Una Kim



MFA1990PaintingParsons School of Design
Summer1989Studio ArtChautauqua Art Institute
BFA1986Studio ArtUniversity of Southern California
Areas of Specialization: Painting, Drawing, 2D Design

Professional Experience 

2004-PresentAdjunct Professor, Portland State University
2000-PresentAdjunct Professor, Portland Community College
1996-1999Artist-in-Residence, E-Land Group, South Korea


2005Guest Artist, Art Beat, Portland, OR
2002Murdock/Burn Grant
1996-1999Artist In Residence, E-Land Group
1988, 89Helena Rubinstein Foundation Grant
1989Korean Embassy Grant
1986George Page Scholarship
1985Korean Senior Citizens Organization Grant
1983-1986Dean’s list

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2004Rock Creek Gallery
2001Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
1999Silk Road Gallery
1998Gallery at the Federation of Korean Artistic&Cultural Organizations Yun Gallery
1990Gimbel Library

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008Taegu Cultural Center, Taegu, South Korea.
International group exhibition and cultural exchange in seminar
and workshops with artists from Japan, Korea, and US.
Invited to exhibit in Women’s International Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
2007Broderick Gallery Winter Show
2006Portland Community College, Rock Creek Gallery, Portland, OR
Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2005Littman Gallery, PSU, Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art,
Group exhibition with women from Korea, ‘Cultural Sensibilities.’
2004Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR, Gallery artists
Women Tree Gallery, Portland, OR, Juried exhibition
2003Black Crow Gallery, Portland, OR
Juried exhibition, Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art, members’ exhibition.
‘Erotic Neurotic Art’/Multnomah Art Center, Portland, OR, Juried exhibition
Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR (Invitational), ‘Hyperbolic Realism’
2002Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC), Portland, OR, ‘Women&Violence’
2001Faculty Exhibition, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR (Invitational)
Taegu Culture&Arts Center, Taegu, Korea (invitational)
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR Live Auction by the Oregon Council of Hispanic Advancement
2000Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR (invitational)
1996Second Annual Evans Silent Auction, Los Angeles, CA (juried)
Art Space, San Luis Obispo, CA (invitational)
1992First Street Gallery, New York City (national juried)
1991Bowery Gallery, Soho, New York City (invitational)
1990Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City (juried)
1990Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 2 Person Show (with Mitchell Johnson)
1989Exhibition Center, P.S.D., New York City (juried)

Selected Bibliography (Reviews/Articles/Catalogues)

Korea Times, September 7, 2006, Interview with B&W reproduction.
Asian Reporter, August 15, 2006, “Going to Taegu” B&W reproduction.
Cultural Sensibilities III, exhibition catalog.
The Oregonian, October 8, 2005, About Town. “October Show at 333.”
Asian Reporter, November 2005. Exhibition at Portland Art Center. Color reproduction.
Cultural Sensibilities II, exhibition catalog.
Asian Reporter, March 2004. Current News with B&W Reproduction.
Asian Reporter, July 2, 2002. Current News.
Cultural Sensibilities I, exhibition catalog.
The Oregonian, July 26, 2001. About Town. “Portland Women Artists Will Show Works in S. Korea.”
Asian Reporter, July 20, 2001. “Cutting Edge Feminist Work in Korea.” Color reproduction.
The Oregonian, “Between Cultures, Often Eloquently,” Karrin Ellertson, August 21, 2000. Entertainment. Review.B&W reproduction.
CAA News, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2000. Show announcement with B&W Reproduction.
Asian Reporter, Ria Roncales-Goodwin, “Women in Art,” December 18, 1999, 14. Interview article with B&W reproduction.
The Oregonian, Polly Campbell, “Faculty Art Offers Insight for Students,”, September 30, 1999. Review.
Yeoseong Dong-a, Monthly, November, 1998. Show Announcement with color reproduction.
Una Kim: Recent Works, catalogue. 1998.
The Korea Times, Meehee Kim, October 23, 1998. Interview with color reproduction.
The Korea Herald, Edward Kim, “Bright, Stark Female Imagery Captures Plight, Frustration of Korean Women,” October 17, 1998. Interview with color reproduction.
San Luis Obispo Chronicle, Glen Starkey, “ARTernatives Brings L.A.’s Best,”September, 1996, 48. Review.
Duke University Chronicle, February 11, 1990. Interview.

Seminars and Lectures

2006Seminar lecture on “Where Does Art Come From:
The Difference between East and West” Kyungbook National University, Taegu, South Korea
2004Interpreted and chaired a panel discussion, “Korean Art Today.” PSU, Portland, OR
2003Presented a paper on “Art and Mothering” WCA National Conference, Chicago, IL
2001Chaired a seminar, “Women Artists and Feminism.” At Taegu Culture&Arts Center, Taegu, Korea.
2001Lectured at WCA, “Art and Pornography.”


“Letters from New York,” Komerican Monthly, regular column of color reproductions of paintings with essays, monthly, June 1991-1993.

Professional Service

2003-2006Board member of Oregon Korea Foundation
2003Curator of Erotic Neurotic Art at Black Crow Gallery
2001-2002President of Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art
2002Curator of Women and Violence at IFCC
1993-1996Cultural Consultant to the Federation of Korean Artistic and Cultural Organizations, U.S.A.

Selected Collections

Portland Community College
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Donat Wald Associates
Bank of America
Bank Plus
Chautauqua Art Institute
Teachers College, Columbia University


2006South Korea
2004South Korea
1996South Korea


Fluent in Korean and English

Member of College Art Association