Timeline

1983
B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1986
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, USA
1990
Artist-in-Residence Grant, New York State Council on the Arts
1991
Diverse Forms Artists' Projects Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Jerome Foundation
1993
The Louise Nevelson Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
1994
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1994
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1994
The Korea Arts Foundation of America, Award for the Visual Arts
1995
National Endowment for the Arts Award
1997
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1998
Sirius Arts Centre, Residency Programme, County Cork, Ireland
2002
UCROSS, Cal Arts Alpert Residency, Wyoming, USA
2008
Alpert Award in the Arts
Lives and works in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2011
Byron Kim, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2011
Byron Kim, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2010
Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, US (group)
2010
Centennial Celebration of Yi Sang’s Birth, ARCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2009
Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US (group)
2009
The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, US (group)
2009
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (group)
2008
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (group)
2008
Abstract Imagination, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea (group)
2008
Irwin’s Disc, The U.N. Building, and Other Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US (solo)
2008
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today – MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York (group)
2008
Patterns for Living, Queens, New York (group)
2007
Void in Korean Art, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (group)
2007
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (group)
2007
Not for Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York (group)
2007
Outside the Box, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco (group)
2007
Unfathom, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Threshold – Byron Kim 1990-2004, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – SMoCA, Phoenix, Arizona, US (solo)
2006
Threshold – Byron Kim 1990-2004, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US (solo)
2006
Byron Kim, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2006
Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York (group)
2006
New Now Next, The Contemporary Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas (group)
2006
Work in Progress, DUMBO Arts Centre, Brooklyn, New York (group)
2006
Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts (group)
2006
The Bong Show or This Is Not A Pipe, Leslie Artworks + Projects, New York
2004–2006
Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (travels to Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)
2005
Oddly Flowing, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
2005
Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2004
Specific Objects – The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
2004
Permanent, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA (solo)
2003
(group)where Better than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary
2003
Visualizing Identity, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
2003
Approaching Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2003
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
2002
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
2002
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
2002
Group Exhibition, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York
2002
Skin, Museé de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
2001
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
2001
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
2001
Claude Monet and the Modern Age, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany (group)
2001
And Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (group)
2001
Here and Now, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland and Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland (group)
2001
It’s Not What You See: Perverting Minimalism, Reina Sofia, Spain (group)
2001
Here and Now, National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (group)
2001
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000
KOREAMERICAKOREA, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea and Artsonje Museum, Kyongju, Korea (group)
2000
Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea
1999
Drawing for the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York
1999
Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
1999
Roche's Point Studies, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1999
Negotiating Small Truths, Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Texas (group)
1999
Between the Unknown Straits - art Now in Japan and Korea, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; travelled to The National Museum of Art, Osaka, and the Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul (group)
1999
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, NJ and Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee (group)
1999
Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, La Jolla, California (group)
1998
Formal Innovations: Reworking Minimalism in the 1990s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan (group)
1998
From Here to Eternity: Painting in 1998, Max Protetch Gallery, New York (group)
1998
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (group)
1998
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1998
Byron Kim: Process, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1998
Kiki Smith, Byron Kim, Anne Chu, A/C Project Room, New York
1998
Space/Sight/Self, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL
1997
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural
1997
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
1997
T-Race, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (group)
1996
Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (group)
1996
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (group)
1996
Contemporaneous, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Penzance, UK (group)
1996
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (group)
1996
Grey-Green, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
1996
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1996
Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
1996
Face Value, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
1996
Works on Paper, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
1995
Korea Arts Foundation of America, Los Angeles, US (solo)
1995
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, US (solo)
1995
The Figure/ The Body, American Art: 1945-1995, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia (group)
1995
Art at the Edge: Tampering: Artists & Abstraction Today, High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (group)
1995
Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts (group)
1995
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (group)
1995
Face Value: American Portraits, Parrish Art Museum, NY and Southampton, England (group)
1995
Modesty, A Policy: Junge Malerie aus New York, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel, Germany (group)
1995
Works on Paper, Todd Gallery, London (group)
1995
Critical Distance: Between Art and Architecture, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York (group)
1994
Pleasant Pebble, The Work Space at Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin, New York (group)
1994
Stories, Max Protetch Gallery, New York (group)
1994
Practice Ground, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (group)
1994
Drama, Max Protetch Gallery, New York (group)
1994
Matrix 125, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, US (solo)
1994
Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland (solo)
1993
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1993
Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C. , US (solo)
1993
Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon, AC Project Room, New York, US (solo)
1993
New Sculpture: Soft Surfaces, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby Gallery, San Francisco (group)
1993
Spheres of Influence: Artists and their Students in the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut (group)
1993
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York (group)
1993
American Academy Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (group)
1993
Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kustverein, Frankfurt, Germany (group)
1993
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
1993
Skin Deep, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (group)
1993
1993 Physical Evidence, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York (group)
1992
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1992
Byron Kim and Kiki Smith, A/C Project Room, New York, US (solo)
1992
Sleeping with The Enemy: A Theory on the Persistence of Dialects, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York (group)
1992
Contemporary Surfaces, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York (group)
1992
Cultural Abstraction, John Good Gallery, New York (group)
1992
Seventeen, 500 Greenwich, New York (group)
1992
Slow Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Queens, New York (group)
1991
Color Theory, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island, New York (group)
1991
Salvage Utopia, AC Project Room, New York (group)
1991
The Naked and The Raw, P.S. 122, New York (group)
1991
Race and Culture, 494 Gallery and C.C.N.Y. Gallery, New York (group)
1990
Micro-Colonization, AC Project Room, New York (group)
1990
A Question of Paint, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
1990
Artists in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York
1990
China: June 4, 1989, P.S. 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens, New York (organized by Asian American Arts Centre)
1989
China: June 4, 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York (organized by Asian American Arts Centre)
1989
Skowhegan Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME and Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
1988
34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Institute at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
1988
Yesterday: Reflections on Childhood, Asian American Arts Centre, New York

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, USA
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA
Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, California, USA
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA