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Bio

Education

MFA & BA Degrees: Metal Art; Fiber Art; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (01/1973 & 06/1969)

Ewha Womans University (Fiber Art), Seoul, Korea (04/1958- 06/1961)

Honorary BFA: Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (08/2007)

 

Teaching Experience

1972-2014: Professor, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1988-2014: Professor/Coordinator, Metals & Crafts, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1988: Full Professors; Metal Arts & Coordinator of Crafts; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1982: Associate Professors: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1979: Assistant Professor: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1973: Instructor: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

 

1994-1995: Fulbright International Exchange Lectureship/Research; Wonk-Kwang University, Iksan City, Jullabuk-do, Korea

1985-1986: Exchange Visiting Assistant Professor; Metal Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1982-1983: Fulbright International Exchange Lectureship/Research; Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

 

2016-17: Distinguished Visiting Lecturer; Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea

2007, ‘93, ‘90: Summer School Lecturer: Tainan National University of Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

1996: Spring semester: Lecturer: Seoul National U; Kyunggi U; Sookmyung Women’s U; Kunkook University, Seoul, Korea

1999: Summer School Lecturer; University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1992 ‘91: Summer School Lecturer; Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

1996/89/85: Summer School Lecturer; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Illinois

1983: Spring semester: Lecturer: Seoul National U. Kookmin U. Ducksung Women’s U. Kunkook University, Seoul, Korea

1987: Summer School Lecturer; University of Maryland, Asian Division, Seoul, Korea

1986: Summer School Lecturer; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1980: Spring &Fall Semester Lecturer (Evening Class); Towson University, Towson, Maryland

1977: Summer School Lecturer; University of Maryland at Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

1969-1972: Associate Instructor; Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

 

30 ONE-PERSON INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS at MUSEUMS & GALLERIES (1977-2014):

Seoul (Korea); Paris (France); Nova Scotia (Canada); USA: Los Angeles (California); Bloomington & Muncie (Indiana); New York (New York); Washington DC; McLean & Vienna, (Virginia); Kensington & Rockville (Maryland)

09/2014 Komelia H. Okim Retrospective Invitational Show, Kaplan Gallery & 42 former
Student Artists, Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArt, Rockville, MD (Catalog Essay)

10/2013 My Life Journey Over 40 Years as an Artist & as an Educator; Sarah Silverman Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD (Catalog Essay)

04/2012 Komelia Hongja Okim Metal Works Invitational, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA (Booklet –Essay)

09/2010 OKIM Recent Metal Works Invitational, MK Gallery, Mc Lean VA (Booklet-Essay)

08/2007 Landscape Fantasia, Gallery Haute Classe, Seoul, Korea (Booklet-Essay)

07/2007 Mirrorscape. Invitational H Gallery of the Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea (Catalog, Essay)

09/2005 Landscape Fantasia: Sculptures Invitational , Sponsored By the Asia Society of the Washington Center, Washington, D C (Booklet, Essay)

2004 Honoring Tradition: Perspectives, Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, IN (Catalog, Essay)

10-11/2003 Reflections of Two Worlds: Korean Heritage, Metalwork by Komelia H. Okim, Honolulu Museum of Fine Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii (Catalog Essay)

01/2002 Solo Traveling Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Nova Scotia, Canada

12/2001 Komelia Hongja Okim Solo Show, Centre Culturel Coreen, Paris, France (Catalog Essay)

09/2001 Retrospective Exhibition: Komelia H. Okim, MC Art Gallery,Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

06/2000 Komelia H. Okim Visiting Artist Solo Show, The Common’s Gallery, University of Hawaii- Manoa, Honolulu, HI

1987 Solo Invitational: Wall Mirrors, Vessels, Poongkyung, Mungborang, Hyatt Hotel, Seoul, Korea (Catalog Essay)

1994, 1986, Featured Metal Art Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea (3 Catalogs & 3 Essays)

& 1981

1993 Featured Metal Artist Exhibit, Komelia Hongja Okim, Asian Arts Center Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD (Leaflet & Essay published in Metalsmith Megazine)

07/1977 Komelia Hongja Okim Metal Solo Invitational, Shinsaegae Art Center, Shinsaegae, Seoul, Korea (Booklet Essay)

01/1973 MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibit, IU Art Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Thesis)

 

Selected Collections at Museums, Public & Private Collectors:

  • Renwick American Crafts Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (2015)

