Heejoo Kim obtained her BFA and MFA degrees from Kookmin University, Seoul. In 2008, she spent a semester at Pforzheim University, Germany, which she found to be a defining experience. At Le Arte Orafe School and Academy, in Florence, she was the recipient of a First Prize, the 2011 Preziosa Young. She was also one of the 2014 finalists for the Art Jewelry Award, which is conferred on emerging artists. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, and her works are to be found in several private and museum collections. Heejoo Kim feels a deep connection to her electroforming process, describing the wax object in the bath accumulating its metal layers as “life creation”—the passage of time represented in the thickness of piled layers, birthing works with a powerful, eternal vitality.