Yoonchung "YC" Kim

Yoonchung "YC" Kim

Fine Arts


Office: C225B
Office Phone: (619) 388-3600
Office Hours: MW 5-6, TTH 5:30-6:30


Ceramics I, II, III and Handbuilding Ceramics I, II-Fall semesters
Contemporary Crafts I, II-Fall semesters
3D Design- Spring semesters

Professional Background

Professor at San Diego City College (1990-present) MA -1969, University of California, Berkeley MFA -1968,Seoul National University BFA -1966, Seoul National University Past Instructor for the following University and colleges: Grossmont College(08/85--06/90) San Diego State University(09/84--12/86) Mira Costa College (02/83--06/90) San Diego Mesa College (09/81--06/86) Roane State College, Harriman, TN(09/75--06/80)


Born and educated in Korea with BFA and MFA from Seoul National University, I came to the US in 1967 to further my education in Ceramic Sculpture at University of California, Berkeley with an UC Regent Fellowship. After receiving my second MA at UCB, I have been teaching and practicing arts in US last 35 years. Currently, I am a professor of fine arts at San Diego City College and a practicing artist with a studio in Escondido, CA. I also have been developing several image transfer techniques of my own for ceramic and glass surfaces last 5 years.

My works have been showcased over 150 solo and group exhibitions in US, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan including Smithsonian Museum. My works are permanent collections of many museums including Seoul Metropolitan Museum in Korea. I have been lecturing at NCECA and other Universities, giving workshops in US and Korea. I curated many exhibitions and also wrote articles on professional ceramic journals and magazines. My works were reviewed in many professioanl magazines and newspapers.


Solo Exhibitions 2006: Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, CA Tong-In Auction Gallery Seoul, Korea 2005: CJ Gallery Two-person show, San Diego, CA 2001: Galeriasia, Hong Kong 1999: Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea 1997: Grossmont College Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA 1992: Mira Costa College Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA 1969: University of California, Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA 6 other solo exhibitions in US Permanent Collection Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea Hoam Art Museum, Seoul, Korea Seoul National University Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN Selected Group Exhibitions and awards Materials Matters, Selected Works by Allied Craftsmen, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA, 2010 Homecoming of the Diaspora, Museum of Korea Emigration History Incheon, Korea, 2009 Beyond the Border, International Contemporary Art Fair, Del Mar, CA, 2009 Traces and Trajectories, Honolulu Academy of Art Center at Linekona, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2009 Kyunggi Centennial Art Exhibition, Sung-Gok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea,2008 Voices from Pacific Rim: Platt gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, 2007 San Diego Design :New Works from Allied Craftsmen , Oceanside Museum, CA, 2006 Dreams & Reality International Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, 2003 21st century Ceramic s Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH , 2003 58th Scripps College Ceramic Annual at Scripps College, Claremont. CA. 2002 Taking Measure NCECA Invitational at World Ceramics Exposition 2001, Korea Contemporary Korean Textiles and Ceramics Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1999 Current Clay and Fiber Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, 1998 Seoul Ceramic Art Biennial Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. 1997 15 Korean Clay, Metal and Fiber Art: Northern Arizona Univ. Korean Cultural Center, LA, 1997 Wichita National 95 Wichita center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas. 1995 Ceramics Now 1990 Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA. Juried. 1990 All California Biennial Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.1986 California Crafts XIII Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. 1983 Purchase Award at Tennessee Bicentennial Exhibition Tenn. State Museum, Nashville, TN 1976 Invited to Ceramic 70 Plus Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY 1970 Young American 69 & Selected Touring Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY 1969 California Crafts VI Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. Juried.196925th Syracuse Ceramic Annual Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY. Juried.1969 Merit Award at Korean National Fine Arts Exhibition & 3rd Design Exhibition, Seoul, Korea 1968 Prime Minister's Award at 2nd Korean Design Exhibition, Seoul, Korea Invited lectures and workshops • Workshop: Image transfer on ceramics and glass surfaces, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA (April. 09) • Lecture: Traditional & Contemporary Korean Ceramics, Univ. of Hawaii, Minoa,(Jan. 09) • Lecture : Korean Ceramics/ Tradition and beyond” at the 35th National Conference for Education on Ceramic Arts, Charlotte, NC (March 2001) • Lecture: Traditional & Contemporary Korean Ceramics, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena(Jan. 99) • Slide lecture : Large scale sculptures in Korea, Northern Arizona University ( Feb. 97) • Slide Lecture: YC Kim’s Current Works at the Dept. of Studio Arts, UC Irvine (Nov. 96, 93) • Symposium and Workshop: Clay and Fire: Large scale Ceramic sculpture building for the exhibition at the Winter Universidad Game ‘97 in Muju, Korea (Aug. 96) • Lecture: American Ceramics at Art and Design Academy of St. Petersburg, Russia (June 94) • Lecture: Korean Ceramics, past and present at the San Diego Museum of Arts (Apr. 93) • Panel Moderator : Tradition versus Diversity in Korean Ceramics" at the 27th National Conference for Education on Ceramic Arts, San Diego


Married with 3 children