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As a child I had a desire, a patience, a skill for untangling knotted things no one else would bother with: necklaces, bits of string, a jump rope, the dog’s leash.  With my wagon I collected plant debris, catkins and maple seeds.  Building forts in the hedgerow at the back of the yard in my suburban Chicago neighborhood was a favorite endeavor.

 

Over the past 25 years my artwork has evolved and threaded its way back to these childhood fascinations.  I am still a gatherer of things.  Walking is important to my practice, a way to begin.  It opens the route between the external world and the inner world of the studio.  On my ritual paths, I notice changes that occur — daily and seasonally — recording what attracts my attention, 'navigating' my way through time.

 

My works are generated in series that explore theme and variation.  They are investigations of the contrasts and similarities I find in man-made things and natural elements.  I combine drawing, painting and digital photography with techniques from printmaking and bookbinding.  I love materials.  As the colors, forms, and textures reveal themselves, layer by layer, I follow the direction they give me.  The surprising results lead me on.

another june, remembered, 120 x 120", mixed media on 30 panels,

site: Providence Medical Center, Everett, WA

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Kim Kopp is a 2013 recipient of a fellowship at Jentel, an artist residency program in Wyoming.  In 2005 Kopp was an EDGE Professional Development participant and in 2002 she was awarded a GAP from Artist Trust in Washington State, as well as a residency at Centrum Arts, in Port Townsend, WA. Kim Kopp is a graduate of the University of Chicago, MFA - 1992, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA - 1987.  Kim Kopp is at present represented by Gallery IMA and SAM Gallery, both in Seattle, WA.

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E d u c a t i o n

 

1992            MFA, University of Chicago

1987            BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1993-1994   certificate, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Townsend, WA

 

A w a r d s  &  D i s t i n c t i o n s

 

2014            Painting Award, Earth Matters, Northwind Arts Center, Michael Paul Miller - curator, Port Townsend, WA

2013            Fellowship, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY

2005            Artist Trust EDGE Participant/Graduate

2002            GAP Grant, Washington State Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

                    Centrum Arts: Artist Residency, Port Townsend, WA

2001            Painting Award, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters Award, Seattle, WA

1990-92       University of Chicago Full Merit Scholarship, Chicago, IL

1989            Painting Award, Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL

 

S o l o  & T w o  P e r s o n  E x h i b i t i o n s

 

2015            "covered - uncovered", Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2013            Brief Moments, Uptown Gallery Space, Port Townsend, WA

2011            Story : Lines, Kim Kopp & Shane Miller - Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Wa

2010            new paintings-tangled, Featherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    quiet lines: in clay & on paper, Kim Kopp & Jim Kraft  - AOT Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

2009            new paintings, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent City Campus, Kent, WA

2008            pathways & echos,  Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007            kim kopp - paintings of time, Spokane Arts Commission, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

2006            the calendar project- navigations in time, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    selections from the calendar project, Kent Arts Commission Gallery, Kent, WA

                    new works, Kim Kopp & Dorothy Rissman, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

2002            roads, doors and some other things, Uptown Gallery Space, Port Townsend, WA

2000            selected works, Uptown Gallery Space, Port Townsend, WA

1998            object / nature, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA

1995            the vessel - the self, Gallery 154, Seattle, WA

                    crossing the river, 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

                    selected paintings, Bainbridge Performing Arts Center, Winslow, WA

1993            Return, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

1992            New Works, Midway Studios Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1989            Paintings and Drawings, Artphase I Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

S e l e c t e d  G r o u p  E x h i b i t i o n s

 

 

2015           Perception of Senses and Forms, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2014            Drought, Great Plaines Museum, Lincoln, NE

                    Navigate, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Earth Matters, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

2013            10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA

2012            Strait Art 2012,  Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

                    The  Robert and Nora Porter Collection, Jefferson Art & History Museum, Port Townsend, WA

                    10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA

                    Celebration of Washington Artists, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2011            Strait Art  - 25th Anniversary,  Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2010            Neighbors, AOT Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

