Nicole Ji Soo



Nicole Ji Soo Kim



Instagram. @ni___jisu

Through an interdisciplinary practice, I translate my desire to feel at home between two distant places. Sometimes through exaggerated performances of day to day activities, sometimes through interventions in familiar spaces; I explore the state of emptiness in hopes to provoke something deeper in my mundane, perhaps ordinary life.


BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design University, 2016 - ongoing

Painting and Drawing, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, 2014 - 2015


Group Exhibitions.

Gradex Fundraiser, Fitting into a Box (2019), Feburary 2020, OCAD University Great Hall, Toronto, ON.

Look Inside, Fitting into a Box Illustrations (2019), October 2019, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

Ada Slaight Studios Celebration, Passing (2018), September 2019, OCAD University Room 490, Toronto, ON.

Painting in the Expanded Field, Silence becomes tender (2019), March 2019, OCAD University 4th Floor Red Staircase, Toronto, ON.

I Blink my Eyes to Keep the Time, Conditioning (2018), Feburary 2019, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Expedition Elsewhere, April 2018, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON. Multimedia Installation/ Collaboration with Sonia Beckwith-Cole

Open House, October 2016, OCAD University, Toronto, ON. Painting


A Desire to be Understood as a Floating Desire (2020), Painting and Drawing Gradex Catalogue, April 2020, Toronto, ON

Special Issue: Time, Conditioning (2018), The Six Hundred Winter Issue V.2, January 2019, Toronto, ON.

Professional Experience.

Special Events Bartender, OCAD University Faculty of Art Department, Toronto, ON 2019 - ongoing

AV Student Assistant / IT Help Desk, OCAD University, Toronto, ON. 2018 - ongoing

International Affairs Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2014