Olivia Kim Figure Sculpture

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

I have observed from a range of different live models that the emotional and psychological constitution of a person is reflected in their movement vocabulary. Aside from anatomical and biomechanical studies which are theoretical, I practice many types of dance from contemporary to social, in order to develop a biokinematic movement lexicon in my own body. Through my personal experience of movement, I am able to relate the visceral experience of my subjects.


CURRENT and UPCOMING EXHIBITS/ PUBLIC EVENTS:

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 a general insight 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.
https://www2.naz.edu/events/1911/

April 8 & 9, 2017 from
Classical Realism Figure Drawing
Workshop Intensive
Open Figure Drawing Group
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
http://openfiguredrawing.com/

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 "Here in My Hand".
http://mag.rochester.edu/calendar/?event&id=1129968&from=28April2017&to=28April2017

September 23, October 7 & 29, 2017
3 Saturday's from 10am-5pm
Portrait Sculpture Workshop
Wayne County Council for the Arts 108 West Miller St. Newark, NY 14513 Phone # 315 331 4593

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.

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

FREE TO THE PUBLIC PORTRAIT SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATION
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
www.harborsquaregallery.com

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/

RECENT MEDIA:

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

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.
https://m.mixcloud.com/graphic-ear/021816-the-graphic-ear-with-olivia-kim/

Art House Press Print Magazine article:
"Olivia Kim"
2015 Annual issue
http://arthousepress.org/2015/04/08/olivia-kim/

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper article:
"A Moving World"
July 2015
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/rochester-magazine/mind-body-soul/2015/05/20/olivia-kim-artist-sculpture-body-art/27661443/

Rochester Magazine article:
"A Moving World"
May 2015
www.rochmagazine.com

ArtHouse Press article:
"Olivia Kim"
http://arthousepress.org/2015/04/08/olivia-kim/

City Newspaper article:
"Winter Art Academy"
http://m.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/winter-art-academy/Content?oid=2486925

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

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper article:
"The Dancer and the Shadow" exhibition
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/community/2014/11/09/olivia-kim-creates-sculptures-of-gfd-dancer-natalie-rogers-cropper/18761993

Radio station 1040 AM
"Discover the Fingerlakes" radio program:
INTERVIEW of Olivia Kim &
Natalie Rogers on their collaboration
http://www.savourlife.com/soundfiles/travel/14T/1411T/t141108.mp3
Interview starts at 14:27 min.

(585) MAGAZINE ARTICLE:
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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