Origin of Chicago Stickers

Kimberly Kim

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Established 176 years ago, the city named "Chicago” is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic", from the Miami-Illinois language, Algonquin. According to early explorers, the lakes and streams around Chicago were full of wild onions, leeks, and ramps.

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Kimberly Kim

Kimberly Kim is an artist and arts administrator from Chicago. Kim's work focuses on manipulating ceramic objects and photography, which explores the cross section of art and product design. She is inspired by biographical storytelling, landscape polaroids that reference 1970’s Russian sci-fi cinema, and everyday kitchen objects visually imagined through bizarre and crude humor. Her cross-cultural background of having grown up in Seoul and Chicago has directed her to focus on methods of human connection over shared trauma, along with humor and tangibility of objects. She received BS in Mathematics from University of Illinois at Chicago and BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.