  • Blue House (Korean President’s House), Seoul, Korea (2008)

  • Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea (2007)

  • Yunnan Hanrongxuan Culture & Art Museum, Kunming City, Yunnan, China (2006)

  • Victoria & Albert Museum: SERVER on BS Rabinovitch Collection, London, England (2005)

  • Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, Indiana (2004)

  • The Embassy of Korea, Minister of Public Affairs Residence, McLean, Virginia (2004)

  • Esmod Cole Seoul, Fashion School, Seoul, Korea (2001, 2004)

  • Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York (2003)

  • Honolulu Museum of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii (1999, 2003)

  • Collector; Ronald Abramson Collection. Washington DC (1982, 1994, 2002)

  • Collector, Giselle & Ben Huberman Collection, Potomac, MD (2012, 00, 08)

  • Gallery Bing & MyungBoRang Collections, Seoul, Korea (2001, 08, 06, 82)

  • Sonny Kamp TEAPOT Collection, Los Angeles, California (2001)

  • The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii (1999, 2000)

  • Racine Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin (1996)

  • Piere Cosmetic Collection, Seoul, Korea (1994)

  • Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), Seoul, Korea (1994)

  • Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwachon, Kyungki Do, Korea (1989, 87)

  • Collector, Paul Wolf Collection, Washington DC (1988)

  • Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana (1973)

Grants, Honors, and Awards

05/2018 (KAMS) Korea Art Management Service: through the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism Grant

04/2018 Writing Grant HYOSUNG Corporation CO., LTD, South Korea.

04/2018 Writing Grant SOYEON KIM Seunghee Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea

04/2017 Writing Grant received from Korean Fulbright Alumni Association Grant

04/2018 JaMS Exhibition in Print (2 works) SNAG competition (P.038, 039 & 170).

2015-2016 Fulbright Senior Research Grant to Korea (8 Months) & Cosponsored; the Gyeongju National Museum: Research Grant

01/2016 Fulbright Regional Short Traveling Grant to Japan (Lecture at Tokyo National Museum

09/2014 Proud JinMyung High School “Recognition Award”, Seoul, Korea

06/2012 KOWINNER(Korean International Women’s Networking Foundation), Arts Award, Romania

11/2008 Grant Award, Maryland Arts & Humanities Council Individual Arts

11/2008 Proud Ewhaian “Recognition Award ”, Ewha Womans University Alumnae Association of NA, FL

10/2008 Woman Designer “Leadership Award”, WDL International Fair 2008 Conference, Seoul, Korea

2008/7 FY09 Creative Projects

05/2008 “Excellence Teaching & Service Award”, Montgomery College, MD

08/2007 “Honorary BFA Degree”, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

10/2006 “Art Bridging Two Cultures: Korea & America”, 2006 China International Forum, Kunming,Yunnan, China

2005 “Special Service Award”, Washington Guild of Goldsmith, Metropolitan of Washington D C

2005 “Honoring 40 People for the 40th Anniversary”, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

10/2003 Excellence in Education Award, Arts & Humanities Council, Montgomery County, Maryland

2002 Korea Craft Council Recognition & Award, the Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

09/2001 Montgomery College Foundation Grant, Rockville, Maryland

1994-1995 Fulbright Senior Scholars to Korea for Lectureship & Research (Korean Metal Art): Won- Kwang University, Iksan City, Junbook, Korea

1988-1989 Montgomery Country Arts Council Grant: “Research on Coloring Metals Grant”

1982-1983 Fulbright Senior Scholar to Korea for Lectureship & Research (Korean Metal Art): Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

 

Over 130 Lectures & Workshops Conducted on Korean Surface Metal & Western Techniques at Universities, Crafts Schools, & Metals’ Guilds for 2-3 Days or 1-2  Weeks:

Canada, China, France, Japan, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Norway, Russia, UK, & USA (Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Seattle, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Washington DC

04/2018 Juror: 2018 International Metal Crafts Competition, GOLDMUSEUM, New Taipei City, Taiwan,

05/2018 Guest Lecture, Catholic Daegu University, Daegu, Kyungbook, S. Korea

2016-2017 Lecturer; Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea

2016 Lecture; Tokyo National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Lecture; Notre Dame Catholic Women’s University, Okayama, Japan

01/2014 Lecture; VisArt Center, Rockville, Maryland

2010, 09, 07, Workshop/Lecture; Linakona Art Center, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

