Myungjin Kim was born in South Korea. She received her MFA in ceramic art at Seoul National University in 2002 after which she moved to the United States.
MJ has taught Ceramics at Santa Ana College, Cerritos College, University of Georgia, Athens, UGA Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy. MJ has taught at California State Univ. Long Beach from 2011 to 2015.
Her work is about human life stories that blend the real and surreal using figuration, animals, vessels and assorted objects. She works primarily with porcelain and most works carry drawn and painted illusionistic imagery. Her ceramic art is featured in private and public collections in both the United States and Asia.