Joanne Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to California when she was ten. She graduated from ArtCenter College of Design with BFA, and continues to create works about her childhood and small illustrations, including some for the New York Times.


2019 Society of Illustrators Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award

2019 American Illustration 38

2019 New American painting 139 Pacific Coast Issue

2019 Creative Quarterly selected

2015-2018 ArtCenter College of Design Scholarship


2019 New American Paintings Pacific Coast Review, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Student Scholarship Exhibit, Society of Illustrators at the Museum of American Illustration, New York

2019 Plus One, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA

2018 My Dream of American Dream, Leimin Space, Los Angeles, CA

2015-2019 ArtCenter College of Design Gallery, Pasadena, CA


Instagram: @joannekimie

Email: jikim979@gmail.com

Cell: (626) 660-5304