Insun Kim was born in South Korea in 1960. She studied painting at the Arts Students League in New York City. It was later however, when she was working at the Tallix Art Foundry in Peekskill NY that she was first introduced to sculpture working with great artists such as Reubin Nakian, Isamu Nogachi, John Chamberlain, Nancy Graves, and Frederick Douglas. These interactions proved to be some of the best and most valuable lessons. Insun is a self-taught sculptor, highly skilled welder, and fabricator. Over the years she has worked with many other materials such as wax and clay, but metal has always been the most appealing. Most of her work is fabricated out of metal as well as other found objects.
Insun Kim lives and works in Beacon, NY.