David Young Kim
b. 1979

Mills College, MFA, 2014
UC Davis, BA-Studio Art, 2003



Asian Pacific American Heritage Award, San Francisco, CA



Studio Residency, Castilleja, Palo Alto, CA

Group Exhibitions


Greenlining Institute, Resilience II Resistance, Oakland, CA

Berkeley Art Center, With Liberty and Justice For Some, Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, With Liberty and Justice for Some, San Francisco, CA

Kang Contemporary, Asia Week, New York, NY

Vessel Gallery, Excuse Me, Show Me Your ID Please, Oakland, CA

Haddon Hill, Experimental, Oakland, CA

Walter Maciel, With Liberty and Justice for Some, Culver City, CA



SPARC, J’ouvert, Oakland, CA

Long Weekend, Caution May Be Hot, Oakland, CA



UN Plaza, Art Night SF, San Francisco, CA

Paxton Gate, Strike Away, San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Converge, San Francisco, CA

Asian Art Museum, Brother Moon and Sister Sun, San Francisco, CA

Banjul, Interlaced, Seoul, South Korea

Center for Recharge, Interlaced, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea

Bernal Hill, Knock Off Biennale, San Francisco, CA

Sothebys, Green and Grey, San Francisco, CA



San Pablo Gallery, Soft Infrastructure Hard, San Pablo, CA

Paxton Gate, 3636, San Francisco

Marion and Rose, Mills Bills, Oakland

Mills College Art Museum, Mixed Messages, Oakland, CA

The Sub, Proof of Work, San Francisco, CA



Bar Basic, Traumatic, San Francisco, CA



Southern Exposure, Point of No Return, San Francisco, CA

Regeneration, Stories in Process, Oakland, CA

Box Factory, Faces, San Francisco, CA

Halmoni, Don’t Take it Personally, Oakland, CA



Regeneration, We Collaborate!, Oakland, CA

The Layover, Rejuvenation, Oakland, CA

Club One, Paintings and Photos, Oakland, CA



Interlaced, documentary, producer, director (In-progress)

Film Screening


Eighth Street, The New Parkway, Oakland, CA


Teaching Experience

2013 - 2014

Teaching Assistant, Mills College, Oakland, CA (courses taught: Painting 1, Advanced Sculpture, Sculpture 1)

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


“Global Week,” workshop, Global Week, Palo Alto, CA, Castilleja School

“Art in the Context of our Current Reality,” presenter, sponsored by Korean American Student Association, U.C. Santa Cruz, CA

“Journey to Now,” presenter, Mural 1, Oakland, CA, California College of the Arts

“Grace and Justice,” workshop, Creating Options Together Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota



“Never Ending Story,” presenter/workshop, CHIC Conference, Nashville, TN



Hicks, Sally. “Dave Young Kim: Living out a calling as a Muralist.” Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. 23 February, 2016. Web.



Hirai, Tomo, “Three Honored at S.F. APA Heritage Awards”, Nichi Bei Weekly, May 28

Kim, Danny, “Tradtional-Contemporary Cultural Experience Carries the Day”, The Korea Times, September 22

Kim, Danny, “Mural Contains the Soul of Korea”, The Korea Times, May 5

The Korea Times Staff, “Opening Ceremony of Asia Pacific Heritage Month”, The Korea Times, May 5

Soo Rak Son, “Muralist Dave Young Kim honored by Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation”, The Korea Times, May 7

Yoo, Reera. “Artist Dave Young Kim Wins 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Award.” KoreAm. 14 May, 2015. Web.

Dosono, Bryan. “Art in Action.” Lambda Phi Epsilon. 6 May, 2015. Web. 

Kim, Danny, "I Like to Illustrate the Spirit of Korean Heritage on Walls", Korea Times, May 5

Vigna, Paul, The Age of Cryptocurrency, St. Martin’s Press 2015, p. 93



Kim, James S. “Korean American Artists Ekplore Their Native Culture in ‘Interlaced’.” KoreAm. 16 December 2014. Web.

Soo Rak Son, “Beautifully Decorated Graffiti Murals Transform Oakland,” The Korea Times (S.F.), June 25, 2014. S11. 

Zach Clark, “Dave Young Kim,” Composite Arts Magazine, no. 16, (June 2014): 74-87


Davis, Cherry, Interview with Dave Young Kim about Oakland and Art, CNN iReport, July 9

Davis, Laura Joyce, Shalom at the Tip of a Spray Can, Christianity Today, August 19

Ha, Christine Eunseon, A Wall in a Lawless Place Is Turned into Art, LA Korea Times, September 3

Paul Vigna, "BitBeat: China Dings BitCoin Again,” Wall Street Journal: Money Beat. April 25, 2014


Curran, Brittany, Interview: Dave Young Kim, artist, Work It, Berk (blog), October 23

GoBanter staff, West Oakland Artist Dave Young Kim Lives the Mystery, GoBanter (blog), April 19

Levy-Sheon, Saskia, Dave Young Kim, Projet En Vue (blog), April

Ha Ahn Son, “Crime Zone Walls Born as a Work of Art,” The Korea Times, Sept 3, 2013. A6.

Media Appearances and Interviews


Korea Radio TBS

Interview by Aubrey Aquino. Newsmakers, Comcast, 14 August.

“Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Dave Kim,” Asian Pacific Heritage Month, KTSF 26, 26 May.