JINCHUL 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 in painting. In 1993 he received another MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He exhibits his work internationally, including shows in Korea, Japan, France, Spain, and the U.S. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions in New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Seoul, and over 300 invitational group exhibitions. He was selected as the Artist of the Year in 1986 by Art Journal magazine in Seoul. In 1995 he received the Phyllis H. Mason Grant from Art Students League of New York. In 2005 he was awarded a grant from the George Sugarman Foundation in Novato, California. He has received the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award twice, in both 2006 and 2013. Kim is a professor at Salisbury University and teaches Senior Exhibition, Painting and Drawing classes as head of the painting and drawing areas. In 2008 he earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty honor: The Regents Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The same year he also received the Salisbury University Distinguish Faculty Award in Teaching.