sung kimRichmond, CA
Sung Kim (1975-) is an improviser, sculptor, and instrument builder born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Washington, DC.
In 1989, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was at Corcoran that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar.
Kim received his BFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. It was in Chicago where Lim began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. It was also in Chicago where Kim started his collaborations with musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context.
Kim facilitates his musical and sculptural endeavors by owning and operating an architectural woodworking design/build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sung Kim: Meet the Maker
Profile of Sung Kim, Bay Area Instrument Inventor as featured at Maker Fair