Yongjae Kim, born in Seoul, is Brooklyn based artist, originally from South Korea. He works on representational painting that depicts ordinary spaces and urban places, arising a sense of solitude, loneliness, desolation and melancholy.
Kim completed a B.F.A. at Seoul National University in Seoul in 2011 and an M.F.A. at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2014. He received Best Color Work Award from Korea Society of Color Studies at "2014 International Invitation Exhibition of Color Works" of in Korea. His painting is selected for the First Place Award at international art exhibition "City" of Art Room gallery in 2018. Kim received Certificate of Appreciation from Manhattan Borough President through the exhibition "Flâneur in New York" in 2019. He attended Joshua Tree Highland Artists Residency Program in 2013. Currently Kim is a membership artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York.
His works have been exhibited at various venues such as Volta NY 2017, New York City; Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York City; George Billis Gallery, New York City; Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York City; Porter Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, RI.