Jinkyoung Kim

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Korean-Canadian artist, music instructor, visionary.

Jinkyoung Kim (JKim) was born in Seoul , South Korea, migrated to Canada in 2013 and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from Catholic University, Korea with a degree in classical piano music. Soon after, JKim discovered a fascination in fashion and continued her studies at kookje fashion school , Seoul. Following her studies, JKim worked as a piano teacher and fashion freelancer in Seoul. After moving to Toronto, she self-studied abstract painting and then Jkim took various art classes with the Toronto Art School (TSA). Art inspired her in many ways and acted as a source to overcome the loneliness and her panic disorder and anxiety she faced as a newcomer to Canada.


My works explore the relationship between Asian and western culture. I work different kinds of art, one of which is based on Chinese Ink wash Painting and others are with western mediums such as oil and acrylic.

In my art , there is my life.

I grew up in Seoul, Korea. migrated to Canada 2012 currently living in Toronto.

As I studied Classical Piano music , I have always dreamed about living in Paris and admired European Classic style. However, my first artwork I made was an ink wash painting in my elementary school. I was so into that when i was a kid. and also I am interested in fashion as i studied fashion at fashion school in Seoul. All those experiences affect my art.

Art is life. Life is art. That’s right.