Through oil painting and printmaking, Heather Kim often explores society’s impact on biracial individuals due to its obsession with racial categorization and her narratives of growing up as a biracial Korean-American. Along with race, Kim is motivated by hauntology, history, healing, motherhood, figuration, and feminism. In her work, Kim hopes to emphasize nostalgic memories for herself and other biracial individuals through her commitment to figurative naturalism. Her paintings often narrate personal memories, primarily through photographs of herself and her family. Personal heritage, lineage, and regret fuel her artistic practice to explore the American identity and her disassociation from Korean culture.