Gongsan Kim was born in Seoul and immigrated to America in 1997. She has a BFA from Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington D.C. She lives in Maryland. Kim uses the method of burning to express her sorrow over her divided homeland and to honor the innocent lives lost in North Korea. Her work was selected in Arte Laguna Prize in Venice and Gallery Korea in New York. She has had solo exhibitions in Gallery All in Seoul, Korea Monitor Gallery in Virginia, and Korean Embassy in Washington D.C. She’s also had a number of group exhibitions. Her works are collected in YWAM in Seattle, The Great Vision School in Korea, Justice for N.Korea, and NKinUSA.