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Sun-A Kim

MA work

Sun-A Kim sees beauty in the smallest details embedded in the surrounding world. She looks for the most exquisite patterns and textures found in inconspicuous things that encircle us daily, which she transforms into a unique body of work. Sun-A wishes to expose elements of things that are hidden or from which people are appalled and bring to light their charm. In her current body of work, she magnifies the intricate and delicate characteristics of insects and presents an elegant perspective on that which may be regarded as revolting. And in that way, Sun-A calls attention to a true nature of beauty that exists within both the unnoticed and the apparent, calling for pause and appreciation.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2018

  • Sun-A Kim was born in South Korea. She is always looking for more experiences from life.​ Because in contemporary society, it may be difficult to communicate intimately with other individuals, her work becomes an avenue for dialogue and mode of personal connection. To be able to share ideas and channel emotions with an audience brings her diverse inspiration, influence, and great personal happiness. She translates these moments into her creativity and ceramic works.

  • Degrees

  • BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Interchange Junctions, 5 Howick Place, London, 2014; Face plate and Flat back, Pangolin Gallery, Kings Place, 2014; Artfood Project, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, 2015; Artfood Project, Pratt Institute, New York, 2015; Artfood Project, British Ceramic Biennale, 2015; Ceramic Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, 2016; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; The Emerging and The Established, Christies Gallery, London, 2017; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Materialise, Preston Fitzgerald Residence, London, 2018