Kenny Kyungmi Kim is a media artist and an interdisciplinary researcher.
Kenny Kyungmi Kim’s interest in Media began while being enrolled as a graduate student at Seoul National University in 1993. Her thesis was “A Phenomenological Analysis on the ‘Temporality as Subjectivity’ in the Video Art of Bill Viola and Gary Hill”.
In 1998 she established Media Art Lab, an information technology & interactive design studio. She received a patent from the Korean government for the program of the “VSRL (Virtual Sound Responsive Landscape) System.” “SoResVi(Sound Responsive Visualizer)” and Speaker Recognition Program became central to her work in interactive art. She also founded “Cyber Visual Music Library” sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication. Kenny’s works from the Media Art Lab was exhibited at the ‘Media City Seoul 2000′ in South Korea. She has taught Digital Art, Computer Graphics, Video Art, and Media Art Theory at the university for 4 years, while exhibiting her works in several galleries and actively participating in the Korean Society of Media Art.
She creates her interactive art based on the theme of relationships, healing, and time. She has been working with the Sound Interactive Visualizer ever since. She had several exhibitions and performances in New York City, and has recently organized a web conference “Crossing talks about Interactivity” connecting Irvine, Seattle, and New York City. She finished a master degree at the New York University, Tisch School of Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2007. Along with Sound Interactive Art, she is also working on interactive installation pieces that incorporate IR LED sensors and are presented in the form of trees.
She is working on publishing a book about interactivity and creating interactive art and she is teaching on classes of Interactive Media, Digital expression, Media Art, New Media and Art as an adjunct professor and an instructor in Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, Korea National University of Arts, and Kookmin University.