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About Zin Lim


Zin Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea. He liked drawing and studied basic drawing and color theory to prepare for an entrance test of art college. He majored in industrial design with an emphasis on Environmental design at Hong-Ik University (Hong Dae Ap, Shinchon in Seoul) which is located in the most dynamic area culturally and academically in South Korea. The indie culture and artistic diversity influenced him to have a wide range of artistic perspectives. In 2000, he moved to San Francisco, California to study 3-D Animation at the Academy of Art University. Including past major, environment/product design, the animation is also human-related studies and requires a basic understanding of human circumstances and the human body. During the foundation studies about the human body and philosophy, he found he was more interested in humanity themselves.

To him, fine art is the best form to observe people, interpret by personal philosophy and express aesthetics through visual messages. An enjoyable time was given to continue studying, update thinking and create arts. In 2006, Lim completed his MFA with distinction at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with numerous top awards from the most prestigious U.S national and international competitions. He has been teaching painting and drawing courses at the Graduate School of Fine Art / Illustration at the Academy of Art University. And his teaching extended to workshops in various cities worldwide and video lectures through YouTube channels online. Zin Lim is creating paintings, drawings, and art videos at his art studio in Alameda, CA.

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