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5120 W. Straight Arrow Lane PHOENIX, AZ 85083
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Kim Walker

PHOENIX, AZ

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About Kim Walker

Kim Walker Resume
www.kimwalkerart.com - kim@kimwalkerart.com - phone 602-550-1987

Education - Arizona State University -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting - Summa Cum Laude – Dec.13, 2001

Current Gallery Representation
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery ~ 800 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 111, Bellevue, Washington
Group Exhibit “Reflections” Jan.13, 2016 – Feb. 6, 2016
“Reflections of Nature” Solo Exhibition Aug.11 – Sept. 8, 2013 – Group Show Fall 2013 –
Group Show Spring 2012 -Holiday Group Show Dec. 14, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012,
Group Show May 11-June 5, 2011, -“Revisited” -Group Show April 13-May 8, 2011
and Group Show March 10-April 11, 2010
Wild Holly Art Gallery ~ 22 Easy Street, Carefree, Arizona
Renee Taylor Gallery ~ 336 Highway 179 in Tlaquepaque, Sedona, Arizona
A Gallery Fine Art ~ 73-956 El Paseo, Palm Desert, California
Yuma Arts Center ~ 254 South Main Street, Yuma, Arizona
West Valley Arts HQ ~ 16216 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ

Juried and Invitational Art Exhibitions
West Valley Art Museum Celebration of Artists 2017 – March 13 - April 20, 2017
"Art in Public Places" Anthem Civic Building - 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ - January 27 - May 19, 2017
Desert Foothills Gallery Contemporary Art Show 2017 - 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, AZ - January 27 - March 24, 2017
Herberger Gallery At Arizona Center - "Tiny Art" Exhibit - January 20 - March 9, 2017
Glendale Arts Council -54th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition Awarded "Best In Show" - January 11 - 29, 2017
Sonoran Small Works Art Show - Red Truck Trading Company - Cave Creek, AZ - December 2, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Sage Art Show at Holland Center - December 2-3, 2017
Arizona Artist's Guild Winter Exhibition -November 13 - January 7, 2017
2016 Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour - November 18-20 & 25-27 -Guest Artist at Feather Heart Studio
Hidden in the Hills Showcase - Desert Foothills Library – October 7, 2016 – January 27, 2017
University Club – Art As A Means Of Expression to Reinforce Identity – October 3 - December 1, 2016
Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center – Nature Nurtures Us – Sept. 16-November 15, 2016
Desert Foothills Gallery – Hot Art/Cool Show – May 13 - October 7, 2016
West Valley Art Museum – Celebration of Artists 2016 – March 28-May 12, 2016 – 3rd Place Award/Mixed Media
The Berkely Art Works 6th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit – March 30 – April 30, 2016
Phoenix Airport Museum - 2015 Southwest Invitational Exhibition - Feb 17 - Aug 15, 2016
Desert Foothills Gallery – Contemporary Art Show 2016 – Jan. 8 – March 25, 2016
Glendale Arts Council – 53rd Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition – 2nd Place Award/Mixed Media - Jan. 13 – Jan. 24, 2016
Coconino Center for the Arts - 2015 Southwest Invitational Exhibition - Jan 12 - Feb 17, 2016
Tubac Center of the Arts - 2015 Southwest Invitational Exhibition - Oct 28 - Dec 28, 2015
Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour – Costello’s Old Mill Studio – Nov. 20,21,22 & Nov. 27, 28, 29, 2015
Hidden In The Hills Showcase - Desert Foothills Gallery – Oct. 2, 2015-Jan. 8, 2016
Herberger Theater Center – Seasons and Cycles – Oct. 2, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016
Prescott College Art Gallery /Sam Hill Warehouse-2015 Southwest Invitational -Sep 5 -Oct 17, 2015
Cougar Crest Estate Winery – Wine, Food, and Art Event – Solo Featured Artist – July 16, 2015
West Valley Art HQ - 2015 Southwest Invitational Exhibition - Jun 26 - Aug 7, 2015
Desert Foothills Gallery – Hot Summer Cool Art Show 2015-5/29-10/3/2015
Yuma Art Center 2015 Southwest Invitational Exhibition - Apr 10 - May 30, 2015
Shemer Art Center – Force of Nature – May 7 – June 18, 2015
Orange County Creatives – Celebrating the Abstract – May 4-29, 2015
