Kimberly Harris

Kim Harris
Kimberly Harris

Residency Dates: September 3 - September 30, 2013
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Artist Bio: Kimberly's interest in art began in grade school and flourished in high school. After detouring into an architectural career, she began to develop her skills in watercolor, ceramics and metalwork with some formal study at local universities in Phoenix. In 1997, she formed her own design studio integrating architecture, interior design and art mixing a plethora of mediums and materials. For Kimberly, it is fun and exciting to explore new materials and ideas in sculpture, painting, ceramics and building. Design and the process of making and creating is her passion.

Kimberly's art and architectural work is inspired by her travels, love of the outdoors and passion for design. She has designed numerous restaurants, nightclubs and themed retail venues through Arizona and the southwest. Her artwork has been exhibited and represented in galleries throughout Arizona for the past 24 years. Her passion has expanded into the role of educator sharing her ideas and experiences with others.

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Artist Statement: Whimsical, playful, colorful and graphic might be words used to describe my work. I love to use pattern and intense color to animate the work and create a sense of whimsy. As an artist I create in several mediums: watercolor on paper, clay and metal. As an architect and interior designer I use various building materials to articulate my ideas. Each medium informs the other and allows for expansion. The journey informs the creative process and enhances intuition. My goal is to create inspired results.

I view the world through my own filter and I try to convey my unique perspective in my work. The content of the work is varied, but much of the work is inspired by nature and my travels to unique and exotic places. Some of the work is inspired by food and my work in restaurant design. Much of the work relates to my travels in China, South America, New Zealand and many wonderful locations throughout the west. Many artists have a desire to connect with nature through their artwork. My goal is to develop a stronger personal connection to nature through my work and develop an understanding of the specialness of a place through the experience of creating the work.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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