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About the Artist

Esther Kim is a new media artist and animator based in Richmond, Virginia. She was born in South Korea and spent her early years in Thailand. She will graduate in December 2022 with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Esther's work focuses on storytelling and creating interactive experiences inspired by her cultural background. Her senior project “Chameleon” is an interactive animation about a mixed-race boy who comes to realize that he is different, learns to blend in, and eventually shares his uniqueness with others. Esther is currently working as a 3D Art & Design research assistant at VCU, where she creates 3D humanoid figures for motion capture live performance. Upon graduation, she plans to work in game design or animation film as a storyboard/concept artist. 

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