Born in La Jolla, California in 1961 and currently lives and works in New York and California. Byron Kim has been known for his series of conceptual minimal paintings such as Synecdoche which consists of monochrome paintings of human skin colour, and Sunday Paintings in which Kim has executed a single painting of the sky every Sunday since 2001. His paintings are often suspended between figuration and abstraction.
He has participated in exhibitions hosted by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, USA (2013); the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA (2015); and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, USA (2017) and invited by the Sharjah Biennial (2015); and the Gwangju Biennale (2018). His works are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Gallery of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.