New Photographs, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Venice, California

Other Related Areas, UC Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, California
Annuale, curated by Franklin Sirmans, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, California
Beyond the Image, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
I to Eye 3, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Hotel California*, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, traveling to The Bridge Center for Contemporary Art at El Paso, El Paso, Texas                 

1996 Annuale, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, California
Things That Quicken The Heart, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, traveling to The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California; Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, California; The Mackeney Center for Contemporary Art, Arlington, Texas, University of North Texas gallery, Denton, Texas

Korean American Arts, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California
Korean Visions: The New Cinema, American Cinemateque, San Francisco, California    

International Audio Visual Experimental Festival, Arnhem, Netherlands
TranscEND AIDS, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, California
Back Talk*, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
The Ink Spills the Thickest Before it Runs Dry, Los Angeles Festival, The Visions   Complex, Los Angeles, California
September*, curated by Peter Frank, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
The Subject of Rape*, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
The Revolution will be Televised: How Television Transforms Politics, curated by Richard Bolton, The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
Countdown to the Next Millennium, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

Caught Between the Sheets*, Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, California

Video Explorations, The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
Los Angeles Freewaves, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Eric Gero / Editions
(Night. Eight bells. A man descends the rigging and goes off. Leaning over the rail, looking seaward.), 2014.
Hand-cut and scored pigmented inkjet prints, acrylic lacquer and frame
68.5 x 47 x 12 cm / 27 x 18.5 x 4.75 inches (framed)
Edition of 10

Magra Press
The Burglar
Text by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Artwork by Soo Kim
Edition of 250


The Albright-Knox Art Gallery
J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego               
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art
The Escalette Collection of Art, Chapman University
The Broad Foundation
Michael and Judith Ovitz Collection
Leonard and Susan Nimoy Collection
Joyce and Ted Strauss Collection