05 & 04

2006, 96 & 92 Lecture/ Workshop: Renwick Smithsonian American Crafts Museum, Washington DC

2006, 92 & 00 Two-week Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

04/2005 Lecture; JRA Distinguished Artist; Smithsonian American Crafts Museum, Washington DC

04/2005 Workshop on Keumboo; Sponsored by the Renwick Alliance, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

2005, 04, 96, Workshop Lecturer: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

86 & 84

2004 Workshop; TAMARACK Arts & Crafts Center, Beckley, West Virginia

2004 Symposium: Searching For a Path, Towson University, MD

2003 Lecture; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

2003 Lecture: “Dreams & Reality”, International Gallery, Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D C

2002 Lecture; Honolulu Academy of Arts Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

2000 Lecture; University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

2000 Workshop, Haiku-Pauwela Maui Arts & Crafts Center, Maui, Hawaii

2000 Workshop; Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee Technology University, Smithville, Tennessee

1998 Workshop, Hawaii Crafts Guild, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1998, 96, 94 Workshop: Peter’s Valley Crafts Center, Layton, New Jersey

& 89

1998, 97 & 90 Workshop: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

1997, 95, 93 Workshop: Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

& 87

1998, 97 Workshop: “Yuma Conference”, Yuma, Arizona

1998 Workshop: Mesa Art Center, Mesa, Arizona (May).

1998 Workshop: Tucson Park Service, Tucson, Arizona

1998 Workshop, YUMA Conference, Yuma, Arizona

1997 Workshop: Society of Philadelphia Goldsmiths, Moore College, Philadelphia, PA

1997 Workshop: Florida Society of Goldsmiths NE Chapter, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

1996 Workshop/Lecturer: “The Russian Faberge Art Exhibition”, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC.

1996 Juror & Lecturer: “Competition for Young Jewelers in St. Petersburg”, Sponsored by the Faberge Arts Foundation in USA and Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994 Workshop: SE Florida Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmith, International University, Miami, Florida

1994 Workshop: Oregon School of Art & Crafts, Portland, Oregon

1993, 84, 83 Workshop: Towson State University, Towson, Maryland

1993, 90 Workshop: Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut (October).

1993 Symposium/ Workshop: "1993 Year of American Crafts Symposium”, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1993 Workshop: The Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

1993 Workshop: "Art of the Craftsman-for the Artists in Residence Program”, Division of Art Center at 92nd Street Y, New York, New York.

1992 Workshop/Lecture: Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida

1992 Symposium/Workshop Co-Coordinator: St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri & SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

1992, 86 Workshop; Northern Arizona State University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

1991 Workshop/ Interpreter/Translator; Slide & Museum-Walk through Lecture on Korean Metal & Fiber; Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

1991 Workshop Lecturer: Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Wildacres, North Carolina

1991 Lecture: Fu-Zien Catholic University, Taipei & Taizung Art Center, Taiwan

1990 Museum Walk-through Lecture: Korean Metal & Fiber; Oregon Museum & Workshop: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

1990 Walk-Through Lecture; Korean Contemporary Metal Techniques Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

1990 Workshop: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (June).

1990 Walk-Through Gallery Lecture: Korean Traveling Contemporary of Metal and Fiber Arts, MC Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland

1990, 89 Workshop: Columbia Art Center, Columbia, Maryland

1988, 8 Workshop; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

1989 Workshop: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 3 Demonstrators, Illinois

1989 Workshop: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1989 Lecture: State School for Arts & Crafts, Oslo, Norway

1988 Lecture: American Metal Arts with nine American Professors, Hongik & Seoul National Universities, Seoul & Jeonbuk University, Jeonju, Korea

1988, 89 Workshop: Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio

1988 Workshop: California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

1986 Workshop: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin

1986 Workshop: SW Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas

1986 Workshop: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonee, Wisconsin

1985 Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins, Pennsylvania

1985 Workshop: Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, MC , Rockville, Maryland.

1981 Workshop: National Building Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

1994 Workshop: Oregon School of Art & Crafts, Portland, OR

1993, 89 Workshop: “Brookfield Arts Center, Brookfield, Connecticut

1993 Workshop/Lecture: “1993 YEAR OF AMERICAN CRAFT SYMPOSIUM”, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1993 Workshop: The Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, CCAC, Oakland, California

