Byungjong Kim is an artist and author of books on Korean art and culture. He compares the formative aesthetic of Korean Art with that of traditional East Asian Art, with a focus on their literary, philosophical, and religious contexts. One of the most prominent artists in Korea, Kim has created works that are included in the collections of renowned art museums, including the Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art and the British Museum. He has served as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Korea's Seoul National University and is the author of numerous books on the arts of Asia. Currently a professor at the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Kim holds a doctoral degree in Oriental philosophy from Sungkyunkwan University in Korean with English translation. This program is sponsored by the Korea Foundation.