Kate Im Open Studio + Artist Talk during Red Wing Area Studio Tour

July 2023 Anderson Center artist-in-residence Kyung Hee “Kate” Im is opening up her workspace in the North Studios to the public on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Red Wing Area Studio Tour. A sculptor and installation artist from Ellensburg, Washington, Kate will also offer an artist talk in the North Studios at 12 p.m. noon on July 29.

Kate’s artwork highlights aspects of physical isolation and how isolation has been exaggerated. Her artworks depict the ways people maintain remote relationships, staying connected with digital communication tools and complex networking systems. The sculptures portray bodies that are often fragmented, their parts isolated from one another in space, but also bound together by a network of fragile threads. Those physical threads represent intangible connections, which are in a state of constant flux – sagging down or pulling taught under tension, getting clumped and twisted together, and becoming permanently entangled over time.

Kate Im earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. She has taught at the University of North Texas and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has many years of experiences working in Sculpture facilities and the Digital Fabrication Lab. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Central Washington University.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Jul 29 2023


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


North Studios Courtyard
North Studios Courtyard
163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN