Heejoo Kim

Works and lives in Seoul


2018     Doctoral course in Metalcraft and jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul Korea

2011     M.F.A. Kookmin University, Seoul Korea

2008     Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany – Exchange Semester

2007     B.F.A. Kookmin University, Seoul Korea



Solo Exhibitions

2020    UniverShell, Choice Art Company (Seoul Korea)

2011     Fifth Season, Space Duru (Seoul Korea)


Solo Shows in Art Fairs

2015     Small Treasures and Colored Seeds, Inhorgenta Munich Messe (Germany)

2013     Small Treasures, New Ring by Heejoo Kim, Craft Trend Fair, Coex Hall A (Seoul)

2013     New Ring, The Jangshingoo, International Jewelry Art Fair, HOMA (Seoul, Korea)

2013     Fifth Season the 3rd Story, Inhorgenta Invitational Show, Munich Messe (Germany)

2012     Fifth Season, Inhorgenta Invitational Show, Munich Messe (Germany)



2014      Finalist, AJF Artist Award (Art Jewelry Forum, USA)

2013      Korea Arts and Crafts Awards (Korea Crafts Culture Association)

2012      INHORGENTA AWARD (Munich, Germany)

2011      MARZEE GRADUATE PRIZE 2011 (Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen Netherlands)

2011      The Winner of the Prize, PREZIOSA YOUNG 2011 (Le Arti Orafe Jewellery
School & Academy, Firenze Italy)

2010      Nominated Best 10, New Traditional Jewellery- TRUE COLORS(EMB&B, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2007      Selected, The 5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale (Cheongju Korea)

2005      Selected, The 5th Itami International Craft Exhibition (Itami Japan)

2004      Selected, The 4th Itami International Craft Exhibition (Itami Japan)

2004      Selected, The 2nd Korea Precious Metal Jewelry Design Contest – Rhino 3D Part(Seoul National University Of Technology, Korea)

2003      Special Prize, Korea Contemporary Jewelry Competition (Korean Craft Promotion Foundation, Seoul Korea)

2003      Special Prize, The 8th Samshin International Diamond Jewelry Design Awards     (Samshin Diamond CO. LTD, Seoul Korea)



2017    Experimental Gastronomy, Steinbeisser (Amsterdam Netherlands)

2012    Jewellery made with building wastes from Kimusa (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul)



2019   Enameling on Texture – Conference Alchemy 5, The Enamelist Society, University of Oregon (Eugene, USA)

2018   Enameling, Major in Jewelry design, Soongeui Woman’s College (Seoul)

2017   Coloring on Metal, Major in Jewelry design, Soongeui Woman’s College (Seoul)

2016   Fifth Season- Creation and Extinction, Department of Jewelry and Design, Wonkwang University (Iksan, Korea)


Directed Shows

2017    It’s a Pleasure to Meet You! 東和- East Asia Young Jewellers, Gallery Baum (Heyri, Korea)

2015    Hang, Schmuck 2015 Event, Elisabethstr. 16 (Munich Germany)

2008    Alchemists: Self Protection-Violence and Defense, Gwanhoon Gallery (Seoul Korea) 

Academic Journal

2018    Grotesque Aesthetics Represented in Jewellery, Journal of Basic Design & Art, Vol.19 No.2 [2018] (Korea)

Group Exhibitions


100 Brooches – Korean Contemporary Jewelry Chronicle, Sueno 339 (Seoul Korea)

차, 감각을 깨우는 물, Gallery Royal (Seoul Korea)


HAN Made, NYC Jewelry Week (NYC USA)

Sarangbang, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Montreal Canada)

The Color Exhibition, Platina (Stockholm Sweden)

A Contemporary Jewellery Odyssey, Itami Craft Museum (Itami Japan)

21 gram, Galerie Handwerk (Munich Germany)


“21 gram”-Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial 2018, Crafts Museum of China Academy of Art (Hangzhou China)

Art Jewelry Exhibition, Yun Gee Park Gallery (Tucson USA)

Artmining Seoul, DDP (Seoul Korea)

A Contemporary Jewellery Odyssey #3, gallery Ooojh (Seoul Korea)

炙- International Contemporary Enamel Exhibition, National Taiwan Craft Research and     Development Institute (Taipei Taiwan)

A Contemporary Jewellery Odyssey, Munich Jewellery Week, French Institute (Munich Germany)

My Munich, Galerie Biró, Handwerk Messe (Munich Germany)

Schmuck 2018, Special Jewellery Exhibition in Handwerk Messe (Munich Germany)


Pérégrinations Autour Du Bijoux Contemporain-Parcours Bijoux 2017, Bettina Galerie (Paris France)

Junk × User’s Guide, Special Exhibition hall, National Folk Museum of Korea (Seoul Korea)

It’s a Pleasure to Meet You! 東和- East Asia Young Jewellers, Gallery Baum (Heyri Korea)


Leder/Leather, Galerie Handwerk (Munich Germany)

From Jeju Sea- Beachcombing Jewellery, Jaejudijoa

–     반짝반짝 지구상회 (Jeju)

–     KCDF Gallery (Seoul)

Korea Now in Munich_ Contemporary Korean Crafts & Design Exhibition, Bavarian National Museum (Munich Germany)

Two Person Show: Counterpoint, Galeria Reverso (Lisbon Portugal)

