Esther Doyeon Kim

Artist member since 2020
North York, ON

Esther Kim is a South Korean Canadian raised in Vancouver, currently a Toronto based artist. She majored in a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing and Painting at OCAD University.

Kim’s work focuses on modifying existing and shared ideas in the past, endlessly build up an idea from exchanging her diverse perspective, personal value, and life experience combining digital and traditional medium. Working primarily in acrylic painting, she digitally draws, mixes, and selects pre-existing elements into new combinations and transfers the images onto canvas by playing around with colours, textures, forms, and lines into a vivid image form. Kim’s simple form, vibrant and bright palette expresses her unconscious desire to seek meanings of happiness and hope in life.


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Favourite artist(s) right now

Jonas wood, Heather day, Jean-Michel Basquiat, kathryn macnaughton

Coffees per day and from where

A hand drip ice americano at Demello

Describe your home in 3 words

cozy, bright, family

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All kinds of art can affect our mood in a positive way, making us feel happier, calmer, or even inspired to do something.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Online Exhibition
Visionary Project, The Era of Change

Select Past Exhibitions

Virtual Exhibition
Visionary Project, The Era of Change


OCADU, Toronto
Narratives Through Digital Space


Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto
DRAWING & PAINTING Class of 2020 GRADEX105 Show


The Great Hall-OCADU, Toronto
Festival of the Body


OCADU, Toronto
Pop Down


The Great Hall-OCADU, Toronto
Celebration of First-Year Exhibition


Luxembourg Art Prize
2020 Certificate of participation


Akin Studio Career Launcher and Partial Gallery,Toronto


OCAD University
BFA in Drawing and Painting

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