Ahyeon Kye Kim
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Ahyeon Kye Kim is Chicago Based Artist. She was born in Buffalo New York in 1990. When she was 4 years old, her and her family returned to the Republic of Korea. In 2005, she came back to The United States to increase education opportunities. Kye recently received her Bachelors of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Merit Scholarship. 

 
EDUCATION                

2013        Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago          
(SAIC), Painting and Drawing. Chicago, IL
                    
AWARDS

2013         First Place Salon Award, Next Wave Art Salon. Elgin, IL

2012        20th Annual Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A./SAIC      
                Art 
Appreciation Program Presidential Award. Chicago, IL
        
                 Portraits Art Contest/ Honorable Mention. MyArtContest.com.

2010        Contemporary Practice Scholarship Nomination, SAIC. Chicago, IL

2009        Merit Scholarship, SAIC. Chicago, IL

RESIDENCIES

2012        The Giotto International School of Painting, Drawing, and
                 Sculpting. Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present     Black Coffee Projects Chicago, IL
                            -Assistant animator and illustrator

2013 - Present    Assistant Woodshop Manager, Sharp Instructional Shop, SAIC.
                           Chicago, IL
                            
2010 - 13            Woodshop Shop Monitor, SAIC. Chicago, IL.
                           
2012                   Animation Internship, Red Moon Theater. Chicago, IL

EXHIBITIONS

2015         Figure v. Abstraction, Goshen Medical Center. Goldsboro, NC

2014        Mooncalf’s Metanoia, Church of Templehead. Chicago, IL

2013        The Next Wave Art Salon. Elgin IL
                 New American art show. The Haight. Elgin, IL
                Spring BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL
                The Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Group Exhibition, Four Seasons
                Hotel. Chicago, IL

2012        The Next Wave Art Salon. Elgin, IL
                 Group Exhibit. Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy

2010        Art Bash, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of Art Institute of Chicago.
                Chicago, IL

2009        Group Art Exhibition, Buffalo Central Terminal. Buffalo, NY
                
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2012         UIC Children’s Hospital Mural Project. Chicago, IL

2011        Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Project. Chicago, IL.
                15th Annual Barewall Fundraiser, Sullivan Gallery, SAIC. Chicago, IL
               
                    
TOOLS / SKILLS
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Lightroom, Premiere
- Autodesk Maya, Rhino, 123Dmake, Fusion 360, Recap 360, Z-brush, ToonBoom
- Mac/PC Operating Systems, Microsoft Word, Exel, Powerpoint, Project, Outlook
- Woodshop Stationary and Hand Power Tools (i.e Table/Mitre/Jig Saw, Lathe, etc.)
- Metal Fabrication Tools (i.e. MIG/Oxy Acetylene Welding, Sand Blasting, etc.)
- Sewing Machines, 3D Printer, Plotter Cutter, DIWire, PaintTool SAI
- Languages: English (Fluent), Korean (Fluent)