For as long as I can remember, I have always held a pencil in my hand. I'm told that I started drawing before I started crawling. When I was five, my mother took me to meet Eric Carle. He took one look at the fan art I'd drawn for him and told me that I should become an artist. From then on, I knew that there was nothing else I could ever be (I mean, when Eric Carle tells you to draw for the rest of your life...you draw for the rest of your life).

I attended Colgate University and graduated with two degrees in Creative Writing and Studio Art (with a concentration in painting). While I was there, I began experimenting with new painting techniques, basing many of my works on recollected images from my dreams. As a result, my works are all interwoven with narratives that are both disjunctive and harmonious. Outside of school, I have designed and painted several commercial murals in a department store in Taiwan. I also created graphics for a growing cosmetic brand in China. I also have an MFA from Parsons School of Design in Interior Design. In May 2014, I participated in an exhibition and competition hosted by Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki, GEISAI #20. I came in third place overall, and fifth place for a popularity-based vote among visitors and participants. These wins allowed me to show my works in the Hidari Zingaro and Kiki Zingaro galleries for two additional exhibitions during June and July 2014. Click here for a full resume.

I have been incredibly lucky to have parents who have always done everything to 100% support my needs as a budding artist, and I owe every ounce of my success to them. Thank you so much for visiting www.kimzeluck.com! I hope you enjoy your visit to my faraway creations.