Golumba Kim

After obtaining her bachelor of applied arts degree, and receiving a teaching certification in Seoul, South Korea, Golumba was City Art Co-ordinator at the Women’s Welfare Centre in Seoul. Subsequently she opened, and for nine years managed her own art school where she taught students from elementary to adults.

In 1997 she arrived in Canada and since then has devoted most of her artistic time to painting, although she has given a number of technical watercolor workshops and classes to local artist groups. She has also taught art classes at junior high school level in the Bedford Academy.

Golumba constantly strives to integrate Korean with Canadian traditions to broaden her artistic horizons. To this end she has participated in workshops given by Jeannie Hancock, Ron Hazell and Chang-kee-chee. In 2006 she was elected as a member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Color (CSPWC). Most recently her artistic interests have moved towards oil and acrylics, incorporating mixed media in a more abstract style.

For five years she operated an art gallery at Black Point, St. Margaret’s Bay. She has exhibited at the Jo-Beale Gallery in Peggy’s Cove and at the Edge mere Gallery, Wolfville as well as in China and Korea. She has participated in many group shows. Currently she maintains a studio gallery at her home in Halifax.

Her work is for sale at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Art Sales and Rental Gallery and at Humani-T art gallery.


Awards & Prizes

2011   1st prize and Honorable Mention Awards (Contemporary Art Society Juried Art Show, NS Public Archives)
2010   People’s Choice Award (Dartmouth Visual Art Society, Dartmouth)
2006   Elected member to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor (CSPWC)
2005   Mayor’s Award - Contemporary Art Society Juried Art Show, NS, Public Archives
2005   Art and Culture Award - Korean Canadian Central Daily (newspaper), Toronto
2002   Art in Bloom Exhibition - Truro, NS, 2nd Prize
2001   Art in Bloom Exhibition - Truro, NS, 2nd Prize
1991-1995   Art Award - National Association of Art Educator, Seoul, Korea,
1988-1996   Art Education Teacher’s Award - International Association for the Development of Art Education
1985   Mayor’s Award - Government Workers (Art Coordinator) Seoul Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012   Reflections on Life - Craig Gallery, Dartmouth
2009   Featured Artist Show - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,
Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax
2008   Dancing Fish - Jo-Beale Gallery, Peggy’s cove
2006   Glory of the Seasons - Craig Gallery, Dartmouth
2003   Golumba’s Watercolor - Craig Gallery, Dartmouth
2002   Glory of Summer - Pier 21 Gallery, Halifax
2001   Reflections on a New Land - The Truro Art Society Gallery, Truro
2000   Grand Opening Golumba Art Gallery - Black Point, St. Margarets Bay
1999   Immigration Artist Show Case - Westin Hotel and Spring Garden Place, Halifax
1998   Belonging - The Multicultural Art Resource Centre Gallery, Halifax

- Click to view an article featured on The Chronicle Herald website. Kim reflects on nature of Life


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