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Taeil Kim

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

About Taeil Kim

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Reality & Ideality
Taeil Kim begins his art by thinking, “how will I observe and re-create the figure?” Influenced by his observations of peoples’ daily interactions with nature, he is able to create moving and unique portraits. Kim is heavily influenced by the work of such masters as Rembrandt and 19th Century Impressionism. These influences are reflected in the expressive brushwork and heavy use of Chiaroscuro he employs to add drama and depth to his paintings. The result is a beautiful and cohesive body of work. Kim received his MFA in Fine Art, Illustration from the Academy of Art University in 2012.

2014 Portrait Society of America 2015
Member's only Competition 5th Place: Commissioned

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Selected Exhibitions

  • 2nd Exhibitions “Reality and Ideality-Nude”
    Seoul, Korea, 2017
  • Solo exhibit at Cannery Gallery
    San Francisco, CA, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • "Best Buildings Award" PleinAir Salon.
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Artistic Excellence competition Finalist.
  • Artist’s Magazine, 29th Annual Art Competition Finalist


  • Academy of Art University, M.F.A.
    San Francisco, CA,2012 

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