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Namdoo Kim

Namdoo Kim

South Korea

Originally from South Korea, Namdoo Kim is currently a resident artist at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Kim received a BFA in glass and ceramic at Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea, before earning his MFA in glass at RIT in 2013.

Namdoo Kim is a contemporary artist with a focus in Critical-Pop Art. Using a sense of sarcasm and pop-style resources, he reveals political problems of Korea. He deals with critical aspects of contemporary Korean society and its effect on people—particularly the relationship between children and parents. He uses products for children, such as toys and dolls, as vehicles for symbolism in his body of work.

His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world. He also had been selected as an Artist in Residency at Pilchuck Glass School and Corning Museum of Glass. [1]

Kim was previously featured in Art in Craft Media 2015 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. 

To see more examples of Namdoo Kim’s work, visit

[1] Namdoo Kim, “Bio,”  (Accessed 10/03/2017)