Kim grew up in Idaho, savoring the outdoors and natural beauty surrounding him. Following art studies at Boise State University, he sought a classical wood carving apprenticeship in the Bavarian Alps. Under two master wood sculptors Kim learned the disciplines of patient diligence and high craftsmanship, and the techniques handed down through generations in Europe.
Kim’s work in figurative and wildlife sculpture and bas-relief murals can be seen in public locations such as the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center in Castle Rock, Washington and the Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, California.
Kim’s current sculpture in stone and wood continues to explore figurative and wildlife themes, often with an abstract approach to emphasize the inherent gesture and energy of the subject.