Kim Lim

Kim Lim (b. 1936)

Kim Lim was born in Singapore in 1936. She studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London (1954-56), and the Slade School of Fine Art (1956-60). Her first solo exhibition was at the Axiom Gallery, London in 1966, since when she has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Europe and the Far East. She lives and works in London. A dedicated sculptor and printmaker, Kim Lim explores the rhythms of life in her work. She also takes from the elements – water and air – qualities that will lead perception towards the human condition. The changing quality of light is also important in the forms she creates: refined shapes with an economy of means, but which remain outside the construct of the minimalists. Her prints work in parallel with her sculpture and explore common themes.