Poster design by Mallary Wilson and Conor McBride.

Design Lecture Series: Na Kim

Feb 20 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Mediatheque at PNCA

Undergraduate Graduate Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

PNCA Graphic Design presents our Design Lecture Series, Featuring Na Kim on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00 pm.

Free and open to the public!

Na Kim is a graphic designer. After studying product design and graphic design in Korea, Na participated in Werkplaats Typografie in the Netherlands. Currently based in both Seoul and Berlin, Na is a member of Table Union, and is involved in the artist-run-space Common Center.

Na Kim creates expansive work that moves freely back and forth on the edge of fine art and design. By doing away with pre-existing rules and symbolic meanings, she studies the essential elements in form, rearranging elements graphically in contexts from book design to installation. In her work, the formal elements of graphic design are transformed into the formal language of the fine art, presenting an ongoing experimentation with new forms and content to move beyond boundaries between contemporary art and design.

In addition to these exploratory projects, Na was responsible for the concept and design of GRAPHIC magazine from 2009 till 2011. She was selected as Next Generation Design Leaders in 2008; was awarded the Doosan Artist Award in 2013; and Today’s Young Artist Award in 2014, presented by the Ministry of Culture in Korea. Kim’s works have been showcased at many international exhibitions, including The V&A, MoMA, Milan Triennale Museum, Die Neue Sammlung, MMCA, CAFA and many more.

The Design Lecture Series launched in Fall 2016 as a way to open our doors and minds to the broad and vibrant possibilities in design. This year, we’re welcoming in regional design thinkers who break expectations of what design can be and do, to share their work and mingle with us on select Wednesdays through the year.

Series co-curated by PNCA Graphic Design and Fisk Projects.