Wheless, Avery, “An Authentic Reflection of Life”, Artillery magazine, October 11, 2018
Clover, Joshua, Charlotte Cotton, Fred Moten, Mohamed Sharif, Soo Kim: A Week Inside Two Days, MW Books, Los Angeles, 2018
Ollman, Leah, “Cut, Folded, Pasted: Photography takes a twist and turn in the Getty’s ‘Paper Play’”, The Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2018
Cotton, Charlotte, Photography is Magic, Aperture Press, New York,
Nafziger, Christina, "Soo Kim Cuts Apart And Reconstructs Photographs Of Cityscapes Until They Become A Whole New Concrete Jungle", Beautiful Decay, August  2015
Fox, Howard, Paperworks exhibition catalogue, Fall 2015
Oster, Laura, “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: A Day in the Life of Photography”, Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum,  Torrance, California, March – May exhibition catalogue
Mizota, Sharon, “The focus cleverly blurs in “Soft Target’ at M + B”, The Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2014
Lee, Chul S., “Soo Kim”, Photo Dot, Seoul, Korea, March 2014 issue
Melrod, George, “Hybrid Photography”, Art Ltd., March/April 2013: 58-60, 62-63(illustrated).         
Myers, Holly, “Cityscapes Buzz with Potential”, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2012:  D3
Zellen, Jody, “Soo Kim”, Art Scene, November 2012
Mohseni, Yasmine, “Five LA Gallery Shows You Should See Now”, Blouin/Art Info,  December 20, 2012
Goldman, Edward, “A Vortex of Images: Mysterious, Challenging, and Very Noisy”,  KCRW Art Talk, Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2012
Eden, Xandra, “Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition”, Greensboro, North Carolina, The University of North Carolina/Weatherspoon Art Museum (illustrated)
Neel, Tucker, “Present Absence: Soo Kim and the City”, Artillery, Volume 6, Issue 6,  Summer 2012, pages 38-39
Bravo, Leonardo, Artbound, KCET,
Mohseni, Yasmine, “Beyond the White Cube: The Best of the New at Art Basel Miami Beach”, The Huffington Post, December 7, 2011
Porter, Matthew, “Razzle Dazzle”, Triple Canopy, August 2011
Beil, Kim, “A Lens on the Land”, Art Ltd, March 2011
Mizota, Sharon, “Art review: Soo Kim at Angles Gallery, Arts and Culture, Los Angeles  Times, January 27, 2011
Grider, Nicholas, “Soo Kim,, January 2011
Ma, Kai, Koream magazine, September 2010
Buckley, Annie, “On Seeing”,, August 2010
Tylavich, Katya, “Soo Kim: Photosynthesis, Photoseverence”, Elephant, Issue #4, September 2010
Emerling, Susan, “Urban Panoramas”, Art News, May 2010
Barnes, Steve, “Soo Kim”, Art News, March 2010, Volume 109, Number 3, p 110
Cheng, Scarlet, “Reviews: Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim”, Artillery, March/April 2010; Volume 4, Issue 4, p 49-50
“Art Review”, The New Yorker, 8 February 2010
“Urban Panoramas at the Getty, LA”, Wallpaper, January 2010
Ise, Claudine, “Artforum Critics’ Picks”, Artforum online, July – September 2009
Cotton, Charlotte, ed., Words Without Pictures, Aperture/LACMA Press, Los Angeles, California, 2009, pages 204-214, 485.
McLaughlin, Bryne, “New Beginnings: Good Vibrations”, Canadian Art online, published 5 February 2009,
Fogelson, Doug, ed., Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Front Forty Press, Chicago, Illinois, November 2008
Buckley, Annie, “Critic’s Picks”, Artforum online, April – June 2008
Miles, Christopher, “Soo Kim at Sandroni Rey”, LA Weekly, May 22-29, 2008
Myers, Holly, “Negative Space Gets Explored”, Arts and Culture, Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2008 
Schad, Ed, “Soo Kim at Sandroni Rey”, I Call it Oranges, May 27, 2008
Youg, Paul, Los Angeles Times, Thursday 1 May 2008
Tumlir, Jan. “Sci-Fi Historicism ”, FLASH ART, July-September 2007, P.121-124
Buckley, Annie, “Soo Kim and Mary Temple at Sandroni.Rey Gallery”, Artweek, April 2007
Ohlman, Leah, “Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times
Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art”, LA Weekly, February 9-15, 2007, page 52
Ha, Eun Sun, “Soo Kim”, Korea Times, Saturday, page 3, September 9, 2006
Miles, Christopher, “Soo Kim at Pasadena Museum of California Art”, Artforum, April 2006, page 256
______, “Exhibitionism”, Soo Kim: They Stop Looking at the Sky, Flaunt, Issue 72, page 249
Finkel, Jori, “Soo Kim at Sandroni Rey”, Art in America, December 2005
Yang, Andrew, “Packed House”, Surface, The Annual Avant Guardian Issue: American Intelligence #56, page 79
Kovats, Tania, “Dreams and the Nets to Catch Them”, The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means of Expression, Black Dog Press, London, UK, November 2006
Hagen, Kathryn and Parme Guintini, editors, Garb, Prentice Hall, 2006
Hoon, Jung, “Trans, Transit, Transition”, Seoul Photo Triennale catalogue, Seoul, Korea
Knight, Christopher, “Photographs That Try to Branch Out”, Los Angeles Times, Calendar section, page E30, Friday, June 10, 2005
Hwang, Dongwhee, “Straying from Traditional Modes of Art through Experimentation”, The Korea Times, Saturday, April 16, 2005; p. A18                 
Walsh, Daniella, “Orange Blossoms”, Riviera, p. 280-281, September 2004
Chang, Richard, “The Art of the New”, The Orange County Register, Arts and Entertainment section pages 1-5, Sunday, October 10, 2004
