SooA Kim (b.1991) is a media designer based in New York. She practices motion design to activate the space and frame the experience in the live event performances. Kim is also interested in socially constructed ideas within the sphere of performing arts and creating pre-visualization concepts for multimedia productions. Lately, her work has been more focused on screen design work for tv broadcasts, concerts, and theater. Her recent production credits include Park Avenue Armory, We Love NYC: The Homecoming, Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, and Fitz and the Tantrums Winter Tour.
2020 MFA in Video & Media Design, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama
2015 BFA in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design | The New School.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2020 UCLA Design Showcase. CMU NY & LA Design Showcase // remote
2019 USA Emerging Designer Exhibition, Prague Quadrennial 2019, Czechoslovakia
2019 USITT Expo, Louisiana
2018 Art & Technology: Art as Instight, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
2016 Untitled III, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Canada
2015 Queens Council of Arts Alumni Exhibition, Edison Price Lighting Gallery, Long Island City
2015 Process : Concept, Industry City, Brooklyn
2014 Still Life And Man: Interpretations, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia.
2014 Making/Meaning Exhibition, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York
2012 Collectanea, Abrons Art Center, New York
AWARDS / GRANTS
2020 Juried grant from the CMU Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
2019 Featured Emerging Artist USA, Prague Quadrennial 2019
2019 Carnegie Mellon University, GuSH Grant, 2019
2018 Queens Emerging Artist Business Prize. Finalist
2010-15 Parsons The New School for Design, Dean BFA & Chase Scholarship, Dean’s List.
2020 Hecksher Museum of Art, Honorable Mention Award.
2015 Untitled 2015 II, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.
2015 Farewell to 85th Street, Mannes School of Music, New York, NY, United States.
2015 Uprooted, 25 East Gallery, New York, NY, United States.
2020 Residency-in-Your-Room Fellowship: CMU Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
2018 Plastic, Coral, Ice & Earth, Yamaha Art Services, New York, NY
2015 Queens Council on Arts, HS2AS. Panelist.
2015 RomaNeum, Neuss, Germany
2014 Still Life and Man: Interpretations, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
PRESS & CATALOG
2018 Art & Technology: Art as Instight, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2016 Düsseldorf Festival Magazin!, Düsseldorf, Germany
2015 NGZ “Norfer Musiker kommt gern zurück”, Neuss, Germany