Trained as a metalsmith, Kim creates works that utilize the history, making, and meaning of craft and domestic ornamentation. She currently teaches as Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Kim earned an MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and studied at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Kim has taught in art programs across the country including University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the Penland School of Crafts.
Awards include Visual Arts Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her work is featured in public collections including the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Arkansas Art Center Decorative Museum of Art, the California State University Long Beach Art Museum, the Chazen Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art, the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, and the State of Wisconsin Percent for Art.