Seung Jae Kim was born in South Korea and finished his BFA in Korea. He got an MFA in photography from the School Art Institute of Chicago. He has shown in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Toronto, Azerbaijan, China, and Korea. Kim was awarded a fellowship and prizes from Nippon Steel, the Vermont Studio Center, Beverly Art Center, South Shore Art Center and AHI Foundation. He also has had residencies in New York and Vermont. He is currently working as an artist in Chicago.