Kim, Chaewon (Dorothy) 

is a South Korean and Toronto based visual expressionist. 

Chaewon’s work comes from an interest in theories of subjectless subjectivity, selflessness, and emptiness in philosophy. It is instinctively painted that drive both decision and embraces accident by layering paint to meet unconditioned form, Chaewon calls it Pure “I”. It begins with a realistically sketched portrait based on a photograph, then she covers or wipes the initial subject and re-paint the new layers. The process of applying dots between the layers is meditation in tranquil, Chaewon tries to concentrate on inner mind rather than outside of the matrix system.



BFA – Drawingand Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. June 2017


2017 - AnnualGraduate Exhibition, Project 17, OCAD University, Toronto

         - Festival of The Body, OCAD University, Toronto 

         - ALL TOGETHER HERE, Scotia Plaza, 40 King St West, Toronto  [ Solo ]

         - VUCO Artspace, Toronto

2018 - 11th Contemporary Art Exhibition "Tranquility", Museum of NorthernHistory, Kirkland Lake 

           -Slanted Door Art gallery, Toronto

           -‘Recap’ VUCO Artspace, Toronto

           -‘Magnify’ RAWartsits, Toronto

          - Juried Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Neilson Park Creative Center, Toronto

          - WT!DYP 'All those lines, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2019 - 'Somewhere between 'Selflessness' and 'Self-awareness'', Toronto [ Solo ]

          - 'Tae-A, I come into being', Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto [ Solo ]


2017 - [ 1st place ] Scotiabank Dream Project, Toronto, ON

          - [ 2nd place ]  Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Wallwork competition, Mississauga, ON

2018 - [ 1st place ] 2018 OSA Juried exhibition


Scotiabank,Dream Office Reit unveil workplace diversity installation, OCAD UniversityNews. June 2017


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