Po Kim was born in Korea in 1917. He moved to Tokyo, Japan to formally study art. He returned to Korea in 1946 to become a professor and chairman in the Fine Art Department of Chosun University. In 1955, he came to United States on a fellowship at the University of Illinois and two years later moved to New York City. He taught briefly at New York University. In 2000, Po Kim received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Chosun University.
Po Kim currently is co-owner to the Syliva Wald and Po Kim art gallery located in New York.
Po Kim’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums.