" I have poured my entire sadness into every painting. My artwork is such sweet sorrow." 

Dami Kim (Painter DM) is an artist from South Korea based in London UK who exhibits worldwide. Her work is held in UK collections including Landmark PLC and has been featured by the Sunday Times. Life in London has been influential on her work; Neo-expressionism based on a classically trained style. She is also a highly accomplished portrait artist. Commissions accepted.




Sixperspectivesondrawing, Nolias Gallery,6-9March, Islington, London.UK 


Capstick exhibition, Capsticks Law Firm, Oct, Wimbledon, London UK 2012


Hazchem, The Gallery on the Corner, 22– 28 March, Battersea, London.UK 


WCA Interim Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 4th February, Wimbledon, London.UK 


WCA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, 14-22 June, Wimbledon, London.UK 


TMF Group Open Submission, TMF Luton Office, Luton, UK 


Parallax Art Fair 2015, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London 24-26 July, Chelsea, London, UK 


Oxford International Art Fair 2017, 24-26/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.


"KUNTS LIVES MATTER" Group Invitation exhibition 4-31/March MARZIA  FROZEN Gallery,Neumagener Straße 27 Haus 7 - 13088 Berlin, Germany.


Oxford International Art Fair 2018, 23-25/Feb, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK.


The Other Art Fair’s Bristol by Saatchi Art 26-29/July, The Passenger shed station, Bristol, UK.


The Art of Prosperity; Through the broken glass 2-28/Oct, Gallery DU 808 LTD, 21-22 The Arcade Bristol, UK.


The Other Art Fair’s Kings Cross London by Saatchi Art June 4-7/2019, London, UK.


The XIIth Florence Biennale 2019 18-27/Oct/2019,  Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / 

Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery 28 October 2020 – 16 Jan 2021Basingstoke, UK.


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / Mall Galleries 16 – 21 February 2021, London UK.

​(It has been cancelled due to National lockdown: Covid)




Landmark PLC, London, England


33rd year The Sunday times watercolour competition 2020, England



-Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. MA in Contemporary Art, The University of Manchester.

-Wimbledon College of Art, BA(Hons) Painting, University of the Art London, London England.

-Camberwell College of Art, BA(Hons) Drawing, London England. 

-Chelsea College of Art and Design,    Art Foundation Course, London, England.



Born in Seoul

Lives and works in England and South Korea.


I understand art as a tool to encounter the world. I understand art as a tool to confront reality. And I understand art as a tool to live within the time in which I am living. I always ask myself: Does my work have the ability to generate an event? Can I encounter someone with my work? Am I – through my work – trying to touch something? Can something – through my work – be touched? Doing art politically means considering the work that I am doing today – in my milieu, in my history – as a work which aims to reach out of my milieu – beyond my history. I want – in and through my life – to address and confront universal concerns. Therefore I must work with what surrounds me, with what I know and with what affects me. I must not give in to the temptation of the particular – but on the contrary – try to touch universality. The particular – which always excludes – must be resisted. For me this means that I want to do my work, the work that I am doing here and now, as a universal work. That is the Political.

Thomas Hirschhorn