Kiseok Kim was born and raised in Korea. He received his B.F.A. in painting from Dong-A University in Busan, Korea in 1999 and M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2008. He moved to New York City in 2006, currently lives and works in New York. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in and around New York City. His recent work is the portrait related to contemporary people in the media and he entitled this series “Plastic” connected with the idea of plasticity. The plastic series is featured in public and private collections throughout the United States and Korea.