1992 Workshop Lecturer: “ART OF THE CRAFTSMAN for the Artist in Residence, 92nd Street New York, New York (One week)

1992 Workshop: Florida Society of Goldsmith, DeLand Museum, Florida

1992 Symposium/Workshop Co Coordinator: Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville, St .Louis Art Museum, Missouri

1991 Workshop Lecturer: Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Wildacres, North Carolina

1990 Museum Walk through Lecture on Korean Contemporary Metal; Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

1990 Workshop; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1989 Workshop &Museum-Walk through Lecture; Kutztown University, Pennsylvania

 
 

Selected Artist Profiles & Art Work Images in Newspaper Articles:

  • Fire from the Forge: A Tribute to Komelia Okim; Retrospective Exhibition: TWO Parts Show, VisArts Center, Rockville, MD (Joongahng Daily, & Korea Time-Sept, 2014)

  • My Life Journey as an Artist & as an Educator: MC Art Gallery: Montgomery College TV, Korea Times & Joongahng News Daily (Sep. & October, 2013)

  • 40 years Life as Professor& Artist, Joongang Daily Washington DC (6/18/09)

  • As a Successful Artist, Weekly Korean KORUS, Washington DC (7/18/09)

  • High-lighting on Receiving Honorary Degree & One Person Exhibition in Seoul, Korea Times & Joong-Ang News Papers (6/2007 & 8/2007)

  • Korean Cooking for New Years Day Celebration, WASHINGTON POST: Weekend Magazine (March, 2005)

  • Using Traditional Korean Technique in a Modern Way, By Victoria Gail-White, Honolulu Advertiser Daily News Paper, D10 Art Section, November 2, 2003

  • Sweat into Gold: An Elegant Alchemy, the Washington Post, by Nicole M Miller, Art & Style, P. C5, 4/5, 2001.

  • Tao: There is No Fear, Only Flow, The Honolulu Star Bulletin, Today (Section B) by Nadine Kam, 6/20, 2002

  • Man & Nature, The Chosun Daily, Washington, Section Art & Culture, Jin P. Choi, 1/ 14, 2001

  • Selected Lists of Written Catalog Essays: East Meets West: Landscape Fantasia; The Landscape Sculptures of Komelia Hongja Okim, Catalog, By Susan Isaacs, June 2005

  • “In Praise of Hybridism: Dreams & Reality” Smithsonian Exhibition Catalog, International Gallery, Washington, DC. August-September 2003, pp.19-20 By Eleanor Heartney

  • Honoring Tradition: Perspectives of Three Asian American Artists, Ball State University, Museum Art Catalog, By Sarah Anne McNear, Muncie, Indiana, Fall 2004.

  • Komelia Hongja Okim: A Korean American Metal Artist, Catalog Essay for the One Person Exhibition, By Jennifer Saville, Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum, Honolulu, HI, July, 2003

 

Selected Book & Magazine Reviews:

  • “Komelia Okim Bridging with Metal” by KATJA TOPORSKI, METALSMITH: N0.3 Volume35,P52-59 (Magazine,2015)

  • Essay: “Life of Komelia H. Okim”, Metalsmith Magazine, Fall Issue’ 2014, North America, P15-19

  • Review of Komelia Hongja Okim, American Craft Magazine,New York, Pat Hickman, February-March, 2004, p 74-75

  • Reflections of Two Worlds: A Korean Heritage Metal Work by Komelia Hongja Okim. Honolulu Academy of Art Magazine, By Jennifer Saville, September/October, 2003

  • Catalog, 2011 International Expo on World Design & Crafts at Taipei, Taiwan on American Pavilion

  • Contemporary Silver; Commissioning, Designing, Collecting: By Benton Seymour Ravinovich & Helen Clifford, Merrell Publishers, London, 2000, pp. 23, 134, 135

  • Art That Works; Decorative Art of the Eighties Crafted in America, By Lloyd E Herman, University of Washington Press, Seattle & London, 1990, pp. 6, 20, 81, 82

  • DESIGN by CONEMPORARY HOLLOWWARE: THE SILVER, written by VICTORIA GEIBEL,

  • METROPOLIS: The ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE of NEW YORK, December, 1988; P. 78-81

Selected Curated Exhibitions:

  • 04/2015 Chosen Homeland: Women’s searching for Identity , KOWINNER International Art Exhibit, Korean Embassy’s Cultural Center, Washington DC (Catalog)

