Moon Hee Kim
She is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds an MFA from the SMFA at Tufts University and BFA with Academic Honors from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has lived in different parts of the world including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Korea and, Mexican Caribbean. Living in various coastal areas of the world, she has faced many challenges due to beach erosion, seawater pollution, and rising sea water temperature. As an open water scuba diver, she has witnessed a marked decrease in the number of fishes and sea turtles over the last decade. Her current artistic practice involves plastic, wood and metal sculptural objects arranged into an installation informing the viewers the standpoint of the socio-political and cultural movements of the period from 'Great Acceleration' to the present day. Through still-life paintings, objects, and documentary photographs from observing site-specific and site-responsive installations, her works discuss the significant implications of everyday behavior in society leading to climate change. She invites viewers on a journey to experience how environment, society, and culture are linked with the issues of climate change.