Shinhee Kim, Reclining Woman

 Shinhee Kim, Reclining Woman, acrylic, 80 x 95 cm, $900

Shinhee Kim’s Reclining Woman won 3rd Place in the Visual Arts Mississauga 33rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts.

1.  Tell us about the artwork you have in the VAM 2011 Juried Show. 

I was inspired from growing up in Korea during the Korean War. I can remember seeing people who lost their families, specifically young women who lost her children. I felt sorrow and sympathy for those people which inspired me to do life painting.

2. How and when did you first become interested in creating art?   

I was always interested in art however I did not have enough time to learn earlier in my life. I began studying art in 1997 at Sheridan College.

3. What do you think of the art scene in Mississauga? Where do you see it heading in the next ten years?

Mississauga is a very multicultural city and the art scene is an example of the diversity that is found within the city. In the next 10 years I hope that there will continue to be more art shows and support for the arts.

4. What advice would you give young people who want to become artists? 

I would tell them to be patient, practice hard, and to develop your own individual style and character.

5. What do you have lined up after the VAM Juried Show? For people interested in finding more of your artwork, do you have a website, blog, Twitter account or gallery? 

I plan on continuing to enter into more juried art shows and I am currently preparing for my third solo exhibition at the Japan Cultural Centre in Toronto. A website is currently in development!

See Shinhee Kim’s Reclining Woman at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the VAM 33rd Annual Juried Show until February 26th.

Voting for People’s Choice Award ongoing until February 26th. Ballots available at Gallery reception.

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