  • 09/2014 “Fire from the Forge”: An Exhibition of 42 International Metal Artists, VisArt Center, Rockville, MD (Catalog)

  • 01/2012 “Green Life”, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Center (21artists-Catalog)

  • 01-02/2012 “East & West Confluence: Exhibition Celebrating Asian Lunar New Year (8 artists), VA, Co-Curator, Lecturer (Poster)

  • 01-02/2011 “Celebration of Asian Lunar New Year”, 8 Artists, Kapland Gallery, VisArt, Rockville, MD (Poster)

  • 10/2011 “Conceptual & Fictional: Tea/Coffee Pots in Variety of Media,” MC S Gallery, Rockville, MD (Curate/organizer, Lecturer) Poster

  • 10/2011 2011 World Taiwan Expo”: International Crafts & Design Exhibition;“Symbiosis & Environment”, (Curator/organizer/lecturer) Brochure/Poster

  • 10/2010 Blossoming Spring”, MK Gallery, McLean, VA (Curator, Organizer) Brochure

  • 04/2007 Lecture/Exhibit; Korean Ambassador’s Residence for American Women’s Club, Washington DC

  • 10/2006 Art Bridging Two Cultures; Korea & America, Keynote Lecturer, Koonmin City, Yunnan, China

  • 04/2005 Lecture/Exhibit; Korean Ambassadors’ Residence, for Korean American Women’s Club, Washington, DC

  • 10/2004 Symposium: Searching For a Path, Towson University, MD (Brochure)

  • 08/2003 Curated & Lecture: Dreams & Reality, International Gallery, Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D C (Catalog)

  • 10/2005 Forward Message for the Exhibition Catalog, “Echoes: 11Korean-American Artists”, Howard Center For The Arts, Ellicott City, MD

  • 08/2003 Forward Massage (Exhibition Catalog): Dreams & Reality: Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (11 Selected Artists from NY, WDC, CA, IO, & MD)

  • 2003 Forward Massage (Exhibition Brochure), Echoes; Celebrating Exhibition for Korean Centennial Year For Immigration to America, Rockville Arts Center, MD (10 selected artists)

  • 2002 Award Message (Exhibition Catalog); 7 Echoes: International Metal Arts Invitational Show, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea (7 artists from America, England, and Korea)

  • 2002-2003 “Hidden Passion” Forward Massage for Exhibition Catalog: 2 Year Traveling Exhibition of Women Metal Artists from Japan, Korea and Taiwan (51 Artists) Curator; Organizer: Catalog

  • 1997-2000 “MORNING CALM ”: 17 Young Korean Metal & Fiber Artists: Forward Message: Exhibition Catalog’ 3 Year Traveling Show in Museums and University’s Galleries in Canada and USA(Curator; Organizor) Catalog

  • 1979 Komelia Hongja Okim & "Korean Artists in Washington, D.C. Area", Visual Industrial Design and Crafts Magazine, Seoul, Korea, (January pp. 58-61).

  • 1978 Review; Korean Artists' Association of the Greater Washington, D. C. (Korea Times Daily)

 
 

Selected International Group Exhibitions

  • 2009 Talking Hands: Spectrum of Contemporary Metal Arts: Seoul National University Museum; Invitational show of 96 artists from Europe, US & Korea, (Catalog/Essay)

  • 2009 Traces & Trajectories: Current Works of Ten Korean American Artists: Honolulu Academy Art Center Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, Curate/Produced (Catalog/Essay)

  • 2008 Korean Metal Art & Jewelry Design Today, LA Korean Culture Center, CA

  • 2011 The 2011 International Worlds Fair, Taipei, Taiwan (Curator’s Statement/Leaflet)

  • 2007-08 Wedding Rituals: 26 Korean & North American Artists’ Traveling Exhibition, Tong-in Gallery, Insa Dong, Seoul, Korea & Savannah, GA for the SNAG International Conference; Curate & Organized (Catalog/Essay)

  • 2007 MyeongBoRang’s 33rd Anniversary Invitational Exhibition: Dreams of The Golden Boar; Journey with TEN Blessed Beings; 12 Artists Invitational; West Exhibition Hall, Silla Hotel, Jangchoong-dong, Seoul, Korea (Catalog/Essay)

