E u n k y o K i m ( U N K Y L A S T R A N G E )
A classically trained and self-developed artist, Eunkyo studied visual design in South Korea. She was trained in pencil detail and colour theory for a year (typical of Southeastern Asian art school curriculum) along with private and group art classes in fundamentals of art since the age of 5. After graduating from design school, she worked as a designer and freelance illustrator. She has spent her artistic career in Canada blending disciplined study with West Coast nuance. Eunkyo discovered her passion for painting a few years ago. Her highly imaginative artwork runs the gamut from the darkly humorous and sometimes creepy - expressing the simple response to the current events in this complex world. She practices mostly in oil resent years exploring her own inner mind through imaginations and dreams.
1998-1999 Marble art institute -drawing and colour theory training
2003 bachelor of Visual Design at Kyungsung Univ. Busan. South Korea
2021- Private Oil Painting Commission -for Kwikwetlem First Nation Redfish healing centre
2014 ~ Present Freelance Illustrator / Painter -Private commissions in various mediums
2017 - Illustrator/ Designer - Chameleon kids blendy pen art team
Illustrations in kickstarter packages and education book illustrations and design.
2014-Present - Founder of 'The East Wind' Digital Paper Crafting Supplies. licensing.
Creating products, Building an audience on Social Media, Promoting, Deliver products.
Self-publishing colouring book series.
2007 Designer - CNdreams local newspaper, Calgary
2003 Designer - Kyung Sung University Multimedia department website team Illustrations, 2D graphics
Exhibitions, Events and Participations
2020- Outdoor Artshow - Art downtown hosted by Vancouver Art Association
2020- Art Contest- SAGA Online Competitive Clay off
2020- Art Contest- SAGA Online Competitive Mixed media paint off
2020- Artist Talk - Surrey Art Gallery Association
2020- Media- Surrey Now-leader
2020- SOLO exhibition 'The Inner World' -Digital Solo Exhibition presented by Pomoarts
2020- Group Exhibition - Boobies and Wieners 7
2019- Art Contest Art Masters First Place on live painting contest 'Day of the day'
2019- Art Contest Surrey Art Gallery Association Sketch Off
2019- New West Culture Crawl -100 Braid st studios.
2019- Media-Featured Artist Tri-City News 'Artist Focus'
2019- Group Exhibition Art 4 Life -Port Moody Art Centre
2019- Art Fair Art Vancouver
2019- Group Exhibition Sticky show
2019- Group Exhibition Boobies and Wieners XI
2018- Art Vendor PACIFIC ARTS MARKET
2017- Media-Featured artist for chameleon pens
2017- Art Vendor at Connect Music festival
2016- Stage art at festival du Bois fest
2016- Self publish 'Unky's colouring therapy vol1. 'Hair Heaven'
2017- Self publish 'Unky's colouring therapy vol.2 'Punk Heaven'
2016- Group Exhibition - VALT-Vancouver Alternative Art and Fashion Week.
2016- Group Exhibition -Slice of Life Studio and Gallery - 2nd print show 'Scared Of Love'
2015- Demo and coaching for youth live painting event at Kitsilano community center
2015- 2016 -Art vendor-East Side Culture Crawl
2011- 2016 -Moksha Yoga Burnaby art embassador - window and chalkboard paintings for promotions and event
Local Shops where you can find my merchandise
-Muckabout gift & gallery, North Burnaby
-Little gypsy fine jewellery , Port Moody