Jinchul Kim
BIOGRAPHY

Jinchul Kim, a professor of art at Salisbury University, has been a resident of Maryland since 1996. Kim was born in South Korea and came to the U.S. in 1989. He earned a BFA and MFA from King Se-Jong University in Seoul Korea concentrating on painting. In 1993, he received another MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, focusing on multi media and sound installation. He shows his work internationally, including locations like Korea, Japan, France, Spain and the U.S. He has had 20 solo exhibitions in New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Seoul and over 170 invitational shows and group exhibitions.


He was selected as the Artist of the Year for 1986 by Art Journal magazine in Seoul, Korea. In 1995 he received "Phyllis H. Mason Grant" from Art Students League of New York in New York City. He received the honor of "Individual Artist Award" which is a biannual statewide event from Maryland State Art Council in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006. He also received the honor of "Artist Grant" from The George Sugarman Foundation in Novato, California in 2005. His one of solo exhibitions was an invitational show at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. 2002.


Kim currently teaches painting and drawing classes at Salisbury University. In 2008 he earned the University System of Maryland's highest faculty honor: the Regents Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching.