Zin Lim dedicated his school time to achieve solid craftsmanship in representational oil painting. Simultaneously, he spent the half of the time for Non-Representational realm, because Lim believes that each of these disparate structures is not only complements the other but also increases space of creative potentiality between them.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Zin Lim received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design (Environmental) from Hong Ik University, Seoul in 2000. In that same year, Lim moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a 2nd B.F.A. in 2003 and M.F.A. in 2006 for Fine Art: Figurative Painting from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.