Marin Arts & Culture May 2017 - Page 9

Sung Kim | San Rafael Sung Kim is an improviser, sculptor, and instrument builder born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Washington, DC. In 1989, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was at Corcoran that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar. Kim received his BFA in sculpture from the school of the art institute of Chicago in 1999.It was in Chicago where Kim began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. It was also in Chicago where Kim started his collaborations with other musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context. Kim facilitates his musical and sculptural endeavors by owning and operating an architectural woodworking design/build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER OF MARIN MARIN ARTS & CULTURE 9