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Sunhwa Kim

Associate Professor
(716) 878-4768
Campus Address: Upton Hall 235C

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Wood/Furniture Program Coordinator

Since 2008, Sunhwa Kim, a South Korean furniture designer, has been the coordinator of the wood/furniture design program at Buffalo State College. Teaching all levels of wood/furniture design courses in the program, she brings experience and knowledge of techniques in Eastern and Western traditional and contemporary design. She holds two master's degrees; one in design and craft from the Kanazawa College of Art in Japan and one in furniture design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the U.S. and a degree in wood furniture design from Dong-A University in Korea. She has also studied at Ishikawa Prefecture Institute of Wajima Lacquer Art in Japan.

Education

M.F.A. Furniture Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2007, Savannah. GA

Studies in Craftsmanship with national treasure/ School of Human Cultural Assets, Ishikawa Prefecture Institute of Wajima Lacquer Art, 1998, Ishikawa Prefecture. Japan

M.F.A. Design and Craft, Kanazawa College of Art, 1995, Ishikawa Prefecture. Japan

Research Student, Natural Lacquer Craft, Kanazawa College of Art, 1993, Ishikawa Prefecture. Japan

B.F.A. Dong-A University, Craft Arts, 1992, Busan. Korea

 

Experience

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Wood Furniture Program. Buffalo State College. 2014 - Present / U.S.A.

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Wood Furniture Program. Buffalo State College. 2008 - 2014 / U.S.A.

Owner. Ye-Chun Lacquer craft shop. 2000 – November 2003 / Busan. Korea

Part-Time Instructor. Dong-A University. March 1998 - February 2003 / Busan. Korea

Part-Time Instructor. Paichai University. March 1998 - February 2002 / Deajun. Korea

 

Organizations

Board of Directors, Korea Digital Design Council. 2015 - / Korea

Design Department Exhibition Committee Chair at BSC. 2010 - Present / Buffalo. NY

Committee Member, International Asian Lacquer Symposium at BSC. 2011- 2013 / Buffalo. NY

Member of Korean Lacquer Arts Council. 1998 - Present / Korea

Member of Contemporary Wood & Lacquer Craft Council. 1998 - Present / Korea

Member of Dong-A Wood & Lacquer Craft Council. 1992 - Present / Korea

 

Awards

Juror’s Special Prize at Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition. 2014 / Kanazawa. Japan

Incentive Award/Grant Research Foundation at Buffalo State College. 2012/Buffalo. NY

Individual Development Awards at BSC. 2009 / Buffalo. NY

 

Solo Exhibitions

La Galerie Bleue Gallery. Savannah. Georgia 2007

Yeulin Gallery. Busan. Korea 2001

Sang Gallery. Kyoto. Japan 1995

 

Exhibitions

2014

The Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition 2014 
Kanazawa, Japan
International / Juried Group Exhibition. Catalog

Open Type Best Digital Designers
Seoul. Korea
International / Invitational Exhibition. Catalog

 

2013
Cross Point of ‘E to W’  New York School of Visual Art Special Invited International Design Exhibition. NY
International / Invitational Exhibition. Catalog

Asian Lacquer Exhibition
Burchfield Penny Art Center. Buffalo. NY
International / Invitational Exhibition

Art in Craft Media 2013
Burchfield Penny Art Center. Buffalo. NY
Regional / Invitational Group Exhibition. Catalog

Dong-A University Exhibition
Nagoya. Japan
International / Invitational Group Exhibition. Catalog

 

2012
Cutting Edge 2012. Best Digital Designers
Seoul. Korea
International / Invitational Exhibition. Catalog

Best Digital Designers
Wonju. Korea
International / Invitational Exhibition. Catalog

Kanazawa International Lacquer Exhibition
Kanazawa. Japan
International / Juried Exhibition. Catalog

 

2011
The 37th Grand Art Exhibition of Busan
Busan. Korea
International / Juried Exhibition

Inaugural Naples International Contemporary Crafts Exhibition
Naples. FL
Collaboration work with Changwook Kim
International / Juried Exhibition

Small Treasure, Crafthaus
International / Juried Online Exhibition

The Art in Craft Media Exhibition 2011, 2013
Burchfield Penny Art Center. Buffalo. NY
Collaboration work with Changwook Kim
Regional / Juried Exhibition

 

2009 - 2011
Winter: Small Works
Indigo Gallery. Buffalo. NY
Local / Invitational Exhibition

 

2009
Works
Momogumi Gallery. Kanazawa. Japan
International / Invitational Group Exhibition.

Three Person Exhibition
Okura Gallery. Kanazawa. Japan
International / Invitational Group Exhibition

2008 – 2014
Design Faculty Exhibition  
Czurles-Nelson Gallery. Buffalo State College. Buffalo. NY
Local / Invitational Exhibition

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