Kyung-jin Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently lives and works in Queens. He utilizes diverse media to approach the substance of liminality inherent to dislocation, translation and adjustment. His method looks to scattered encounters with networks and systems of data, and to how this experience shifts with proximity, as well as the motions and elisions of one’s memory. Through sculpture and models, video projections, and interactive sound installations, Kim inducts a sense of what cannot be known through palpable lapses and voids.
Exhibition venues include Gallery MC (NY), Korean Cultural Center NY, MASS MoCA Open Studios (MA), Vermont Studio Center(VT), Governors Island Art Fair 2018 (NY), RU Exhibition: DYNAMIS, Equity Gallery (NY), Rubin Museum Block Party (NY). He has participated in ACRE Residency (WI), MASS MoCA Residency (MA), Vermont Studio Center Residency (VT), Flux Factory Residency (NY), Sculpture Space residency program, Utica (2019), RU Residency program, NYC, (2019). This year, he received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design.
He received an MFA in sculpture at the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. He also has an MFA and BFA in sculpture from Hong-ik University, Seoul, South Korea (2013 and 2011).
Ged Merino is a Filipino-American mixed media artist based in New York. His current practice has its origins in textiles. At an early age he was attracted to the color, textures and decorative details of fabrics as he watched his mother recycle old fabrics from livestock feeds, and use various techniques to give the old fabrics new life. His process is spontaneous, intuitive, and improvisational.
He has shown his work at The Drawing Room Gallery in Makati, Phillipines; The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Galeria Expreso del Arte in Bogota, Colombia, and Topaz arts in Woodside, among other venues. In January 2015, he was selected as part of the Art Platform at the Singapore Art Stage. His project Ged Aze, a collaboration with artist Aze Ong, has appeared in many venues including the Singapore Art Museum, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and will be upcoming at Bliss on Bliss Art Projects New York this September.
Merino has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Philippine Women’s University College of Music and Fine Arts, and the Art Students League of New York.
Merino also co-founded Bliss on Bliss Art Projects New York with his wife Carolina Morales. The cross-cultural artist run space provides a platform for experimentation and presentation of new works for contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and performers.