About Me

I am an interdisciplinary artist and a proprietor of Studio SML |k (small k) in Denver. My work focuses on spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities in personal history, as I incorporate my diverse explorations in fine art, design and architecture. I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Southern California at the age of sixteen.  I studied fine art and media design at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  I also learned bookbinding under the tutelage of master bookbinder Daniel Kelm in Easthampton, Massachusetts.  My work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in collections at the Getty Research Institute, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Spanish National Library in Madrid, Spain.  Currently I am a resident artist at Redline, serve as Board of Directors for Asian Art Association at Denver Art Museum, and operate a new contemporary Asian art project space, called Collective SML | k in Santa Fe Art District, Denver. 

Contact: sammy@studiosmlk.com or on Facebook