Associate Professor
Faculty of Design
416-977-6000, Ext. 267

Area(s) of Expertise

Surface Design, Silk Screen Printing, Dyeing


Chung-Im Kim is an artist, designer and educator living near Cookstown. Born and educated in Korea, Kim taught Textiles at both Seoul Women's University and Induk Institute. She also worked as a freelance designer in Korea producing surface pattern designs for fabric as well as a series of children's magazine illustrations before she immigrated to Canada in 1990. Following her arrival Kim became a resident in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre from 1998 till 2001, and has since maintained an active studio practice: executing numerous private commissions for Catholic churches in the United States and custom carpet designs (ongoing).


1984: MFA, Seoul Women's University, Korea

1978: BFA, Seoul Women's University, Korea

Professional Experience

2005-2011            Free-lance Designer, Y & Co

1997-2004            Free-lance Designer, Perfection Rug, Barbra Allin Bridal Inc.

1997-2000            Free-lance Designer, Vinuchi Canada

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO: 2007: New Work, *new gallery, Toronto        2005: "The IYAGI Series", The Justina Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto    2004: "IYAGI", *new gallery, Toronto

GROUP: 2011: "Continere", 7th International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium, "Wrapping Traditions/Korean Textiles Now" Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San francisco, USA,  2010: "Pojagi and Beyond", European Patchwork Meeting, Marie-aux Mine, Alsace, France,  2010: National Exhibition, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver 2009: "...between..." Three person show, *new gallery, Toronto 2009: "Unity & Diversity" Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea 2008: Group show organized by Pentimento gallery, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto 2008: World Wash Summit, *new gallery, Toronto   2007: "OBJECToronto", Gladstone Hotel, Toronto 2007: "Stitch", The Guild Shop, Toronto 2006: "Blue", *new gallery,  Toronto 2005: "Tell", Uncommon Objects, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto 2004: " Small Works", Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa 2003: "Craft in the Making", Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto 2002: "Weaving New Rhythms", Appleby College, Oakville 2001: "Mental Equipment", York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Awards \ Grants

2011: Third Prize, 3rd International Contemporary Textiles Competition, Tournai, Belgium,   2009: Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts 2005: Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council       2002: Craft-Creation/Production Grants, Canada Council for the Arts          2000: Craft-Creation/Production Grants, Canada Council for the Arts         2000: Diana Crawford Award for Excellence, Ontario Crafts Council        2000: Artist in Education Grant, Ontario Arts Council 2000, 1999: Best Use of Colour Award, Visual Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville


2000-2004: Silk Yardage.Hangings for U.S. Catholic churches, St. John the Evangelist, MI, St. Peter the Apostle, IL, Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, IL, St. Mary of the Lake, MI

2000: Textile works for feature film industry, 3 Canadian Brothers Production

2000: Textile gift for Prime Minister of China, commisioned by Bank of Montreal


Selected Publications

2011: HandEye and Spingle magazine, review of “Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now”, USA ,   2010: Patchwork magazine, review of “Pojagi & Beyond”, France,    2009: Cover image, Studio magazine, Ontario Craft Council,    2005: Hart House, Univercity of Toronto, "Telling ancestral tales through fibre art", by Julie Mollins 2004: Preston, "Art & Soul", by Caitlin Crockard, p19       2004: New View 1, "IYAGI", by Lily Yung      2002: Exploring Contemporary Craft / History, Theory & Critical Writing, Harbourfront Centre, cover image      2000: Looking Forward / New Views of the Craft Objects, image, p47           1999: Canadian Interiors Nov/Dec, gallery news, p9

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Member: Ontario Crafts Council, Textile Museum of Canada, Gardiner Museum of Ceramics