Clara Young Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and studied music since she was four years old. She attended Yonsei University as a voice major and taught piano. Her musical background plays a strong role in her way of capturing images and moments. She believes that the elements of an image, such as the colors, lines, shapes, brightness, and contrast, all contain their own notes and beats in a very orchestral way. These qualities piece and work together in harmony to produce a beautiful image and work of art. She enjoys creating and sharing moments that can strike a chord in the viewer's soul.
Clara Young is a member of Washington Printmakers Gallery located in Washington D.C. She joined the Art League in Alexandria in 2013 and has been a member of Gallery 75 since 2014. Her work has been awarded in many contests, such as Art in City Hall, Art League in Alexandria, and the Washington International Photography contest. In addition, she has also won silver, bronze and the grand prize of many national photo contests in Korea. She remains active in a group show and solo exhibitions that showcase her work throughout the year.
Her work is showcased throughout the year in the Washington Printmakers Gallery, located in the Washington D.C. neighborhood of Georgetown near Book Hill.