Artist Profile


Eun-Sook Kim, M.F.A

“Although my primary medium is ceramics, I consider myself a painter first. Through brushwork, I feel harmony with nature. Like a speck in the landscape of a classic Chinese painting, I am infinitely small, yet essential in nature. Interweaving different strands from different cultures and countries, my art reflects the multicolored pattern of my life.” — Eun-Sook Kim

Eun-Sook Kim graduated from Ewha Worman’s University in Seoul Korea in 1960. In 1963, she came to the University of Tennessee as a graduate student. Soon after, she married and settled down in Oak Ridge, and stayed home until the children left home for college. At that point, she resumed her graduate studies and received an MFA in ceramics in 1990.

Her work has been featured in various juried shows throughout the U.S. and in Japan and Korea. She has held solo and group shows locally, Oak Ridge Art Center, Ewing Gallery (UT), The Art Market Gallery, The Arts & Culture Alliance and American Museum of Science and Energy. She founded and directed both The Corner Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery in Oak Ridge for many years.

Currently, Kim is a member of the National Council for for Educators of Ceramic Art (NCECA), Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), Foothill Craft Guild, and Art Market Gallery.  She has extensive experience leading workshops, lectures, and teaching. Her work has appeared in various magazines published globally.