Kim was born in Haenam, South Korea. He earned his MFA in Ceramics at Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, and his BFA in Ceramics and Glass from the Hongik University, located in Seoul, South Korea. He has held apprenticeships with Onggi masters in Jeolla-do (Hayngjong-Oh) and Gyeongsang-do (Jinkyu Huh) in Korea.
Kim has won multiple awards and exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently, he was named one of the top six Emerging Artists of 2020 from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and had a solo echibition at the Radius Gallery in Missoula, MT. He has participated in several artist residency programs, including the Korea Ceramic Foundation at Montana State University, the Morean Center for Clay at Houston Center for Houston Contemporary Craft, and the Archie Bray Foundation.