Award-winning, Rochester-based figure sculptor, Olivia Kim, will give a presentation entitled “Figure Sculpture” at the October 23 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
A strong interest in the arts and cultures of the ancient to recent past led her to visit North, Central and South Americas, Southeast Asia and Europe to see art first-hand. She graduated cum laude with Divisional Honors in Ceramic Sculpture from the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York in 2001. In 2004, she completed four years of post-graduate studies, receiving her Certificate in Realist Drawing, Painting and Sculpture of the Human Figure at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. From 2005-2010, she learned techniques in bronze casting in Carrara and Pietrasanta, Italy, and produced public and private commissions in sculpture and mural painting. In 2007, she began biomechanical and biokinetic studies to give insight to her understanding of human body movement. In 2010, she moved back to Rochester, NY, continuing to make sculptures in cast glass, bronze and terracotta. Her recent projects concentrate on a range of body types, including dancers from Futurpointe Dance and the Bessie Award and Tony Award-winning Garth Fagan Dance Company.
Olivia’s artwork is displayed publicly and privately in Europe, Australia and America. You can find her work at Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Gormley’s Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Along with her commission work, Olivia teaches classes and workshops in drawing, anatomy and sculpture.