Bo sul Kim is a multi media artist, video designer, and art director . She holds her BFA in painting from S. Korea, Hong Ik University and MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Bo sul Kim has been creating art on the basis of the ideas rooted from imaginations from eastern philosophies. Coming from a background of Asian painting, she expands her artistic vision by cross cultural experiences strongly influenced by surrealism painting and films. Collage of mixed media is created as dreamlike visual landscape which is the main theme of her work while questioning individual and social identity.
She has numerous experience with new media with large scale production as "Magic Flute" "Goodbye Yisang", "Cosi fan tutte", "Korea national opera Gala", "AR Rahman World Tour "Ja-ho", "4D- Live Park". For personal projects, she directed and video designed for “Shadow, My shadow”, “The Vibration of my Breath” and various shows with musicians dancers and installation artists.
Her work has been shown in S.Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Europe, India and throughout US at venues such as REDCAT, Seoul Arts Center, LA Convention Center, Subterranean Art house, White Rabbit and Jack the Pelican Gallery in NY. She was selected by 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture at the National Gallery of Czech Republic to exhibit her work “Shadow , My Shadow”. She performed with Jazz improviser and theorist Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, Vinny Golia, ICU ensemble, David Rosenboom, and video installation artist Carole Kim. Her work were shown at Seoul Contemporary Museum, Seoul City-hall gallery, Samsung Gallery, and Art Insa Gong Gallery. Also she has a unique experience working with MODE studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, The Blueman Group, 3LD Media and Theater group, GMD Three Studios and Art center Nabi in Seoul.
In recent years, her work in “Panorama," a piece featuring multi-ethnic artists and cultural identity at the global experimental theater La Mama Experimental Theater in New York, has received a Critic Pick as well in the New York Times.
As a visionary artist, Bo sul utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, working in different mediums to connect physical movements and visual creativity.
She is now a professor in Seoul Institute of the Arts in the Digital Arts program.