Sunbin Lim is a Korean artist based in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he lives and works. He holds a degree from Sangmyung University in South Korea and completed his MFA in Fine Art Ceramics at the IKKG (Institute for Artistic Ceramic and Glass), University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. Currently, Sunbin Lim serves as an education expert with a specialization in ceramics at Wiesbadener Jugendwerkstatt GmbH. Additionally, he is the Head of the Ceramic Studio Domaene Mechtildshausen in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Sunbin Lim draws inspiration from various sources, including destroyed buildings, ancient ruins, and the natural world. The architectural remnants of his hometown, Cheolwon, South Korea, which were devastated during the Korean War, as well as the traces of ancient Rome and Moroccan clay castles, have influenced his artistic vision. Furthermore, the forests of Germany also inspire Sunbin Lim’s work.
His artworks have gained recognition through numerous exhibitions, such as the 62nd Faenza Prize in Italy, the Concours International de céramique Carouge 2022 in Switzerland, the 2022 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale in Taiwan, and the 2021 Latvia Ceramics Biennale “Martinsons Award” in Latvia, among others. Notably, Sunbin Lim has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the first prize at the 2019 Cluj Ceramics Biennale in Romania, the second prize at the 2021 Cerco International Contemporary Ceramics Award in Spain, and the 2022 Concours International de Céramique Carouge in Switzerland.