BIO

1993.11.11

Junha Kim was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. In 2012 he graduated with a BAS in Art&Technology from Sogang University in Seoul. He is currently living in L.A. pursuing his MFA in Art&Technology from the California Institute of the Arts.

Junha is skeptical of any concrete ideology and loves to create mysteries and fantasies with experimental digital images. His digital art practice aims to visually confuse the audience and tries to blur any existing boundaries such as human/non-human/machine or reality/fantasy. Even his artistic media try to challenge conventional art genres by confusing viewers whether his work is real or digital, sculpture or image. Junha is aware of and perhaps not entirely convinced by the contemporary art scene. His work aims for popular appeal, sly humor, and philosophical awareness that suggests that it could operate in both mainstream culture and an art context.

His computer graphic works have been selected by many qualified shows such as Japan Media Arts Festival, SIGGRAPH ASIA, and SICAF. Also, he has exhibited his media Installations at Lotte World Tower, theaters, and art galleries.
Education
2022
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)  CA, USA
MFA. Art and Technology, School of Art, 2022 Candidate

2020
Sogang University  Seoul, South Korea
BAS. Art and Technology, School of Integrated Knowledge

Screenings
2021
24th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Animation Division - Jury Selection, 
LENNY MAKES SOME-THING-"TURN ME ON"

Melbourne Short Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Nominated, 
LENNY MAKES SOME-THING-"TURN ME ON"

2020
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival
Electronic Theater, 
LENNY MAKES SOME-THING-"TURN ME ON"

SICAF 2020 (Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival), Seoul, Korea
Official Competition, 
LENNY MAKES SOME-THING-"TURN ME ON"

Florida Animation Festival 2020, Florida, USA
Honorable Mention, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - "TURN ME ON"

New York Animation Film Awards, NY, USA 
Semi-Finalist, 
LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - "TURN ME ON"

Animation Studio Festival, Paris, France 
Semi-Finalist, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - "TURN ME ON"

Music Video Ashville, North Carolina, USA
Semi-Finalist, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - “TURN ME ON”

SHORT to the Point, Romania
Semi-Finalist, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - “TURN ME ON”

Santorini Film Festival 2020, Santorini, Greece
Nominated, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - "TURN ME ON"

London Music Video Festival 2020, London, UK
Official Selection, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - “TURN ME ON”

Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards, Rome, Italy
Official Selection, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - “TURN ME ON”

Orlando Film Festival, Florida, USA
Official Selection, LENNY MAKES SOME-THING - “TURN ME ON”


Exhibitions
2021
Circle 2021 Group Show
CICA, Gimpo, South Korea

Mass 2021 Group Show 
CICA, Gimpo, South Korea

Realism V Surrealism Group Show
Gallery Western, LA, USA

2020
Relay Exhibition Group Show
SPACE KYEOL, Seoul, South Korea

2019
Internationales Digitalkunst Festival 2019  - Audiovisual Works Group Show
Stuttgart, Germany

 
Heart Moving Into the Skull Group Show
Haenghwatang, Seoul, South Korea

2018
Seoul Sky Media Art Exhibition Group Show 
Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

Grants
2021
Grants for Self-reliant of Young Artist
Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Gyeonggi, South Korea

 2020 -2022
Lillian Disney Scholarship
California Institute of the Arts, CA, USA

Skill Set
Graphics
3D - Zbrush, Cinema4D, Substance Painter, 3D Scanning

2D - Photoshop, Illustrator

Video - After Effects, Premiere Pro

Coding
Houdini, Unity(C#), Xpresso, Arduino, Processing