Kim Lindaberry
Interdisciplinary Visual Artist • Kansas City, Missouri

ARTIST STATEMENT

My Fools of Grace, also known as Travelers, are an amalgamation of my reflections on our place in the universe -- where we came from, what we are today, and how we might evolve or perish.

These humanoid creatures travel between worlds of awareness and existence and as they evolve they are revealing the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, and transcendent aspects of their nature and ours.

Their character is informed by my many years of wonder about the dynamics of the cosmos, and the science, myths, and religions that humans build to comprehend those dynamics.  Single or paired, the hand-made clay sculptures and their photographic transformations are recognizably human-like – creepy and grotesque, maybe, but not immediately threatening.  The prime numbers and apparent parts of equations which often populate the background of the two-dimensional works signify a deterministic “ground of being” which propagates individual beings with uniqueness and mystery.

My Fools and Travelers want to continue exploring and explaining existence. They will evolve – perhaps as earthlings have in technology, in physical form, in sexual types and practices, in art -- and almost undoubtedly in other ways that we cannot yet describe or even imagine.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

1976 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, B.F.A. Ceramics

1987 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, M.F.A. Sculpture

 

Exhibitions:

2017  • MCC District-Wide Art Faculty Exhibition
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

2016 • Kansas City Flatfile & Videofile Invitational
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2016 • MCC District-Wide Art Faculty Exhibition
MCC-Maple Woods Jennie Frederick Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2015  • MCC District-Wide Art Faculty Exhibition
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

2013 • 100 at 100
Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (Juror Jerry Cullum) (catalogue)

2013 • Urban Suburban Sustenance & Abundance Exhibition & Art Auction
The Epsten Gallery, Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (catalogue)

2013 & 2011 & 2009 • MCC-Longview Art Faculty Biennial
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

2011 • Celestial Terrestrials: Between Heaven And Earth
Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri (Curator Elizabeth Kirsch) (catalogue)

2009 & 2008 • MCC Faculty Show – Anna’s Room
Carter Arts Center • MCC-Penn Valley, Kansas City, Missouri

2008 • Gatherings
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

2003 • Sock Monkeys
Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (Invitation)

1989 • Animal Imagery, New Forms New Functions (Juror’s Award of Recognition)
Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Juror Leonard Koscianski) (catalogue)

1988 • On The Wall, Off The Floor, Sculpture
New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (Juried)

1987 • Creative Continuum / Eleven Georgia Artists
Atlanta, Georgia

1987 • The Rules Are There Are No Rules
The Underlying Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (solo)

1987 • Mardis Gras Show (Special Invitation)
DeKalb Council of the Arts, Decatur, Georgia

1986 • Southern Homes Art Show (Award Winner)
Atlanta, Georgia (Juried)

1986 • Mattress Factory Show For Fun & Profit
Atlanta, Georgia

1986 • Arts Festival Of Atlanta –Mattress Factory Group Show
Atlanta, Georgia

1985 • The Last Great, The All New Mattress Factory Show
Atlanta, Georgia

1985 • Spotlight '85 Touring Show (Special Selection from Spotlight '85)                       
National Tour (Juried)

1985 • Spotlight '85 (Award Winner)
Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia (Juried)

1985 • The Alternative Biennale Of 1985
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Juror Alan Sondheim)

1985 • Mardis Gras Show
DeKalb Council For The Arts, Decatur, Georgia (Juried)

1984 • Wood Is Warm And Wonderful
Private Stock Gallery - Sybil Kahn & Co., Kansas City, Missouri

 

Press, Publications & Catalogues:

2013 • Urban Suburban Sustenance & Abundance Exhibition & Art Auction, Show Catalogue

2013 • 100 @ 100 • Exhibition Catalogue • http://www.blurb.com/b/4578405-100-at-100

2011 • Kansas City Star, Celestial Terrestrials: Between Heaven And Earth, November 17

2011 • Celestial Terrestrials: Between Heaven And Earth • Exhibition Catalogue  • http://issuu.com/abbyfeldman/docs/ct_brochure

2005 • Ceramics Monthly, March Issue

1989 • Animal Imagery, New Forms New Functions • Exhibition Catalogue

1986 • Southern Homes Magazine, Time Inc. Lifestyle Group

1985 • Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Georgia, November Issue

1980 • Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book Two, Taunton Press

 

Professional Affiliations: 

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) member

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) member

Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri (member)

Artist, Inc., Professional Development Online Community (member) Professional Development:

2015 • Public Art: A Path to Satisfaction, Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, Professional Development Seminar

2011 • Artist, Inc., Professional Development Seminar
UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center & The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

2009 • Rethinking Photography: Image, Technology And Practice
Photography and Digital Filmmaking Symposium, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2008 • The Artist’s Role In The Global Village
Sculpture Symposium, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2005-2007 • Architectural design collaboration, Gould Evans Affiliates, Kansas City, Missouri, MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Project

2003 • Driven By Design
Apple Seminar Series, CompuMasters, Kansas City, Missouri

2002 • The Conference For Adobe Photoshop Users
CompuMasters, Kansas City, Missouri

2002 • Riffs Rhythm Regeneration
36th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

2000-2001 • CDFM2 Architecture Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, MCC-Longview Liberal Arts Building Expansion Project

2001 • Mastering The Art Of Digital Video
DVD Fundamentals Seminar, Adobe Software, Kansas City, Missouri

 

Recognitions & Awards:

2011 • Inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
In Recognition of Exemplary Guidance and Service to Students, Outstanding Mentor and Excellence in Teaching, MCC-Longview, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

1989 • Animal Imagery, New Forms New Functions (Juror’s Award of Recognition)
Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

1985 • Spotlight '85 (Award Winner)
Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

1986 • Southern Homes Art Show (Award Winner)
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Teaching and Other Employment History:

1999 - 2015 •Metropolitan Community College - Longview, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Lecturer/Instructor

1996 - 1998 • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, Instructor

1990 - 1999 • Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, Props Artisan,

1994 • The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, Lecturer/Instructor 

1988 • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Ceramics Lecturer/Instructor

1987 • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Graduate Teaching Assistant

1985 - 1988 • Beasley Pottery and Ironworks, Atlanta, Georgia, Sculpture Studio Assistant

1984 - 1988 • Caroline Montague Studio, Atlanta, Georgia, Sculpture Studio Assistant

1981 – 1984 • Stanley Innerworks, Kansas City, Missouri, Journeyman Woodworker

1976 -1981 • Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Central Shop Technical Assistant

 

Art Representation & Gallery Affiliations:

Douglas Drake Fine Art (http://www.artnet.com/galleries/drake-fine-art/)

Sean Kelly Contemporary Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

 

Artwork Contributions to Nonprofit Organization Fundraisers:

2015 & 2013 & 2011 & 2009 • KCAI Art And Design Auction (scholarship fundraisers)
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2013 • Urban Suburban Sustenance & Abundance Exhibition & Art Auction
The Epsten Gallery, KC Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

2010 & 2009 • Empty Bowls For One Good Meal (food pantry fundraisers)
Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

1995 • Ken Ferguson Scholarship Fund Exhibition & Auction (scholarship fundraiser)
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

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