Kim Do is a New York based artist-educator, focused on an observational, painterly connection to the earth, water and sky. Trained in the modernist tradition, Kim incorporates abstract expressionism, interaction of color, figure and ground exchange, and a keen awareness of space to his paintings. His studios in New York City and the Catskill Mountains are but home bases for his forays outdoors. Combining technique with nature, Kim often paints just 200 feet from the porch of his Catskill Mountain home, where the West Kill and the Schoharie Creeks meet. “The landscape evokes childhood memories of growing up near the East River in New York City…as well as feelings about my family and my living along these ever-moving bodies of water.” Kim paints with soft tones that take the eye up, around, and beyond the painted surface, searching for what is, and what could be. Kim was born in New York City in 1954. He earned a BFA degree from SUNY Purchase and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Kim teaches at the Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY.