Jane Kim
Jane Kim Founder of Ink Dwell

Jane Kim is a visual artist, science illustrator, and the founder of Ink Dwell, a Bay Area studio that explores the wonders of the natural world. Her art career began as a little girl obsessively painting flowers and bears on the walls of her bedroom. Kim received more formal training at Rhode Island School of Design and then Cal State Monterey Bay, where she received a master’s certificate in science illustration. With Ink Dwell, she has created dazzling large-scale public art installations across the country, including the Wall of Birds at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, works for the National Aquarium, the de Young Museum, the Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Facebook, and Yosemite National Park. She honed her bird painting skills at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology first as a Bartels Science Illustrator and then on the Wall of Birds project, a 2,500 square-foot mural celebrating the diversity and evolution of birds with life-sized paintings of 243 bird species and a parade of extinct ancestors. NPR has called the Wall of Birds a “masterwork” and Juxtapoz magazine described it as “one of the world’s most ambitious natural history murals.” For more of her artwork, please visit inkdwell.com.