KIM CLARK (Alum)

Born 1980, Concord, California
Practiced at Creative Growth 2000–2019

Kim is heavily influenced by pop culture, idolizing everything from Elvis to the Twilight Saga to current films. Generally sourcing from movie posters or internet printouts, Kim converts the saccharine, digitally perfect figures into her own expressive style reminiscent of Egon Schiele’s pulled and distorted figuration. She is skilled at both drawing and painting and approaches her subjects with reverence, unfettered enthusiasm, and humor. With a voracious appetite for the glossy covers of celebrity tabloids, Kim has recently taken to memorializing recently passed stars through embroidered textile portraits, including everyone from Hollywood’s A-list like Paul Walker and Robin Williams, to the more obscure like Bob Hoskins and Ann B. Davis.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Gifted: The Self-Taught Genius of Creative Growth, Nina Johnsn Gallery, Miami, curated by Kim Hastreiter

2017
Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco

2015
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Vis-à-vis, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Art Fair Tokyo, Japan

2013
Creative Growth, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco

2012
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs
Paper Magazine’s Super-Duper Market, New York

2010
Forces of Change, Oakland Museum, Oakland

2009
Boxed Foods, San Francisco