was born in Incheon, Korea in 1959 and studied Ceramics at Hong-Ik University, Korea. After earning MFA and BFA In Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ki-Ra Kim also attended with scholarship at Pilchuck Glass School in 1989. She returned to Korea in 1989 and was instrumental in introducing Studio Glass into Korea. She held up to 2008 one-person exhibition nine times and participated in numerous group shows in such countries as Korea, U.S.A, Japan, Australia etc. She has published in 2003 a textbook on glassmaking, entitled “Working with Glass.” She is a member of the 2005-2009 Glass Art Society Board of Directors. Currently she is full-time instructor of Glass Art and Design MFA program at Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea. She works with the dual attributes of glass: strong and fragile, soft and sharp in an attempt to express her feelings through the transparent glass. She also express her daily life through opaque glass.
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