Lucy Kim

PTDW Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 11, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

This is an online lecture open to the SAIC community. If you are a member of the SAIC community and are interested in attending, please email for a link to this event.

Lucy Kim

Longing Pairs (Sketch), 2019
Oil paint, urethane resin, fiberglass
20 x 15 in.
Photo: Clements Photography and Design
Courtesy of the artist


Lucy Kim is a visual artist who combines painting with mold-making and casting, using the latter as a sculptural surrogate for photography. By offsetting these old technologies against each other, she explores mechanisms, such as distortion and projection, that are involved in the transition from physical subject to image. Through this exploration, she considers the non-vision-centric potential of images. Kim received her BFA in Painting from RISD in 2001 and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2007. Recent exhibitions were held at the ICA Boston, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore, Lisa Cooley, Lyles and King, and Klaus von Nichtssagend among others. She is a recipient of the ICA Foster Prize, Artadia Award, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship and the Mass Cultural Council Grant, and has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell, and the Broad Institute. Kim lives in Cambridge, MA and is Assistant Professor of Art in Painting at Boston University.