Minjung Kim was born in Gwangju, Korea in 1962 and lives and works in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, and New York. Following studies at Hong Ik University in Seoul, she moved to Milan in 1991 where she studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. She is best known for her ink paintings by their transparency as well as her subtle formal compositions on layered paper. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (2019); Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea (2018); Musée des Arts asiatiques, Nice, France (2017); Hermès Foundation, Singapore (2017); OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2015); Palazzo Caboto, Venice, Italy (2015); Oko, New York, USA (2014); Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (2014); and MACRO, Rome, Italy (2012). She was included in the Gwangju Biennale (2004 and 2018). Her work is represented in numerous international public collections including the British Museum, London, United Kingdom; Musée des Arts asiatiques, Nice, France; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA; Asia Society, New York, USA; Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy; and UniCredit Art Collection, Italy.