Rami Kim

Born in Seoul, Korea

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Email: ramikimstudio@gmail.com




UCLA Animation Workshop September 2011- 2014 M.F.A., Animation

California Institute of the Arts ( Cal Arts ) 2000- 2004 B.F.A., Character Animation


Professional Experience


Starburns Industry

Freelance Background Painter 2014

Rick and Morty

Chris D’Angelo Productions

Freelance Digital Background Painter 2010 - 2012

Leap Frog

Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Freelance Background Painter 2010 - 2011

Dora the Explorer, and Explorer Girls


Animator / Background Painter / Character Designer 2009, 2007

Price of Miracles

WayForward Technology

Background Artist 2008

Boy and his Blob

Frederator Studios

Color Stylist 2007, 2006
2D animation pilot “Victor” and “Two Witch Sisters”

July Films

Full Time Digital Background Painter, 2004 - 2007, 2008, 2010 

Curious George, My Little World, Da Jammies


Teaching Experience

U.S Arts and Design

Art Instructor 2014-2017


Rami Kim Studio

Handbuilding ceramic instructor



Teaching Assistant for Character Animation 2014


Banning’s Landing Community Center

Art and Animation Teacher 2002- 2004


Watts Towers Arts Center

Art and Animation Teacher 2004



Background Painting, Visual Development, Digital Art in Photoshop, Stop Motion Animation, 2D Animation, Editing and Compositing in After Effects, Cinematography, Painting and Illustration.


Awards and Participations

Vermont Studio Center / Merit Scholarships, Johnson, VT USA 2018

West Coast Craft Scholarships, Summer 2015

Recipient of Matt Groening Fellowships, UCLA 2014

Recipient of Edie and Lew Wasserman Awards 2014

Best animated short / Portland Women’s Film Festival, Portland, OR, USA 2013

Award of Merit, Animation / The Indie Fest, CA USA 2013

Official Selection /Byron Bay International Film Festival, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia 2013

Animation Block Party, New York, NY USA 2013

Recipient of Matt Groening Award, UCLA Workshop 2011

Nicktoons Film Festival, Burbank, CA 2004
Zagreb Animation Festival, Student Selection, Croatia, 2003
Cal Arts Producer’s Show 2003, 2004
Cal Arts Merit Scholarships, Valencia, CA 2001-2004



July 2019- Group Show, The Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI

April 2019- “Cones of Vision”, Group show, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

March 2017- “At Home”, Group Show, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

September 2015- "The Work of Rami Kim", solo show, Matters of Space, Los Angeles, CA

June 2015- "Pictures and Vessels", group show, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

February 2014- “FreshstART 2014”, Santa Monica, CA

February 2012- “FreshstART 2012”, Santa Monica, CA
May 2010- "Above you, Below me", two person show, LittleBird Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
January 2010- 3rd Anniversary Group show, Tinlark Gallery, Hollywood, CA
September 2008- Little Paper Planes Group Show, Tinlark Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Mar 2008- "the Garden that you planted", two person show, Tinlark Gallery, Hollywood, CA

Dec 2007- "Rock Fight", Group show, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

April 2007- Group show, Red Door Gallery, Edinburg, Scotland

Feb 2007- "After These Messages...", Group show, Gallery Nucleus, CA

Dec 2006- "Fresh Produce" , Group show, GalleryAD, San Jose, CA

Aug 2006-"Sunshine hit me", Solo show, Fur Salon and Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Independent Films

The Dress (2015) short stop motion animation short

Movie Night (2014) short stop motion animation short

Somewhere in Topanga Beach (2013) short live action film on 16mm

Rietokki (2012) 2D digital animation short

Boing Boing (2004) 3D animation short

Minue (2003) 2D animation short
My Friend (2002) 2D animation short