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Christine Kim

Christine Kim received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A native of Orange County, California, Kim now resides in Chinatown in New York City. Christine has been deaf since birth and communicates using American Sign Language. Her latest work involves an innovative process she calls ‘seismic calligraphy,’ in which she uses highly amplified sound vibrations to move objects that have been saturated with paint, ink, and pigments to create abstract works on paper. Her experiments with this process, which border on performance, are documented on video. In conjunction with the exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, Christine encouraged teens in the YI Artists group to think about how abstract art can capture the essence and identity of specific places. The teens explored Chinatown and documented the neighborhood by taking photographs, recording ambient sounds, and collecting objects. Christine then instructed the teens in creating their own seismic calligraphy prints using the sounds and objects they had collected. In videography and editing workshops, Christine helped the teens to make short films documenting their experimental processes.