Medium:Piano, Steel, Cloth, Plaster
Date:1992 – 1993
Height: 95 in
Width: 14.5 in
Depth: 11 in
Tall White rectangular sculpture with horizontal strip pattern. Part of Piano attached lengthwise to side. Has white base.
Jin Soo Kim, born in South Korea, came to the United States at the age of 24 to study art. She studied at Western Illinois University, Macomb, while supporting herself as a nurse. She went on to receive her M.F.A. from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1983, after which she became a professor there. Kim prefers to work in installation art, most of which is largely autobiographical. The autobiographical nature of her work is said to be a result of her dual cultural identity, comprised of both her "sensitivities to the disparities between the impoverished South Korea of her youth, and the culture of abundance in America".