Lucy Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised between South Korea, Myanmar, and the United States. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2007. Kim is represented by Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York City.
She attended the Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and is the recipient of the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship from Yale, as well as the Boston Artadia Award. She is a founding member of the collaborative kijidome, and is currently Lecturer in Fine Arts at Brandeis University.
Kim lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work is included in the collection of the Kadist Foundation in Paris, amongst others.