Mie Kim is a multidisciplinary artist and designer primarily creating ceramic sculpture and limited design objects. With her attempts to stay connected to the origin of things, her body of work reflects a spontaneous dialogue with her natural surroundings. She collects and integrates indigenous organic materials—tree ash, and wild clay harvested from the riverbeds of local mountain ranges—into a selection of her pieces. Her work is an exploration of balance in aesthetic contradiction: emptiness and rough edges, asymmetry and functionality, expansion and rootedness. Her practice melds a sense of ancient form and ritual with the graceful imperfection of presence and spontaneity.
Her work can be found in the UK, US, S. Korea, Japan and Canada. Originally from Seoul, she currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.