Image: Schneeballvasen (snowball), 2019, Glazed Ceramic, Gold Luster. Joon Hee Kim.

The Eye of the Beholder
June 1 to September 29, 2019

The Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the ceramic work of artist Joon Hee Kim in the John A. Pollock Family Courtyard.

It is said that the human body is a living vessel. Joon Hee Kim’s work consists of sculptural ceramics that reflect her interpretation of the human form as a vessel. Her work moves the ordinary into symbolic archetype, reconciling tradition from her culture to become a measure of human experience.  She tackles the idea of beauty and joy by juxtaposing classical art and historical heritage with contemporary concerns. She thus creates multiple viewpoints within a global context.

Joon Hee Kim is a Canadian artist originally from Seoul, Korea. She studied Design and Patisserie, then Ceramics at Sheridan College, continuing her practice at Chelsea College of Arts in London U.K., where she received the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship and an MA in Fine Arts.  Her work has been exhibited in Canada, U.S.A, and the U.K.. After receiving a Canada Council for the Arts grant, she was accepted to the Shigaraki Ceramic Residency in Japan. She had her first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Burlington in the summer of 2018. Joon Hee recently completed a residency at the Center for Ceramics, Zentrum für Keramik, in Berlin, Germany this year.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.




A catalogue accompanying this exhibition is available for purchase in the Gallery Shop or Online.

The Gallery is accessible; however exhibitions and events held in the John A. Pollock Family Courtyard are not fully accessible to visitors with particular mobility aids at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact Executive Director Denis Longchamps at (519) 746-1882 ext. 231 or