Amy Kim

Assistant Professor of Art
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Amy Kim is a visual artist and educator. She holds an MFA (2018) from Texas Tech University School of Art with an emphasis in Photography and a certificate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, a second MFA in Arts Administration (2010) from Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance and a BA in French from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her practice encompasses photography, video, performance and installation. 

She teaches digital and analog photography with an emphasis on contemporary practices in photography.

Before joining the Hope faculty in 2023, Professor Kim taught for four years at the University of Texas Permian Basin and was director of its Cardozier Gallery. Her work considers the archivable, amassable and double-edged nature of photographic images. Wolfcamp Catalogue was exhibited at Houston Fotofest Biennale in 2022. The project surveys the most lucrative oil field in the world, in the Permian Basin  of Texas and seeks to bring to the surface our subterranean desires. Her most recent photographic work and article, “The CaribBasin Recipe Cards,” published in Nourish and Resist: Food and Transatlantic Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art, Yale University Press (2024), looks further into extraction practices in a tongue and cheek manner. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Photography in contemporary context
  • Photography as archive
  • Photography as performance
  • Photography as history
  • Photography as science

Amy Kim, Burning I from CaribBasin Recipe Cards, archival pigment print, 4"x6", 2023Amy Kim, Burning I from CaribBasin Recipe Cards, archival pigment print, 4"x 6", 2023


  • MFA, Photography, School of Art, Texas Tech University, 2018
  • MFA, Arts Administration, School of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University, 2009
  • B.A., French, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2000

Honors Grants & Awards

  • Highly Commended, Belfast Photo Festival International Open Submission, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2023
  • Honorable Mention, Joyce Elaine Grant Awards, 2023
  • National Photography Award, Texas Photographic Society, 2022 
  • Innovate Artist Grant, 2022

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • Wolfcamp Catalogue, Dallas College Brookhaven, 2023
  • Wolfcamp Catalogue, Houston Fotofest Biennial, Sawyer Yards Studio, 2022
  • Suspension of Disbelief, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, 2022
  • Wolfcamp Catalogue, Annual Geoscience Symposium, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2022
  • Photo Expo, Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2019     

Juried Group Exhibitions 

  • Embracing Change, Society for Photographic Education South Central (SPESC) Member Juried Exhibition, SP/N Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, 2021
  • Life Goes On: 7th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Art, CICA Museum, Kimpo, South Korea, 2021

Selected Publications

  • The CaribBasin Recipe Cards,” in Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art (edited by L. Wolff and H. Ryan), Yale University Press, 2024
  • “Placing Displacement: Stacking Collapsing, and Staking by Yuna Kim,” Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, 2024
  • “From Rooftop to Laptop: Photographic Art(ifice),” chapter in Teaching about Fake News (edited by C. Berjes-Small, C. Wittig and M. K. Oberlies), Association of College and Research Libraries, 2021