ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Jieun June Kim is a Toronto based, Korean born painter and muralist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis receiving her MFA in 2012. She has exhibited her paintings around the world since 2010 at notable galleries and events, exploring the idea of “home” as an immigrant and creating safe space.
She is a recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant from the Toronto Arts Council (2018) and is one of the artists in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (2019).
Jieun completed the Mural Art Career Development program offered by Mural Routes in 2017 and has since worked with various arts organizations, city of Toronto as well as corporate partners such as Samsung, Up Canada and Collective Arts Brewery.
She is co-founder of KJ Bit Collective who creates murals and street art events, and a member of the Mural Routes advisory committee team.