Earth-toned praying hands painted on silk fabric with rough edges framed in a thin dark brown walnut wood.

Joeun Kim Aatchim, My Intermittent Prayer in Adulthood was only an Embarrassing Plagiarism of My Childhood's. Then Again, I Rely on My Mother’s Secret Speaking in Tongues that No one Knows what it Meant Even Herself (2022). Mineral and earth pigment, colored pencil, casein, wax on silk mounted on refined pine soot ink treated wood. 17 x 11 x 2 in. Photo by Images courtesy of the artist and François Ghebaly, New York. Photos by Dario Lasagni.

In search of transparency in vision and voice, the medium-independent artist Joeun Kim Aatchim draws audiovisual essays. Her recent research focuses on the poetic translation of her stereoblindness and the psychology of pain in womanhood.

Aatchim's projects have been shown internationally, including at SBC Galerie d'art Contemporain in Montréal, Long March Space in Beijing, 80 WSE, The Jewish Museum, The Drawing Center, Harper's, Make Room LA, Jeffrey Deitch, Daniel Faria, and François Ghebaly.

Aatchim is a recipient of various fellowships from Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, The Lighthouse Works, Open Sessions at The Drawing Center, Triangle, and Yaddo.

She earned her BFA in Studio Arts at New York University and her MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University.