E u n k y o K i m ( U N K Y )
A self-developed and classically trained artist, Unky studied visual design back in South Korea. She has spent her artistic career in Canada blending that disciplined study with a funky west-coast nuance.
As is typical of Southeastern Asian art schools’ entrance exams at the time, she was trained in pencil detail and colour theory for a year. After graduating from design school, she has worked as a designer and in freelance illustration.
She found her passion for painting a few years ago. Currently, she actively paints in oil, acrylic, and digital. Her artwork runs the gamut from the darkly humorous and sometimes creepy
1998-1999 Marble art institute -drawing and colour theory training
2003 bachelor of Visual Design at Kyungsung Univ. Busan. South Korea
2014 ~ Present Freelance Illustrator / Painter
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 audience on Social Media, Promoting, Deliver products.
2007 Designer - CNdreams local newspaper, Calgary
2003 Designer - Kyung Sung University Multimedia department website team Illustrations, 2D graphics
Exhibitions, Events and Participations
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
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