Valerie Yong Ock Kim grew up in rural Kahalu`u on the Hawaiian island of O`ahu. She has done many solo exhibits and has been included in juried shows across the US from Hawai’i to Rhode Island and Paris. Her series, “Light Speed Matter, A Still Place Waiting” was the solo exhibition chosen for the Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center in 2012 on Makawao, Maui. The show included a seven minute video piece and kiln-fired photographic cast glass pieces.
Valerie is a retired Local 399 Location Manager out of Los Angeles. She worked on feature films with Oscar-winning Directors Ang Lee, and Julie Taymor, and on Gore Verbinski’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Handling the demands of powerful creatives and large scale projects, Kim supported her independent artistic vision. Kim is a member of ASMPLA and is represented by several Hawaii agencies as well as Art for Film in NYC and Appleton Art Design in CT. Her work is on valyokim.com and on torusgallery.com