Kim emigrated to the United States in 1970 and had six one-person exhibitions at the Addison/Ripley Gallery in Washington, D.C. between 1982 and 1997. In 1985, he had one-person exhibitions at the Park Ryu Sook Gallery, the Space Gallery, and the Hilton Gallery in Seoul. He had four one-person exhibitions at the M-13 Gallery, New York between 1989 and 2000. His paintings were exhibited at the Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art in Kyongju in 1991 and in "Interior Landscape" at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, in 1998. He also had a one-person exhibition at the Ihn Gallery in Seoul in 1998.