Henry Kim

Henry Kim began his art career in painting, video installation, and kinetic work. Since 2015, he has focused on painting. His recent paintings are about social issues, especially current events he wishes had not occurred. Each work captures only part of a current event — the unpainted part represents emptiness, incompletion, and blindness to the truth, the last of which implies complexity, suppression, dehumanization, and unrevealed facts within our society. Kim received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from Pratt Institute. Twelve years ago, he founded Nowbyte, an advertising and marketing agency that he still runs today. Born in Seoul, Korea, Kim is now based in New York.