Yongjae Kim is a Brooklyn-based artist, originally from Seoul, South Korea. Kim works predominantly on representational painting that describes the psychological landscape of isolation and alienation in the urban environment. His early works of miniature installations and ink drawings mainly dealt with competitive society and individualism.

Kim completed his B.F.A. at Seoul National University in Seoul in 2011 and his M.F.A. at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2014. He attended the Joshua Tree Highland Artists Residency Program in 2013. He received the Best Color Work Award at the 2014 KSCS International Invitation Exhibition of Color Works in Korea. His works have been shown in various places, galleries and alternative spaces in New York and Seoul, South Korea.