1979-82       Goldsmith.

1983-85       The Danish College of Jewellery and Silversmithing (now Institute of Precious Metals).


Professor at School of Design and Crafts, Jewellery Department, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1999-2001.

Guest professor, Metaldepartment, Konstfack, Stockholm Sweden, 2004.

Guest professor, Nanjing University of the Arts 2019-


Selected solo exhibitons:

1987  Galerie Metal, Copenhagen

1997  “Figures” Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen

           Galerie Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998

           Galerie Metallum, Stockholm, 1998

2001  “Give Gaver Gå Til Guldsmed”, Danish Craft Council, Galerie HNOSS, Gothenburg, Sweden

2003  “Jewellery”, gallerie MARZEE, Nijmegen, Holland

2007  “It’s the Thought That Counts”, Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen

2009  “Det är tanken som räknas”, Nutida Svenskt Silver, Stockholm

2012  ”Upblåst”, Gallery LOD, Stockholm

2012  "The Newest Testament", Gallery Goldfingers, Copenhagen

2017  “Short Stories” by Kim Buck, Pin Studio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2017  "Made in China", The Closer, Beijing

2021  "Kammertonen“, Bygning A at A Petersen, Copenhagen

2023  “Tune In”, Gallery Platina, Stockholm

2023   “No Title” Hannah Gallery, Barcelona


Selected exhibitons:

1987  "Design au Danemark 1950-87", Chateau de Biron, Dordogne. Musee de Beaux-Arts, Nancy

1988   Museum of Varberg, Sweden,

1989   Edinburg City Art Center

1989   Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery

1989   Electrum Gallery, London

1990   "Schmuck Szene -90, München

1990   "Triennale du Bijou", Musee du Luxembourg, Paris

1992   "Schmuck Szene -92", München

1992   "Triennale du Bijou", Musee des Art Decoratifs, Paris

1995   "Living Design in Denmark", Barcelona and Madrid

1995   "Danish Design- Process and Product", Danish Architectural Center, Copenhagen

1995   Member of the jury of "The First Nordic Jewellery Triennale"

1996   "Danish Craft and Design", Sct. Petersburg

1996   "Unika", Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen

1998-98  “Living Design - Dialogue” Gustav Lübcke Museum, Hamm

                                                          Klaipéda Exhibition Palace, Klaipéda, Lithuania

                                                          Art Museum Arsenãls, Riga, Latvia

                                                          Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

1999-2000 “New Scandinavia, Aktuelles Design aus dem Norden”,

                                                 Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany

                                                 Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany

2000 “Dansk Form - Design vom Nachbarn”, Stilwerk, Hamburg

2002 “De Udvalgte”, Århus Kunstbygning

2003 “Smykkeskrin”, Fyns Kunstmuseum

2005 ”Signa Intima”, Jewellery by Kim Buck and Per Suntum. The Danish Museum of Art and Design

2007 "Then and Now“, Barret Marsden Gallery, London

2008 “Gift” Think Tank udstilling, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2008-09   "Raising the Bar - influential voices in metal".  

                                                  Dovecot galleries, Edinburgh

                                                  Ruthin Gallery, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales

                                                  MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

2009 "Lingam", Konstfack, Stockholm

                         Museet, The Catherijne Convent, Utrecht, Holland

2012  "Schmuck", Munich.

2012  “10years-Re:jewelry” Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2013  “Mit Der Zeit Gehen”, Silberschmieden Standpunkte, Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Germany

2013  "From the Coolest Corner" a Nordic jewelry exhibition (Guest of Honor)

                                 Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, 2013

                                 Röhsska museet, Göteborg, 2013

                                 Designmuseum Danmark, 2013

                                 Design museum Helsingki, 2013

                                 National Gallery of Lithuania, 2014

                                 Galerie Handwerk, München, 2015

2014  Exhibitions in 'The Most Secret Gallery' Copenhagen

                                 Mari Ishikawa, Sara Borgegård og Kim Buck, 2014

                                 Peter Bauhuis, Josephine Winther og Kim Buck, 2015

                                 Ramon Puig Cuyas, Silvia Walz, Kim Buck, 2016

                                 Kazumi Nagano, Kimiaki Kageyama, Kim Buck 2017

                                 “Daisy, Daisy, Daisy”, 2019

2015  “Koru 5”, Imatra Art Museum

2016  "Dansk Design Nu" Designmuseum Danmark

2016  "But if the Crime Is Beautiful " Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York

2019  “Daisy, Daisy, Daisy” The Most Secret Gallery, Copenhagen 2019 (kurator)

2020  ”45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now”, MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

2020  “Werke und Tage” Antikensammlung München

2021   KGB in Atta Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand + Galerie Noel Guymarc’h, Montreal, Canada

2022   “Stay in Tune”, Chaxartams, Amsterdam

2023   "Short Stories", with Peter Bauhuis, Gallery Biro, Munich


Awards, extract:

Prize in national jewellery design competition 1982 and 1986.

"The Danish Craftman Prize of 1879" 1985 and 1989.

Prize for Inovation, Aurifex, Budapest, 1987.

Sankt Loye Prize, 1989.

The Danish Arts Foundation, 3-year working grant, 1991-94.

The Danish Arts Foundation, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2017,2020,2021,2024

The Danish Arts Foundation lifelong grant, 2008.

The Danish National Bank's Honorary lifelong Grant, 2009

Kold Christensens honorary price, 2021


Work in collections:

The Danish State Art Foundation.

The Danish Museum of Art and Design

The Röhss Museum of Art and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden.

Pahlmann Collection, Finland.

Museet på Koldinghus, Denmark

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau

Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo

Manchester Art Gallery

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Grassi Museum, Leipzig

Die Neue Samlung, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (Danner Foundation).


Bibliography (selected):

Dictionaire International du Bijou, edition du Regard

Dansk Smykkekunst 1960-2000. Mag. Art. Lise Funder

Jewelry Design, The Artisan’s Reference, Elisabeth Olver, 2000.

1000 Rings, Robert Ebendorf, Lark Books.

The Ring, Silvie Lambert, Roto Vision, 1998

Minimal Rings, Arch Gregory, Full Spectrum Publishing, 2003.

Georg Jensen, Sølv og Design, Thomas C. Thulstrup.

"New Directions in Jewellery 2", Cheung, Clarke and Clarke, Black Dog Publishing London, 2006.

“Kim Buck - It’s the Thought That Counts”, Jorunn Veiteberg, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busk, 2007.

”Jewelry Design”, Kowalsky Dougherty, daab 2008.

Coloured Aluminium Jewellery, Lindsey Mann, A&C Black, 2010.

“A Girl's Best Friends”, creative Jewelry Design. R. Klanten, S. Ehmann. Gestalten, 2012.

"ÈCLAT – Masters of New Jewellery Design", Carlos Pastor, 2014

"Dansk Design Nu", Lars Dybdahl m.fl. 2016

“Jewelry Stories”, Highlights from the Collection 1947–2019, Barbara Paris Gifford, Museum of Arts and Design, New York Arnoldsche 2021

“Den ægte vare/The Real Thing”, Jewellery and Objects by Kim Buck, Jorunn Veiteberg, Arnoldsche 2021