Sophia Kyungwon Kim   김 경 원

Sophia Kyungwon Kim, a Toronto-based visual artist and mother of four, is currently pursuing an MFA at OCAD University, building on her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the same institution. Her art, shaped by feminist and mutualistic ideas, draws inspiration from her diverse life experiences, including her former role as a police officer in Korea and her journey as an immigrant mother. Passionate about nature, Sophia celebrates its essence and advocates for its care. Inspired by organic lines, she uses oil and acrylic to capture often-overlooked entities, with a particular focus on mushrooms. In a world of constant change, her aim is to reveal subtle stories within nature, urging viewers to uncover its hidden beauty. Sophia's exploration invites people to immerse themselves in the intricate wonders of the natural world and appreciate its profound narrative.


2002                    Korea National Police University Bachelor's Degree  in Public Administration

2002-2013        Served in Korea National Police

2013-                   Stay-at-home mother of four children

2021. 07-           Selected OCAD U Featured Artist at Partial Gallery

2022                    OCAD University Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting) with Distinction

2022                    Winner of Curtlands Foundation Prize 2022

2023-                  Studying at Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media, and Design at OCAD University


Juried Group Exhibition

2019. 04.   OCAD University First Year Self Portraits  -   Ada Slaight Galleries  -  Toronto, Canada

2019. 10.    Unknowable Unknowing   -  OCAD University & Toronto Biennial of Art - Toronto, Canada

2020. 07.   Art in the time of Coronavirus - from the Drawing and Painting program at OCAD U - Virtual

2021. 08.   Looking Out While Looking In - OCAD University & Southern University New York - Virtual

2022. 07.   Fresh Paint & New Construction 2022 - Art Mûr Gallery - Montreal, Canada

2022. 08.  Old Growth - Resurrection, Regeneration, Intervention - Propeller Art Gallery - Toronto, Canada

2022. 09.  Restroration - 31st KASC Annual Exhibition - Papermill Gallery - Toronto, Canada

2023. 10.   Han, Sum, Gyul - 32st KASC Annual Exhibition - Papermill Gallery - Toronto, Canada

2024. 04.  Keeping Dreams  - Women's Art Association of Canada - Dignam Gallery - Toronto, Canada

2024. 05.  Solo Art Exhibition presented by Hello Art & GWL Realty Advisior - 33 Yonge St - Toronto, Canada

Using Format