Simon, Jane, Elizabeth Armstrong and Irene Hofmann, 2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, exhibition catalogue, pgs cover, 2, 72-75, 134
Paschal, Huston, Linda Johnson Dougherty, Robert Wohl, Anne Collins Goodyear, and Laura M. André, Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art / Prestel Verlag press, exhibition catalogue, pgs VII, 136-139, 209
Scarborough, James, Unlikely Icons: Persistence of Memory, Laband Art Gallery, exhibition catalogue. p. 11, 28-31
Scarborough, James, “Unlikely Icons”, New York Arts magazine, September 2003         
Fuglie, Gordon, Speculative Terrain, exhibition catalogue, pgs. 5-6
Martínez, Lilian, “Scratch Visual”, El Diario de Hoy de El Salvador, p. 1-4, February 6, 2003
Yi, Paul, THERE: Sites of Korean Diaspora, The Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Geldard, Rebecca, “London is Balling”, Time Out London, p. 50, March 13-20, 2002
Pagel, David, “Art Review”, The Los Angeles Times, Calendar section F32, Friday 15 February 2002
Myers, Holly, “Five with Promise”, The Los Angeles Times, 30 March 2001
Chattopadhyay, Collette, “From Zen to Pop Culture”, ART Asia Pacific quarterly journal
Kim, Soo Jin, “Personal Modernism”, Restart: New Systems, Thames and Hudson/Univers, 2001
Kim, Soo Jin, “Landscape #2”, Song Poems, 2001
Lombino, Mary Kaye, Double Vision: Photographs from The Strauss Collection, catalogue
Van Dyke, Aaron, “Review of Shutter”, Artzine, Fall 2000
“Korean American Artists”, Wolgan Misool Art Magazine, June 2000 
Lee, Choong Gul, “Exhibitions: KOREAMERICAKOREA”, Vogue Korea, June 2000
Song, Yong-ju, “Koreamericakorea”, Korean Times, 31 May 2000
Joo, Hyun-Uk, Chung Wang Times, 25 May 2000
“Korea America Korea”, Marie Claire Maison, May 2000 
“Pick for the week of May 24-30, 2000”, City Pages, May 2000
“Arts Calendar”, Pulse, June 21-27, 2000
Ross, David A. and Sunjung Kim, KORE AMERICAKOREA exhibition catalogue with essays by Miwon Kwon, Laura Kang, and David Ross, 2000
Schwabsky, Barry, “Summer Exhibition Previews”, Artforum, May 2000
Ollman, Leah, “Darkness and Light”, The Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2000
C. D. M., “‘Antiworld’ at gallery:untitled”, The Dallas Morning News, 26 March 1999
McGrew, Rebecca, In-Between Places: Recent Work by Soo Jin Kim, 1999
Walsh, Daniella, “A Visit to ‘Other Related Areas’”, The Orange County Register, 25 October 1998
Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Cool World”, OC Weekly, 23 -29 October 1998
Curtis, Cathy, “When Seeing Isn’t Believing”, The Los Angeles Times, 12 October 1998
Frank, Peter, "Pick of the Week", LA Weekly, 18 - 25 September 1998
Claudine Ise, Art reviews, Los Angeles Times, August 21, 1998
Green, Phyllis, Look/Hear, KXLU 88.9fm, 31 May 1998
Kim, Soo Jin, “The Space of Non-Place”, catalogue essay for Claustrophobia, The Ikon gallery, Birmingham, UK, 1998
“Artist in Focus”, LACPS Photo Arts Calendar, Spring/Summer 1998
Kim, Soo Jin, “Remembrance: Renee and Matt”, Xtra, 1998
Kim, Soo Jin, “Baby, Sweet Baby”, I’m Still In Love With You, text for record project organized by Steven Hull, 1998
Kim, Soo Jin, “Work: Mierle Laderman Ukeles”, Parallax, London, UK, 1997
Kutner, Janet, “Transience-themed exhibit is long on Creativity, Talent”, Arlington Morning News, 12 May 1997
Kutner, Janet, “Art of the Moment”, The Dallas Morning News, 11 May 1997
Massey, Annabelle, “Youth Quake”, FW Weekly, 24 April - 1 May 1997
Rees, Christina, “Young Artists Take a Wild Ride in the HOV Lane”, The Met, 9 - 16 April 1997
Bondurant, Brenda, “Arlington Click”, Star-Telegram, 7 April 1997
Lochridge, Mary, “Young Art on the Move”, Arlington Star Time, 4 - 10 April 1997
Kutner, Janet, “An Exhibit Culled from our Pop-Culture Capital”, The Dallas Morning News, 4 April 1997
Rankin, Jennifer, “Museum to Feature New Show”, Arlington Morning News, 4 April 1997
Kim, Soo Jin, “Undoing Space”, Art and Design, London, UK, 1997
Frank, Peter, "Art Pick of the Week", LA Weekly, 29 December 1995 - 4 January 1996
Reynaud, Bérénice,“Breaking Through”, The Independent Film and Video International, May 1994
The Asian American International Film Festival, catalogue, 1994
Chung, Terry, KorAm Journal, Winter 1993
Chau, Monica, “Tall Tales or True Stories: The Subject of Rape in Recent Video Art”, The Subject of Rape, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993
Hanley, Jo Ann, Back Talk, exhibition program, Contemporary Arts Forum, 1993
Radio interview for NPR on the Los Angeles Festival, NPR, 12 September 1993
“Asian Film Scene: From Behind the Camera”, KoreAm Journal, May 1993
“Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival”, Tozai Times, May 1993
Radio interview with Clara Eum and Cheng-Sim Lim, KBLA Radio, 16 May 1993     
Ferrer, Abraham, Cheng-Sim Lim ed., Asian American Film & Video Festival, 1993
Frank, Peter, September, exhibition catalogue, 1993
Korean American Film and Video Festival, catalogue, 1992
Chattopadhyay, Collette, “Bicultural Quests”, Artweek, Volume 23; Number 22, 20 August 1992
Snow, Shauna,“Identity Trapped “Between the Sheets”, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 1992


Los Angeles MTA commission for Wilshire/La Cienega station artwork, 2018
Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, 2014
City of Los Angeles, Individual Artist Fellowship, 2011
California Community Foundation, Fellowship for Visual Artists, 2007