January 13 – March 26, 2023
Jane Kim: Migrations presents the work of San Francisco based muralist, fine artist, and scientific illustrator Jane Kim. Motivated by a genuine love for the natural world and a desire to protect it, Kim studies the impacts of species upon their environments to further examine the interconnected relationship between humans and nature. Her multimedia artworks, rendered with rigorous scientific accuracy and detail, are balanced depictions of nature’s approachability and enduring mystique.
Art is a powerful tool for communication. It has the ability to touch an individual from all angles whether it is intellectual, visceral, or both. Nature does the same thing.
My goal as an artist is to communicate information about the natural world through visual art.
Our planet is home to incredible and wondrous life. I feel most excited, both visually and intellectually in nature. Combining that with my passion for art leaves me with unrefined excitement and sharing even a fraction of that with the rest of the world is the best gift that I know how to give.
– Jane Kim
About the Artist
Jane Kim is a visual artist working in many disciplines including painting, murals, sculpture, and scientific illustration. With a BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a graduate certificate in science illustration from California State University Monterey Bay, her work embodies the way these distinct disciplines spread knowledge and curiosity. Jane Kim has created large-scale public art across the country, including the Wall of Birds at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and produced works for the National Aquarium, the de Young Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and more. She is the creator of the Migrating Mural campaign, a series of public installations that highlight wildlife along migration corridors it shares with people.
Image: Jane Kim, Monarch Life Cycle, 2018, digital. Courtesy of Ink Dwell.