This gallery reception, free and open to the public, celebrates the exhibit on display by Dong Kyu Kim.

Dong Kyu Kim is an artist and fashion designer whose mixed media works are constructed of paper receipts and tickets and sewn by hand.

His work is inspired by Jogakbo, the traditional Korean craft of patching together scraps of fabric. His work asks questions about the impact of American capitalism on one’s values, and what motivates a person to want more and more. It is an examination of the roots of our desires, and how we determine value.

Kim has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Korea. Born and raised in South Korea, Kim received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design and has worked for nearly 20 years as a fashion designer in Korea, China, Mexico, and the United States.

He currently lives in Fort Lee, NJ.


"The Stranger in Heaven" gallery exhibit runs January 28 – February 23 in the Kreft Center Gallery at Concordia University Ann Arbor. The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.