Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Kim Bohie 김보희

A painting of a black Labrador Retriever lying on an irregular grey stone patio under a palm tree. The scene is strongly backlit by bright light. An empty black garden chair and a field or beach populated sparsely with vegetation is visible beyond the palm leaves.
A painting showing a scene at dusk. The sun is low in the deep blue sky and illuminates the side of a brown stone wall. In the foreground is a low lying patch of grasses which fringe a short grey staircase or pathway leading up to the wall.
A painting of seascape. The water is elegantly patterned with small ripples in blue hues, transitioning from a darker colour in the foreground to a light turquoise at the horizon. The horizon line cuts through the centre of the image, and a bright gently gradated blue sky occupies the top half of the image.]
A painting of a close-up of a bright flowerhead shining against a black background. The stem protrudes in from the left of the painting, and the various green anthers emerge from this amongst a base of brown leaves.
A painting of the edge of a forest. Tall trees of various luscious green hues reach up towards a bright blue sky. Small sections of sky are visible through the foliage. In the foreground, a red dirt path skirts the edge of the trees and leads the eye off the left-hand side of the canvas.

Kim Bohie 김보희 lives and works in Jeju, Korea. Kim was a professor of Korean Painting at Ewha Womans University from 1993-2017 and was a Museum Director at Ewha Womans University Museum from 2008-2010. She is now an emeritus professor at the same institution. Kim’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Korea and internationally.

Selected solo exhibitions include: the Days, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju; Towards, CAN Foundation, Seoul 2021, and Towards, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul 2020. Selected group exhibitions include: Indexing the Nature: From Near and Far Away, Gallery Baton at No.9 Cork Street, London 2022; Mountains, Rivers, and People: Eight Views and a Nine-Bend Streams of Gyeonggi, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan 2015; Garden, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul 2014; and A Form of Thinking – Rediscovery of Drawing, Museum SAN, Wonju 2014. Her work is held in many public and private collections, including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, and Hyundai Arts Center, Ulsan.