Laura Hyunjhee Kim is an interdisciplinary artist who renders familiar physical experiences into fabricated (non)existent spaces that reimagine digital culture and virtual living. Playfully engaging with the do-it-yourself amateur aesthetics of the Internet, she utilizes consumer electronics in production and draws inspiration from viral memes, lo-fi pop music, narrative found-footage film and kitschy low-budget commercials. In recent projects, she explores emerging trends and patterns in ubiquitous consumer-grade technology.
Kim has been exhibited in numerous on/offline spaces, screenings and festivals around the world and her work has appeared in Hyperallergic, KQED, Daily Serving, The Creators Project and San Francisco Chronicle. She was the recipient of the inaugural ArtSlant Award in New Media and an artist in residence at the Internet Archive, Korea National University of the Arts, Black & White Projects and Queens Nails Projects. She enjoys sharing her work IRL and had the opportunity to present at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and to students at the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley.
Kim received her BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MFA from the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.