Joeun Kim Aatchim (b. 1989) is a Korean-born artist practicing in New York. Aatchim’s drawings work with Korean silk to produce finely detailed images that indulge the eye and take pleasure in texture, color, and materiality. They have a luminous quality. The scenes that Aatchim details are mundane such as a fish dinner for two, a pair of withering yellow roses, or a pair of old shoes, but her fine detail and layered composition make these moments in time special, worthy of a second glance.
Aatchim's projects have been shown internationally, including at SBC Galerie d'art Contemporain in Montréal, Long March Space in Beijing, 80 WSE Gallery, The Jewish Museum, and The Drawing Center in New York. She is a recipient of various fellowships, including Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, The Lighthouse Works, and Open Sessions at The Drawing Center. She earned her BFA in Studio Arts at New York University and MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University.