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Inspired by nature, real and imagined, Konnie Kim paints in bold and radiant colors. She is drawn to many works of the Fauves and the Impressionists. She is also fascinated by the honesty and spontaneity of children's art. Her calligraphic brush strokes and interesting use of colors are what the collectors love about Konnie's work.
Konnie's earlier work reflects her curious personality. She has explored almost all available medium and styles of fine art and graphic design. At the age of 18 she realized her first commercial success with licensed illustrations for a manufacturer and she is currently licensed with others. While in college she coordinated fine art shows in traditional and non-traditional settings for herself and other artists. These became known as "Any Space Shows". The venues included hotels, galleries, schools and theaters, eventually totaling over 100 shows. Konnie has received numerous awards and her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, TV shows and online venues.
Konnie owned an art gallery and frame shop for eighteen years. Clients included Northrop Corporation, Hyundai Motors Corporation, Market Broiler Restaurants, USMC Museum, wall decor manufacturers, artists, photographers, interior designers and the general public. Konnie has also taught art classes to adults and children. In 2007, she sold the business wishing to devote more time to art. Konnie's original paintings and reproductions may be found in galleries and gift shops as well as private and corporate collections.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS
2018 Studio Arts Festival, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2017 Studio Arts Festival, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2016 Studio Arts Festival, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2012 Village Art Center, Fullerton, CA
2007 Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
2006 Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
2004 Konnie K Gallery, Fountain Valley, CA
2002 Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA
2001 Edwardâ€™s South Coast Village Cinema, Costa Mesa, CA
1994 AAB Artist Colony, Santa Ana, CA
1993 Great Western Bank, Newport Beach, CA
1993 Edwardâ€™s South Coast Village Cinema, Costa Mesa, CA
1992 Konnie K Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1992 Western Federal Savings & Loans, Newport Beach, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2023 The Great Outdoors, Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center
2019 PYLAA, Randy Higbee Gallery, Tustin, CA
2019 The heART of OC, Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA
2019 Spring Art Show, Crystal Cove Conservancy, Newport Beach, CA
2019 Festival of Fine Arts, Hillcrest Congregational Church, La Habra, CA
2018 Festival of Fine Arts, Hillcrest Congregational Church, La Habra, CA
2017 No Women Stands Alone XI , Copperwood Artware Gallery, Orange, CA
2016 Less is More, Forest & Ocean Gallery, Laguna, CA
2016 No Women Stands Alone X , Copperwood Artware Gallery, Orange, CA
2012 Meet the Artists, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
2011 New works, Pierside Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
2011 Nnox Art Studio, Brea, CA
2008 Bistango, Irvine, CA
2004 Gallery Gaam, Los Angeles, CA
1999 The Gallery, Los Alamitos, CA
1999 Konnie K Gallery, Fountain Valley, CA
1997 Windows Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1996 Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
1996 Tory Zweigle Design Inc., Palm Desert, CA
1992 Western Federal Savings & Loan, Newport Beach, CA
1992 Costa Mesa Art League Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
1992 Konnie K Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1991 Crystal Court Juried Exhibit, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 First Place, Anaheim Artist Association, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 Honorable Mention, The heART of OC, Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA
2019 Honorable Mention, Festival of Arts, Hillcrest Congregational Church, La Habra, CA
2006 First Place, Huntington Beach Art League, Huntington Beach, CA
2006 Second Place, Huntington Beach Art League, Huntington Beach, CA
2001 Best of Division, Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
1992 Best of Show, Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
Paintings were created using professional quality oil paints on a 100% cotton canvas panel (smaller pieces) or a stretched canvas. It is signed and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Original paintings are shipped directly from the artist's studio in Orange County, California. The paintings are sold unframed unless specified otherwise.
Limited styles of readymade frames for original paintings and hand textured signed prints are offered at this time from Konnie Kim Fine Art. Extra shipping charge applies.
PRINTS AND GIFTS
Open edition prints and gift items sold on this website are made and shipped to you by FineArtAmerica.
Please note the sale of the original artwork does not include the sale of copyright.
All rights reserved by the artist.