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Kim Powell

Hometown: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Based in: Austin, Texas

Kim Powell is an American multidisciplinary artist who creates work based on intuitive abstraction, rich in color and bursting with movement and depth. She earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and continued her studies in painting at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2010, she studied painting with American painter John Alexander via the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

In 2017, she was part of the Eros group painting exhibition, curated by Andrew Fisher of the Fisher-Wiseman Collection. There, she examined sensuality and the abstraction of the human body. A solo exhibition soon followed, exploring questions surrounding cultural identity and how countries have unique visual languages. Powell's current work explores channels of awareness, and as interconnected beings, she invites viewers to visit a realm beyond the physical but in a space-between.

Powell exhibits regularly, both online and off. Most recently, she participated in a group exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, Texas. Powell also works with creative directors and art consultants, providing unique work for special projects. Her work is collected internationally.

 



Kim Powell In The Studio

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More About Kim Powell

Question IconWhat inspires you?

The beauty of nature, emotions, and exploring consciousness.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

When I begin a painting, I align my energy to the present moment. I allow intuition to guide me to colors, brushes, and tools. I trust what comes and intend to stay loose and free while making deliberate marks and movements. Contemplations that were once internal become externalized as shapes, textures, and colors. As a painting unfolds and begins to take shape, structures arise. Layer upon layer, I obscure, reveal, and obscure again, and a puzzle to solve emerges. The final result is a completed painting, which acts as an expression of the unconscious.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Moving, bold, free.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Miyoko Ito, Roberto Matta, Gerhard Richter, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler .... and so many more!

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Openness.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Trust your instincts.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Music, meditation, listening to deep thinkers, and travel.


Credentials

Awards

Rhode Island School of Design, Excellence in the Arts

1987

Exhibitions

Wolf Gallery, Summer Show

United States of America, 2023

The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX

United States of America, 2023

Gallerium, Online Juried Exhibition, “Shapes & Colors.”

United States of America, 2023

The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX

United States of America, 2022

Art Fluent Gallery, Online Juried Exhibition, “Motion.”

United States of America, 2022