                    10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA

2009            New Beginnings, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Strait Art ‘09,  Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2008            Group Show: Gallery Artists, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Summer Introductions 2008, Seattle Art Museum Rental & Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Small Works Group Exhibition, Kent Arts Commission, City of Kent, WA

2007            the Seed, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA

2006            from the edge: 15 artists 15 views, Works Gallery, Bellingham, WA

                    Group Exhibit Artist Trust Grant Recipients, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

                    Now & then, Collectors & their Artists, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

2005            NuArt '05: Juror's Choice, Anacortes, WA

                    Strait Art 2005, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2004            ana 33, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

                    For the Love of Land, Jefferson Land Trust, Port Townsend, WA

                    Dwellings, Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

2003            Platemarks, Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

                    Different Strokes, Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

2002            Pacific States Print Biennial, Univ. of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HA

                    Western States Small Works, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

                    Art from the City of Dreams, University House, Seattle, WA

2001            West Coast Paper, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2000            Art Outside/Sculpture Exhibition, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

                    intervals, frames & accelerations, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Bellevue Sculpture 2000, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

1999            Water, Martin Andrews Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

1998            Artists and Collectors, Edward Cain Galleries, Port Townsend, WA

                    From and for the Sea, Edward Cain Galleries, Port Townsend, WA

                    Drawings, Edward Cain Galleries, Port Townsend, WA

1996           16th Annual NW International, Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA

                    Strait Art, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA

1994            A New Wave, The 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

                    Invitational Group Show, The 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

1993            West Coast Works of Paper, Humbolt County Cultural Center, Eureka, CA

                    CAA Invitational Exhibition, S.A.I.C. Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

                    Civic Arts Foundation Show, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

                    HPAC Group Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1992            Four Emerging Artists, David and Ada Smart Museum, Chicago, IL

1989            "Regional Artists, a juried exhibition" Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL

 

C o l l e c t i o n s & C o m m i s s i o n s :

 

            Swedish Hospital, Seattle,WA

            Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA

            Providence Medical Center, Everett, WA

            Kalispel Tribal Headquarters, Spokane, WA

            Group Health Cooperative, Tacoma, WA

 

P u b l i c a t i o n s

 

2008            University of Chicago Magazine, Mar-Apr, pp. 46-47 & 51, Kott, R. On Exhibit: "One day at a time"

                    artdish.com, March 21, Faigin, Gary, "Kim Kopp at Fetherston Gallery"

                    "Gary Faigin:  Kim Kopp at Fetherston Gallery" KUOW Public Radio, Art Review/interview: Dave Beck, host

                    centrum.org, Visual Arts at Centrum, March 29, Langley, Counsel; "Just down the road from Illinois: a conversation with Kim Kopp"

                     Art Access, Seattle, WA, April,pp 8-9, Hemp, Christine; "An Echo Path"

2007            On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA: Seniuk, Jake,the Seed

                     INLANDER, Spokane, WA, July 6, 2007, Scozzaro, Carrie, Flotsam Framed

2005            Art Access, Seattle, WA , vol:14 no. 4, pg. 12-13: Katzenbach, Ann, Strait Art

2005            On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA: Seniuk, Jake,Strait Art

2002            catalog, Pacific States Print Biennial: National Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2000            Artweek, Sept. v31, #9: Allen, Lois intervals, frames and accelerations at the Froelick Adelhart Gallery

                    Portland Mercury,  June 8: K.Ellerton, intervals, frames and accelerations - Froelick Adelhart Gallery

                                Orgonian,  June 1: article, intervals, frames and accelerations at the Froelick Adelhart Gallery

                    catalog, Bellevue Sculpture 2000, Bellevue Arts Commission, Bellevue, WA

                    On Center, Pt Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA Seniuk, Jake, Out of Doors; Sculpture 2000

1998            THE Magazine, the Arts of Santa Fe, Dec.: Hemp, Christine

                    Art of the Northwest: Edward Cain Galleries

1996            On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA: Seniuk, Jake, Strait Art