  • 2006 SOFA Chicago, booth: The Guilgum Metal Art’s Research Center of Korea, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2006 China International Fork Crafts & Art Exhibition, Yunnan Museum, Kunming City, China

  • 2006-08: Art in Embassies, Residence of the US Ambassador in Seoul, Korea

  • 2005 Searching for a Path: 7 Asian-American Artists, Inaugural Exhibition of the Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD (Leaflet/Essay)

  • 2004 Two Capitals, the All Russian Decorative, Applied, & Folk Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

  • 2003 Dreams & Realities, Centennial Celebration of Korean Immigration to US: International Gallery, Reply Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Catalog, Essay)

 

WRITTEN PUBLICATIONS: (about the Artist & Written Catalogs & Articles):

  • 03/2015 Art Director’s Statement: Korean International Woman Networking (KOWINNER) Art Exhibit at Korean Cultural Center, Washington DC, (Catalog)

  • 09/2014 Curator’s Statement; Fire from the Forge: An Exhibition of 42 Selected International Metal Artists, Catalog, Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArt, Rockville, MD (Catalog)

  • 08/2014 Curator’s Statement: Chosen Homeland, Leaflet, Biltmore, LA, CA (Booklet)

  • 09/2013 Curator’s Statement: Revival III, Catalog, Chicago Korean Art & Culture, Center, Whiling, Illinois (Catalog)

  • 09/2012 Curator’s Statement for the Green Life Exhibition Catalog, Korean Embassy Cultural Center, Washington DC

  • 05/2012 KoWinner. Green Life; International Korean Women’s Arts Award; P.117-128, ISBN 978- 89-969962-2-8

  • 09/2011 Curator’s Statement for the Catalog: American Pavilion, 2011 Taipei World Design Expo-Int’l Craft Design Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (Catalog & Poster) Selected Artists: Albert Paley, Robert Ebendorf, Joyce J. Scott, Harvey K. Littleton, Jojn Littleton & Kate Vogel, Helen Shirk, Marilyn de Silva, Jack de Silva, BJ Adams, Andrea V. Uravitch, Laura Peeley, Kevin Hluch, James Malenda, Paulette Myers, Namu Cho, Komelia H. Okim (16 Artists)

  • 08/2011 Excerpts on Crafts Forum/Symposium for International Panel Discussion

  • 10/2009 Curator’s Statement for the Catalog: “Blossoming Washington Pear”, 17 Artist’s Invitational Exhibition: KORUS HOUSE of Korean Embassy of the Cultural Center, Washington DC

  • 12/2007 Curators Statement for the Catalog, “Wedding Rituals” Korean & North American Metal Artists Traveling Exhibition; Seoul & Savannah, GA (Catalog)

  • 2007 Chairwoman’s Forward Messages for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation; Scholarship Award Ceremonies for the Each 6 Regional Chapters: NE; E; W; S; NME; & MW. (Brochures)

  • 2006 “Art Bridging Two Cultures”: Korea & America, Catalog & Journal; Yunnan International High Level Craft Arts & Art Symposium, Yunnan National Museum of Art, Kunming City, Yunnan, China (October) (Booklet)

  • 07/2006 Chairwoman’s Congratulatory Messages for the 2005 NBD Annual Report Catalog of the 6- Regional Chapters of the KASF

  • 04-10/2006 Chairwoman’s Congratulatory Remarks; The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) Scholarship Award Ceremony’s for 6 Regional Chapter

  • 10/2005 Forward Message for the Exhibition Catalog, “Echoes: 11Korean-American Artists”, Howard Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland

  • 08/2003 Forward Massage (Exhibition Catalog): Dreams & Reality: Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (11 Selected Artists from NY, WDC, CA, IO, & MD)

  • 2003 Forward Massage (Exhibition Brochure), Echoes; Celebrating Exhibition for Korean Centennial Year For Immigration to America, Rockville Arts Center, MD (10 selected artists)

  • 2002 Award Massage (Exhibition Catalog); 7 Echoes: International Metal Arts Invitational Show, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea (7 artists from America, England, and Korea)

  • 2002-2003 “Hidden Passion” Forward Massage for Exhibition Catalog: 2 Year Traveling Exhibition of Women Metal Artists from Japan, Korea and Taiwan (51 Artists) Catalog

  • 2002-2003 POTOMAC Review, Issue 34: A Journal of Arts & Humanities ; On Native Ground: Portfolio of Artist By Karri Jessie; P.185-189

  • 1997-2000 “ MORNING CALM ”: 17 Young Korean Metal & Fiber Artists: Forward Message: Exhibition Catalog’ 3 Year Traveling Show at the Museums and University’s Galleries in Canada and USA (Curator) Catalog

  • 1992 Metals Technique: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths, Chapter on KUMBOO (24K Gold Overlay on Silver), BRYN MORGEN PRESS, (Edited by Tim McCreight).

