Olivia Kim Figure Sculpture

Olivia's art is inspired by the Lightness of Being. She specializes in Body Movement.

I have observed that the emotional and psychological constitution of a person is directly linked to that individual's movement vocabulary. Aside from studying anatomy and biomechanics which are theoretical, I practice many types of dance from contemporary to social, in order to develop a living biokinetic (movement) lexicon within my own body. Through my direct experience of movement, I am able to relate the visceral experience of my subjects. My sculptures seek to convey the ever-changing architecture of the human being.


Please note, the September 25-28 Afternoon and Evening Classes have been CANCELLED.

A NEW CLASS is scheduled to Start in Two weeks!! See new dates below. Contact Olivia directly, her information is listed below.


4 EVENINGS, (Mon., Wed.-Fri.) October 9, 11-13, 2017

Have you been seeing that your figure drawings are missing something and would like to improve them? It is most likely that you need a sense of anatomy. This class will highlight the defining characteristics of human form. We will go over bone structure, muscle placement and the overall outer forms so you really get a sense of internal structure. By the time this class is over, you will see a shift in your perception of the figure, and most likely see improvements in your own work. Be prepared to draw and sketch a lot for this class. Live models will supplement anatomical lectures and drawing time. This class is appropriate for students with no experience in anatomy. Drawing skill is helpful but not necessary. Option of sitting or standing to draw.

Oct. 9, 11-13, 2017 from 6-9pm:
Anatomy lecture from 6-7pm, Figure Drawing from 7-9pm
(*If you are ONLY interested in the lectures, they are $25 each at a Drop-In rate. PLEASE CALL A DAY AHEAD TO RESERVE A SPOT FOR THE LECTURES. $20 for Students and RAC & NYFSG members. )
Cost of Class: $280 ($10 discount to Students and RAC & NYFSG
Class size limit: 8

LOCATION: The Rochester Art Club, Studio 437. The Hungerford Building- 1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY 14609
Contact Olivia for details and payment: (585)355.0706
Email: OliviaKimArt@hotmail.com
Website: www.oliviakimstudio.com

Two separate One Day Workshops
October 17, 2017
November 1, 2017

This class is a great introduction to sculpting the portrait. By quickly blocking in overall proportions and anatomical features, students are able to obtain the essential character of a subject. Students will create a clay sketch of the skull and then of the live model. Students can choose to have the finished piece fired into a ceramic sculpture to take home. *Please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of class to set up.

TUESDAY October 17, 2017
OR WEDNESDAY November 1, 2017
Both Workshops are from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm with lunch break in between

Cost: $150 ($5 off for Students and RAC & NYFSG members)
Includes model fee, handouts and materials. Tools will be available for use.
Class size limit: 4

LOCATION OF Above CLASSES: The Rochester Art Club, Studio 437. The Hungerford Building- 1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY 14609
Contact Olivia for details and payment: (585)355.0706
Email: OliviaKimArt@hotmail.com
Website: www.oliviakimstudio.com

October 1, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm
Sculpture Presentation (FREE & open to public)- PowerPoint lecture
Suburban Rochester Art Club
Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester, NY 14612 (off Long Pond Rd., near the Greece Public Library)

I'm excited to share my article, which made its way to the cover of "Artists on Art" magazine. This is the entire issue of the magazine, which I highly suggest subscribing to. It is very affordable and full of great information. This article covers the past decade of my studies of body movement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3tShLgRCR_lWmpIVjZIdVdMTnM/view

Featuring myself and other Creatives from the Rochester, NY area:

September 8- 15, 2017
Opening Reception on September 8 from 6-9pm
"NYFSG Annual Member's Exhibit"
176 Anderson Alley, Rochester, NY
Gallery hours: Sept. 9 & 10 from 12-5pm, Sept. 11-15 from 3-6pm

September 15, from 12:30-1:30pm & September 16 from 1-2pm
Rochester Fringe Festival
2 Performances of "Stories from Turtle Island." I helped create the custom made costume for the "Wolf" Creation story of the Ojibwa clan dance. This is an amazing collection of dances that feed the soul.
Geva Theater- 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607

September 20 at 7:30pm, September 21 at 6pm, September 22 at 7pm, September 23 at 1pm
Rochester Fringe Festival
4 Performances of "element all" dance collaboration with Professor Heather Roffe. Come see Olivia's set design for this abstract contemporary piece. AN EXCITING NEW COLLABORATION!
Geva Theater- 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607

September 23 & 30, October 7 & 29, 2017
4 Saturdays from 10am-5pm
Portrait Sculpture Workshop
Class Location: Wayne County Council for the Arts- 108 West Miller St. Newark, NY 14513
Contact Olivia at (585)355.0706 or email oliviakimart@hotmail.com to SIGN UP

This workshop covers sculpting clay using a live model as reference, making a waste mold, casting and finishing. A very good introduction to different sculpture processes.

