Born in Seoul, South Korea Zin Lim moved to San Francisco, CA and started his fine art career in 2002. Lim completed an MFA, with distinction, at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 2006. Upon graduation he was offered a faculty position by the Graduate School of Fine at Academy of Art University and he has been an art educator and final review committee member at the AAU and award judge since.
Lim's figurative works are created with mixed media techniques and mainly oil based. His work has received numerous awards including Grand Prize at 'The Salon International 2006', Exceptional Merit Award at 'The Portrait Society of America 2006' and Award of Excellence at 'The Oil Painters of America 2006. Lim's work has been represented at Saatchi Gallery, Addison Gallery, Waterhouse Gallery, Deloney Newkirk Fine Art and Abend Gallery.