Soojin J. Kim is a multidisciplinary artist who works and lives in Korea and the U.S. Her interest in food as a subject started from the memory of her father and has begun to transcend into the investigation on social and cultural meaning embedded. American sweets during Korean War in the 1950s are her most researched subject. For her, it is the indication of loss of her father and signal of the disappearance of traditional values of Korea due to the spreading of pop culture influenced by the United States.
She came to Boston in 2000 to study Electrical Engineering. After receiving her master degree she changed her focus and began studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She won the Boit Award for her independent studio practice, the Dana Pond Award in painting, and a highly-competitive Traveling Scholars Award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is also a recipient of the Tufts University Montague Travel Grant and Graduate Research Awards. She was selected as the Bupyeong Young Artist and the SHIFTS artist of Park Young Korea Foundation, and most recently as a residency artist for MASS Moca Artist Residency and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in 2018. Her work is currently represented by Gallery BOM, Boston, and the Tao Water Gallery, W.Barnstable, MA.