Live International Jewelry Exhibition Tour, Nichee.h Jewellery (Taipei Taiwan)


Festlich, Galerie Biró (Munich Germany)

生活/ Live-International Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, CC gallery (Taipei Taiwan)

Enjoia’t, Joya 2015 (Barcelona Spain)

Look Aside, Itami Craft Museum (Itami, Japan)

Art Jewelry Sculpture Show, Moa Gallery (Heyri, Korea)

Sofa Chicago, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Navy Pier, USA)

Korea Now! Craft, Design Fashion and Graphic Design in Korea, Les Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France)

Platina Exhibits at Galeria Thomas Cohn (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

AJF Artist Award, SNAG’s 44th Annual Conference (Boston, USA)

GBJ Project 3, Galerie Biro Junior to guest with Galerie Jordanow (Munich Germany)

AJF Artist Award Finalist Show, Platina at Handwerkmesse (Munich Germany)

New Spring Exhibition of Jewellery, Expo Arte Smykkedesign (Oslo Norway)

Hang, Schmuck 2015 Event, Elisabethstr. 16 (Munich Germany)

GBJ project #3, Glaerie Jordanow (Munich Germany)


Émaux at this momentInternational Exhibition of Contemporary Enamel Jewelry and Objects Curated by Jamie Bennett, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Motreal, Canada)

Exposition Bijoux Contemporains, Galerie Diane et Eric Lhoste (Biarritz France)

Transformed 2014, Vogoze Art &Craft (Seoul)

Craft Festival ‘溫·技’, Chiwoo Craft Museum, Culture Seoul Station 284 (Seoul)

Blossom, La Basilica Galeria (Barcelona Spain)


SCHMUCK WANDER, Bratislava Design Week 2013 (Bratislava Slovakia)

Wear/Aware – Asian Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Mano Contemporary Jewellery (Taipei Taiwan)

Ornament and Illusion – Spectrum of Contemporary Jewelry, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea)

Only One, Mok Space (London UK)

Studio Jewelry, DAF 2013, Seoul Art Center (Korea)

Schmuck Malen, Schmuck 2013 (Munich, Germany)

Art Palm Beach 2013_ Charon Kransen Arts, Palm Beach Country Convention Center (West Palm Beach FL, USA)


ART BASEL MIAMI 2012, Red Dot Fair_ Charon Kransen Arts, Wynwood Art District (Miami, USA)

Memo_rist, Insa Art Center (Seoul)

50 Brooches, Space Duru (Seoul)

Two Person Show – Roots of Silence, Hammer Gallery (Hong Kong, China)

Private Label, Gallery Ahwon (Seoul)

Usage and Communication, Blackstoneresort Gallery (Ichoen, Korea)

Green Summer, Delpino Gallery (Sokcho, Korea)

Wearable Fantasy, Gallery Baum (Heyri, Korea)

The Earth, The Bridge Gallery (Seoul)

SOFA NEW YORK_ Charon Kransen Arts, Armory (NewYork, USA)

Small Luxury, Shinsegae Artrium (Seoul)


SIERAAD ART FAIR, Westergasfabriek (Amsterdam Netherlands)


–  Museo della Specola (Firenze Italy)

–  Inhorgenta 2012 (Munich Germany)

–  Goldshmiedehaus (Hanau Germany)

–  Legnica Silver Festival (Legnica Poland)

SOFA WEST : Santa Fe 2011_ Charon Kransen Arts, Santa Fe Convention Hall(Santa Fe USA)

Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2011, Galerie Marzee(Nijmegen Netherlands)

Craft Dream 2011_ Body and Ornament, CHIWOO CRAFT MUSEUM (Seoul Korea)


TRUE COLORS _New Traditional Jewellery

-Villa Bengel in Idar Oberstein (Germany)

-SIERAAD ARTFAIR (Amsterdam Netherlands)

-Museum of Modern Art Arnhem(Netherlands)

Contemporary Ornament +10, Korean Craft & Design Foundation (Seoul Korea)

Inhorgenta 2009, Munich Messe (Munich Germany)

Werkschau, Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)


GSG12 (Pforzheim Germany)

Alchemists: Self Protection-Violence and Defense, Gwanhoon Gallery (Seoul Korea)

The Ring Show – Putting Band Back Together, Georgia Museum of Art (Georgia USA)


Graduate Metal XI – Emerging Ideas in Jewellery & Objects, Light Square      Gallery(Adelaide Australia)

Exploring Boundaries – Evolutionary Metal, Bavier Gallery (New York USA)

Alchemists: May I have your order?, Restaurant 張 (Seoul Korea)


Graduate Exhibition_ Dept. Metalwork & Jewelry College of Design, Kookmin University, NOAM Gallery (Seoul Korea)



2017      Designing and Making Rings and Bangles, EM Jewellery (UK)

2016      Makers, Chohyoung Metal Craft Council (Korea)

2014      Contemporary Jewelry Design- Thoughts on inspiration and expression, CYP International Ltd. (UK)

2013      Ornament and Illusion_ Spectrum of Contemporary Jewelry, MMCA (Korea)

2004     1000 Rings, Lark books (USA) 



Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris (France)

FiorGen Foundation Pharmacogenomics (Italy)

Korea National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea)

Deed Rose Art Jewelry Collection (USA)

Rotasa Collection (USA)