GNSI-DC: Painting on Walls: The Art and Illustrations of Jane Kim

Event Date: 
November 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell studio will take you through her process of creating large-format work. Using a variety of materials while merging disciplines of fine art and science illustration, she creates her murals and installations as a celebration and interpretation of the natural world and a vehicle designed to challenge how we interact with it. Whether the work is in a museum, restaurant, outside or inside, each piece seeks to function as a tool that improves public understanding and experience with nature.
In this talk, Jane will share her artistic journey from painting outdoors in the mountains of California's Eastern Sierra to creating paper mosaics depicting the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.


INK DWELL studio specializes in creating fine art, large scale commissions, environmental campaigns, exhibitions, and science illustrations. Merging classical techniques with modern simplicity, Ink Dwell creates iconic images that carry a compelling message. It's art, inked well about the place in which we dwell.

Jane Kim is an artist, science illustrator and Founder of INK DWELL. She began her art career very early in life by obsessively painting flowers and bears on the walls of her bedroom. Later, she received more formal training at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA in Printmaking, Class of ’03), and then Cal State Monterey Bay, where she received a Certificate in Science Illustration (Class of ’10). She loves to be outdoors and go on adventures and brings the joy she gets from nature back to her studio. She still enjoys painting flowers and bears, though nowadays she doesn’t get in trouble for painting on the walls.

Ink Dwell has created work for institutions such as the National Aquarium and The Nature Conservancy to the Facebook Headquarters. Juxtapoz magazine called her Wall of Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology "one of the world's most ambitious natural history murals." Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC.
Room G33 (1st Floor, West Wing)

All visitors must wait for an escort in the Constitution Avenue lobby between 5:30 and 6:10 p.m. (about every 15 minutes)

— 5:30 p.m. for snacks and socializing (Please bring a food item to share, or $3.00 for the donation jar.)
— 6:00 p.m. Business and announcements
— 6:10 p.m. (approx.) Presentation begins

If you would like to park in the museum lot**, also email Alice Tangerini ([email protected]) with your name.
** BRING A COPY OF THIS INVITATION WITH YOU!!** to show at the guard house.
The security at the museum has been increased and you will need to be on Alice's list to park at, or after, 5:00 p.m. 

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