Hyejeong Kim is a Korean artist born in Japan. Kim’s move back to her homeland at the age of 11 informed her identity as a creator. Discovering ceramics at EWHA’s College of Art & Design in Seoul, she continued her training in both Tokyo and the UK, interweaving the ceramic cultures from Northeast Asia and Britain into her own unique work.
2022 Korea Craft Prize Winner
Awarded by the Ministry of Culture, and Korea Craft & Design Foundation
Korea Craft & Design Foundation(KCDF) is a professional organisation that leads the promotion and creation of future values of Korean craft culture, through the means of exhibits, research, and education. Its aim is to encourage the continuous creative activities of craft artists, expand marketing channels in the field, and revitalise consumer culture. The Craft Prize is established to introduce craftsmen in various fields to the public.
Hyejeong Kim is the winner of this year's Craft Prize in the creative category awarded by the Ministry of Culture, and KCDF. Based on her illustrious research and artistic experiments, she has been striving for the development of ceramics as a Contemporary Art form. Her artwork is widely renowned not only by ceramic art experts but also admired by the public for its simplicity in the sophisticated line and the tranquil beauty in the subtle tone of glazes she has developed through many years of study.
Exploring themes of the circulation of the earth, the rediscovery and recovery of an environmentally friendly lifestyle whilst looking ahead towards the future, she has made a significant contribution to the recognition of Korean craft internationally through her various activities and exhibitions, including being selected as a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize 2020.
In 2005 she also won The Evening Standard Homes&Property Award, The Best Domestic Product, Chelsea Crafts Fair, London