Jieun June Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean born painter, muralist, and art producer. She graduated with Honours from Duksung Women’s University in Korea, receiving a BFA in Korean Painting and Fashion Design. She continued her studies in Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received an MFA. Kim has exhibited her paintings around the world at notable galleries and events, exploring the idea of “Home” as an immigrant.
Kim is also interested in creating a safe space through street arts. She has created numerous murals with various arts organizations, as well as corporate partners. She is the recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant from the Toronto Arts Council (2018) and is one of the artists in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (2019). She is the co-founder of KJ Bit Collective, which creates murals and street art events, and she is a member of the Mural Routes advisory committee team.