February 26, 2017 from 2-4pm
Penfield Art Association Juror's Critique
Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14618

I will be commenting on the prize winners and also give general insights on the exhibit. This is very useful to listen to, as beginner to advanced artists can learn from each other's work.

March 4, 2017 from 1-3pm
Figure Sculpture Demonstration
Wayne County Council for the Arts 108 West Miller St. Newark, NY 14513 Phone (315) 331 4593

With a live video feed, I will be demonstrating how to sculpt the human figure. Using a figure sculpture as the "model", I will break down the beginning of construction from key anatomical points to finished skin surface.

March 10-12, 2017
"Women's Work" Exhibit
Opening Reception on March 10 from 6-9pm, open to public March 11 from 10am-2pm & March 12 from 5-7pm Artist Talk
The Yards Collaborative Art Space
50-52 Public Market, Rochester, NY

This exhibit features the artwork of 30 international female artists.
"At Sunset" will be on display.

March 31 & April 1, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
Spring Dance Concert, free to public
Callahan Theater at the Arts Center of Nazareth College- 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 (585)389-2603

Premiere of my collaboration with Professor Heather Roffe, Director of the Dance Dept. at Nazareth College. I have designed a set for Prof. Roffe's dance choreography. This is the beginning of a new level of exploration.

April 8 & 9, 2017 from 9am-5pm
Classical Realism Figure Drawing
Workshop Intensive
$125 + materials
Open Figure Drawing Group
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

April 28, 2017 from 6-11pm
"An Artist's Affair" Banquet Auction
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Tickets $225
I will be displaying 12 bronze and glass figure sculptures in a new and exciting way. This will be the premier showing of my newest bronze sculpture "Water Drop".

OPENING RECEPTION OF "Art de la Vie" Exhibit
First Friday, January 5th, 2017 from 6-9pm
Rochester Art Club, at the Hungerford Building,
1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY 14609

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
Hosted by the Pittsford Art Group
Pittsford Town Hall, Lower level,
11 South Main Street
Pittsford, New York 14534

EXHIBIT: December 2nd, 2016 to January 15th, 2017
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Member's Annual Exhibit
137 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

PUBLIC 10- MINUTE "The Day the Artist Spoke" MINI LECTURE:
Olivia will be speaking on Saturday, December 10th, from 3:50-4:00pm
The Entire event runs December 3rd & 10th, 2017 from 1-5pm,
ROCO Members will be speaking about their art.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
$2 General Admission, Free to ROCO members

Harbor Square Gallery is currently representing Olivia's
work in the Rockland, Maine area.
374 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841

Gormley's Fine Art is currently displaying Olivia's work
in the Dublin, Ireland location.
27 South Frederick St, Dublin 2

Locally, Olivia's work can be viewed at her studio
or at the Memorial Art Gallery Store in Rochester, NY. http://mag.rochester.edu/maggallerystore/


"Conversations" WXXI News Radio Program
Radio Station, WXXI- AM 1370, WRUR- FM 88.5
Hosted by Evan Dawson
This is a group conversation with Jeff Spevak, music critic and arts reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper, Reuben Tapp, artistic director of Maplewood Performing Arts Center and Founder of the Bronze Collective & Jeff Timmons, tour manager and musician
On the theme: "When We Just Can't Force Ourselves To Like Great Art"
LISTEN HERE: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-when-we-just-cant-force-ourselves-great-art

Check out my work in the July and August 2016 editions of American Art Collector Magazine in print and webzine!

Live Interview on Radio Program "Foreign Exchange"
Radio Station, WAYO 104.3 FM:
Hosted by Maria Guzenko, February 6, 2017
Theme "Olivia Kim talks about her travels in Italy"

"Olivia Kim" Feature Article in ALONG Magazine
Fall 2016 edition
An International Chinese publication that highlights Fine Artists and their Work

Live One-Hour Interview on Radio Program "The Graphic Ear"
Radio Station, WAYO 104.3 FM:
Hosted by Sabra Wood, March 2016
This program will be focusing on the music and dance involved in Olivia's creative process for her upcoming body of work.
LISTEN HERE: https://m.mixcloud.com/graphic-ear/021816-the-graphic-ear-with-olivia-kim/

Art House Press Print Magazine article:
"Olivia Kim"
2015 Annual issue

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper article:
"A Moving World"
July 2015

Rochester Magazine article:
"A Moving World"
May 2015

ArtHouse Press article:
"Olivia Kim"

City Newspaper article:
"Winter Art Academy"

Lake Affect Magazine:
Photo of "Inner Sun" and "Shadow"
Winter 2014

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper article:
"The Dancer and the Shadow" exhibition

Radio station 1040 AM
"Discover the Fingerlakes" radio program:
INTERVIEW of Olivia Kim &
Natalie Rogers on their collaboration
Interview starts at 14:27 min.

Thank you to Jeanne Raffer Beck, who wrote an article highlighting First Fridays at the Hungerford building. There's a photo of me working on a sculpture of Natalie Rogers-Cropper, principal dancer of Garth Fagan Dance.

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