Yong Joo Kim


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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

    Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

    Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Brooches. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

    Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Transitions in Red

    Rings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Cewo Gebcho

    Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Cewo Mejo

    Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Cewo Tolio

    Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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    Yong Joo Kim
    Mara Vitro

    Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver

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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Brooches. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Rings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Gebcho

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Mejo

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Tolio

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Mara Vitro

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


Artwork Inquire Form

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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


Artwork Inquire Form

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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Brooches. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist, Looped and Attached

Neckpiece. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


Artwork Inquire Form

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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Necklace. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Transitions in Red

Rings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Gebcho

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Mejo

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Cewo Tolio

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim
Mara Vitro

Earrings. Hand cut, hand assembled and hand sewn Velcro hook-and-loop fastener, sterling silver


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Yong Joo Kim received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Sook Myung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She recently won the prestigious SAC Artist award from the Society of Arts and Crafts. In 2013, her work was selected for the international competition TALENTE in Munich, Germany. In 2012, she received the Niche award as a winner in Jewelry: Sculpture to Wear. In 2011, she received the Adrianna Farrelli Prize for Excellence in Fiber Art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Her ingenious designs utilize hand-cut and fabricated forms, made from Velcro hook-and-loop fasteners in red, black, and grey, that seem to move even when still. Her work has been internationally exhibited at museums and galleries.

Statement

My work introduces unconventional use of familiar artifacts into a world full of conventions. By assembling, grouping, clustering, and piling, the small and simple elements become complex, and give rise to the unexpected. As the wearer approaches my work, the experience of perspective shifts and sudden realizations spark wonder, discovery, tension, joy and play. My investigation of creation, innovation, and transformation questions the definition of value, and provides a never-ending field for invention.

Selected Collections:

  • The Museum of Arts and Design, New York
  • Velcro Australia Inc. Permanent Collection, VA, Australia
  • Velcro U.S.A. Inc. Permanent Collection, Manchester, NH, U.S.
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally