Soo Kim is a Korean-American Painter. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1996. With busy parents, both Soo and her younger sister were raised by their grandparents who lived through the Korean War and witnessed the rapid growth of the country which was once in poverty. Soo’s work with rice is a dialog and a journey of process and discovery. Each grain of rice has been carefully considered and individually placed onto the surface implicating the silent power of multitudes and reserving a gesture of respect to times when rice was a scarcity.
Soo’s paintings are a celebration of the joys in her life as well as the idea of meditation. Her works are influenced by a root to culture and minimalistic concepts.
Residing in Atlanta Georgia, Soo has earned a BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited at various museum and gallery shows including Besharat Museum Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Stay Home Gallery (Paris, TN), Swan Coach House Gallery (Atlanta, GA), and Mint Gallery (Atlanta, GA). You can see more of Soo’s artwork on Instagram ( or her website (

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