Dong Sul Kim was born on August 15, 1961. As his grandfather was an art professor at a local university, painting could be an inborn talent Kim held within himself. While in middle school, his art teacher noticed his talent in art and recommended further training. At that time he began experimenting with pastels and watercolors.
After furthering his art studies, Kim graduated from Pusan Art High School. In 1983, Kim received a degree from the Dong A. University of Art. In 1985 he became an art instructor for the Art Institute in Korea, where he worked for three years.
In 1986, Kim exhibited in Seoul Gallery as a member of the Seoul International Artists Association. In 1987, he participated in and painted abroad in the Artist Exchange Program for Korea, Japan and China.
In 1989 Kim traveled through Europe for study and development in his sketches and paintings. He participated in art exhibitions, including exhibits at Avignon Gallery and Vincent Gallery. In 1991 he participated in “The Great Art Exhibition” for the Korean government.
In 1993 Kim exhibited as a member of a realistic and modern art group in the Seoul Realistic Art Exhibit. Since early 1997, Kim has traveled throughout the United States further developing and creating sketches and paintings.
Kim has works on public display at the following locations: Yea Won Publishing Company in the president’s office, Office of the District Attorney Myung Soo Lim, and the Office of Congressman Bu Young Lee.