The subjects of Kim's oil pastel painting range from small experiences of everyday life to memories of Korean history. Through her work, Kim offers commentary not only on the issues of representation but also on their social and cultural connections.
Kim Myonghi graduated from the College of Art, Seoul National University, in 1972 and received her MA at Seoul National University. She attended Pratt Institute, New York, in 1976. Since her first one-person exhibition at Goethe Institute, Seoul, in 1972, she has had five one-person exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. In 2003 she had a one-person exhibition at the Hyundai Gallery, Seoul. Kim works in an abandoned schoolhouse in Naepyungli, a tiny village near the DMZ and in the city of Chunchun in Kangwon Province.