Portrait by Peter Pete Peterson

Portrait by Peter Pete Peterson

biography

Tom Kim is a Washington, DC born and based Korean American artist. Tom earned his bachelor's degree in studio art with a focus in oil painting from Dartmouth College.  His professional career began in commercial art and animation in New York City working on several projects including for Comedy Central’s TV Funhouse.  Since returning to DC, his work has evolved from an amalgamation of his illustration and painting experiences.

Tom’s current Milk Relics series plays with an overarching somber narrative that is unified by a predominantly black, white, and red accented palette. The individual pieces in the series address different social issues that are of particular concern to the artist — climate change, racial identity, and gender relationships in art are some of the major recurring themes.