About the Artist


Session O1 : Kim Kei

Kim Kei evokes the body without depicting the figure as a form. The body is implied by mimicking the skin's surface and the gesture of the form depicted. The paper captures the cracks and wrinkles, the body's acquired marks though time, injury, repair, and illness revealing what we attempt to keep hidden—bringing these unruly parts of ourselves fully to the surface communicating a body in motion as if to say, “It’s okay to look, we’re still alive and notice how we’re touching.”

Kei (b.1981, Corpus Christi, TX) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has had solo shows at Brandstater Gallery (Riverside, CA) (2016), Alter Space (San Francisco) (2015), and Bustamante Gill, (Los Angeles) (2014).