  • Fall 1992 KEUMBOO (Korean 24K Gold Overlay) Technique”, Metalsmith (Fall)

  • 06/1992 Review on Kumboo Technique, Korean Crafts & Design Monthly Magazine

  • 1992 Review: European Figurative Works at VO Gallery, Metalsmith Magazine (Spring)

  • 1987 Review: American Figurative Works at VO Gallery, Summer Issue of Metalsmith Magazine & Korean Design Monthly Magazine.

  • 1987 Review, Dalya Luttwok’s Metalworks Exhibit, Summer Issue of Metalsmith Magazine

  • 1986 Review: Yeo-Ok Chang and Helene Safire's Jewelry Exhibition, Spring Issue of Metalsmith Magazine & Korean Design Monthly Magazine

  • 10/1986 Article on Mokume Gane, Korean Design Magazine, October

  • 1985 Review: Belle and Roger Kuhn's Exhibition, Fall Issue of Metalsmith & Korean Design Magazines

  • 03/1984 Review: Robert Ebendorf's Metal Forms Metal Exhibition, March issue of Korean Design Magazine & Summer Issue of Metalsmith Magazine.

  • 1984 Review: Ivy Ross' Forms in Metal Exhibition, February Issue of Korean Design Magazine. Fall 1983 Article: "8 Korean Metalsmiths", Fall Issue of Metalsmith Magazine.

  • Summer 1983 Review: Susan Tamulevich's One Person Jewelry Show, Metalsmith Magazine, Summer

  • 04/1981 Review: Washington, D. C. Area Korean Art Students' Group Exhibition, April 9 of Han Kook Shimbo (Newspaper).

  • 1980, 79, 78 Articles for Montgomery College Korean Students' League Annual Magazine

  • 1979 Komelia Hongja Okim & "Korean Artists in Washington, D.C. Area", Visual Industrial Design and Crafts, Seoul, Korea, (January pp. 58-61).

  • 1978 Review: Korean Artists' Association of the Greater Washington, D. C. Annual Show (Korea Times)

 

Professional & Community Affiliation

  • 2015-Present Korean Metal Craft Advisory Boards, Seoul, Korea (12 Professor-Members)

  • 2014-Present Founder/Advisor: “ EWHA Nok Mee Hwei of Washington DC”

  • 2009-Present Founder: Ewha Ats Association of Washington D C (“Washington Pear”)

  • 2010-Present Member of the Korean International Women Networking (KOWINNER)

  • 2009-2016 Member of the Korean Women Networking (KOWIN DC)

  • 1969- 2015 Member of Society of North America Goldsmiths (SNAG)

  • 1977-2015 Board Member; Korean American Scholarship Foundation, Eastern Regional Chapter (KASF-ERC)

  • 1975- Present Member: Ewha Womans University of the Washington DC Chapter: President (2010-’11);

  • 1975- Present Member of Jin Myung High School Alumnae Association of Metropolitan of Washington DC; Founding member, President: 1977

  • 1975- Present Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington DC, Founding member, President (1977), Advisory Board (2005-‘00) & Advisor Emeritus (2015- ) (HMAA GW)

  • 1983- Present Member of the Fulbright-Hays International Scholars’ Association of USA 2012-‘14 Chairwoman; Ewha Womans University Alumnae Association of Greater Washington (EWUAAGW)

  • 2009-Present Honored Member, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG)

  • 2007-2008 Chairperson, Korean American Scholarship Foundation National Board (KASF NB)

  • 1994-2010 Founder/President: Ewha International Metal Arts Association,(EIMA; “E Kum Hwei”) Korea/USA

  • 1975-2000 Member of Washington Goldsmiths

Gallery Affiliation

  • 1981- Present Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

  • 2005- Present MK Gallery, Vienna, VA, USA

  • 2003-2012 Loft Gallery, Honolulu, HI, USA