Joon-yong Kim

South Korea
b. 1972

"I am endlessly fascinated by the malleability of glass; the colours, the juxtaposition of opacity and translucency, the possibilities that glass blowing and glass casting offer, this is what excites me, what spurs me on.”

Joon-yong Kim is a pioneering and leading glass artist in South Korea’s emerging glass scene.  He is a professor at Kook-min University and owner of the Joon glass studio in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korea is increasingly recognised as one of Asia’s leading creative powerhouses; states the Financial Times “these artists are very sophisticated, very smart. They exchange ideas with western culture but speak with their own language about Korean life...Korean artists are very strong on things that are handcrafted too.”

Kim’s work has been has exhibited internationally in both group and solo exhibitions and is widely collected. In 2013 Kim won silver in the annual International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, a prominent platform for contemporary glass, in Kanazawa Japan.


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