Minjung Kim was born in Gwangju in the Republic of Korea in 1962.
In 1991 she decided to move to Italy. She always executes her pictorial work on the floor, in keeping with Oriental tradition, because both literally and metaphorically the floor is the basic support for all painting. In her works, since 1998 on overlaid layers of paper, she burnt sections of them to generate an effect of three-dimensionality, to provide the viewer with a chronological dimension, and to indicate layers of time symbolised by the layers of paper. This is the key to the great charm of Kim Minjung’s work: a devotion to art that transcends itself in a profound contact with life, expression of a innate beauty and ungraspable amazement at incompleteness, at feeling oneself perennially among things.
Minjung currently lives and works in South of France and United States.
She exhibited in important museums (Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio,Torino; Museo comunale, Ascona; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen, Henry Moore Institut, Leed; Guanshan Yue art Museum, Shenzhen; Macro – Museo arte contemporanea Roma) and her works are in important private collections.