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Kimberly Kalifornia

Born in Los Gatos CA

Lives & works in Aptos, CA

My artwork is an introspective exploration of my life circumstances, similar to writing in a personal diary. I create compelling visual poetry compositions through the fusion of words, symbolism, and the application of layered textured media. My Art is based on a thorough analysis of the past, a heightened awareness of the present, and a curious exploration of the future. These vehicles serve as my inspiration for creating vivid and dynamic images that capture a single moment in time, translated with splatters, smears, carvings, collage and paint on a surface. I offer the observer an opportunity to embark on a visual journey through intricate strata, gouges, drips, delicate transparencies, symbolic elements, and gooey thick smeared surfaces, allowing them to cultivate their own interpretation or emotional response to each artwork.

Education

Ringling School of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture with honors 1999                    RSAD Sarasota FL

Art Exhibitions

  • "Best of Ringling", (Group) Selby Gallery, Sarasota FL 1996

  • "5 oz. of Milk", (Group) 508 Gallery, Sarasota FL 1996

  • "Team Adventure", (Group) New York Studio Program/AICAD, Manhattan NY 1997

  • "Best of Ringling", (Group) Selby Gallery, Sarasota FL 1998

  • "Summer Sicker than Others", (Group) 508 Gallery, Sarasota FL 1998

  • "Revisitation", (Solo) 508 Gallery, Sarasota FL 1998

  • "Works in Progress", (Group) 508 Gallery, Sarasota FL 1998

  • "The Devil’s Advocate", (Group) The Brownstone, Sarasota FL 1998

  • "Best of Ringling", (Group) Selby Gallery, Sarasota FL 1999

  • "Raise the Dust", (Solo) 508 Gallery, Sarasota FL 1999

  • "Generations II", (Group) A.I.R. Gallery, Manhattan NY 2000

  • "Brookdale Juried Exhibition", (Group) Brookdale College, Lincroft NJ 2001

  • "Recent Works", (Solo) The Downtown Cafe, Red Bank NJ 2001

  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", (Group) The Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ 2002

  • "Spring Arts Show", (Group) The Oakland House, Red Bank NJ 2002

  • "Recent Works", (Solo) The Downtown Cafe, Red Bank NJ 2002

  • "Snapshots of the Mind", (Solo) Divine Madness, Asbury Park NJ 2002

  • "Whitman Philadelphia Expo", (Solo) Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA 2009

Volunteer

Monmouth County Fair, judge of 4-H art exhibit 2001

Monmouth County Fair, judge of 4-H art exhibit 2002

Monmouth County Fair, judge of 4-H art exhibit 2003

Awards

  • Best of Ringling School of Art Award 1996

  • Adopt A Student Scholarship, faculty nominated 1996

  • New York Studio Program/AICAD acceptance (one semester in NYC), faculty nominated 1997

  • Best of Ringling School of Art Award 1998

  • Best of Ringling School of Art Award 1999

  • Honorable Mention, Brookdale College 2001

Published Articles

"Liza Lou Beadazzles the Art world", C.O.W. Contemporary Optical Waves, February 1999, p.8

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