West Valley Art Museum - Celebration of Artists 2015 - Mar 23 - May 14, 2015
Herberger Theater Center - Objects d'Art Auction - Mar 20, 2015
Orange County Creatives Gallery - Tiny Bites - Feb 1 - Mar 20, 2015
Sonoran Arts League - Desert Foothills Library -Contemporary Art Show - Jan 30 - Mar 27, 2015
Glendale Arts Council - 52nd Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition - Jan 10 - Jan 25, 2015
Sonoran Arts League Office - Loaned Artwork - Dec 17 - May 30, 2015
Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour - Costello's Old Mill Studio #36 - Nov 21 – Nov 30, 2014
Sonoran Arts League - Desert Foothills Llibrary - Hidden in the Hills Showcase - Oct 3 - Dec 5, 2014
Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery “The Ways of Water” Exhibit – Oct. 3 – Dec. 1, 2014
Phoenician Resort – April 25, 2014 – Camelback Ballroom
West Valley Art Museum/Peoria Arts Commission - Celebration of Artists 2014 – Mar 31-May 14, 2014
Solo Art Exhibition - Mayo Clinic – April 17 through July 17,2014
Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery "Balance" Group Exhibition – Jan. 10 - Mar 2, 2014
Shemer Art Center-Making Connections-Water and Life in a Desert City- Oct 24-Nov 20, 2013- SRP award
West Valley Art Museum, Celebration of Artists 2013 – April 22- June 13, 2013
Glendale Arts Council – 50th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition – Feb. 6-Feb. 24, 2013
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Campus - Solo Exhibition November 2011
City of Peoria's "Celebration of Artists 2011" – March 7-17, 2011
Glendale Arts Council - 48th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition – Jan. 26 - Feb 20, 2010 - Purchase Award-purchased by City of Glendale
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Scottsdale, Arizona - Solo Exhibition - Nov. 10, 2010 – Feb. 17, 2011
Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale, Arizona / Solo Exhibition - November 19-February 4, 2010
City of Tempe Galleries/Tempe Library “Preserve, Sustain and Innovate” - June 3 – Oct.13, 2010
City of Peoria’s “Celebration of the Artists” – February 26, 2010 – March 19, 2010 - First Place Mixed Media
Celebrating Art of the West Valley IV - West Valley Art Museum - Surprise, AZ - May 22 –Sept. 6, 2009
Yuma Art Center - ”Mother Earth” – solo exhibition - April 15 - May 31, 2009
ASU College of Nursing and Herberger School of Art - Art for Health - Exhibition and Sale to benefit Friends/Amigos of Breaking the Cycle – May 1, 2009
Glendale Arts Council - 46th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition – Jan. 28 – Feb. 22, 2009
Herberger Theater Center - “Singularity” - January 10 – March 29, 2009
City of Tempe Community Galleries/Tempe Library “Flower and Fauna” Aug. 28 – Dec. 4, 2008
City of Tempe Community Galleries/Connections Café “Falling Leaves” Aug. 21 – Nov. 13, 2008
Celebrating Art of the West Valley III -West Valley Art Museum- Surprise, Arizona - May 16 - July 27, 2008
ASU College of Nursing and Herberger School of Art - Art for Health - Exhibition and Sale to benefit Friends/Amigos of Breaking the Cycle – May 2, 2008
Herberger Theater Center - “Garden of the Soul” - April 4 – June 30, 2008
Arizona State University Mercado Galleria - “Reflections of Deeper Connections” - March 3-31, 2008
Glendale Arts Council - 45th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition – Jan.23 – Feb.17, 2008
Herberger Theater Center - Layers of Meaning - April – June 2007
Glendale Arts Council - 44th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition - March 28 – April 16, 2007
Arrowhead Lakes Fine Art And Culinary Festival - March 17, 2007
Alwun House - Phoenix, AZ “Exquisite Nature” / Two Artist Show – Sept. 8th – Oct. 6th, 2006
Glendale Arts Council - 43rd Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition - March 29 – April 15, 2006 -“First Place Award”– Mixed Media -Painting purchased by City of Glendale
New Vision Spiritual Growth Center - Scottsdale, Arizona - Feb. – March 2006
ASU Herberger College of Fine Arts - 2004 Alumni Arts Festival Art Walk - Nov. 6, 2004

Previously Showing at
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Wild Holly Gallery, Vail Village Arts, Manos Fine Art, Gallery 203B, Desert Art Source, Philinda Gallery, Pippin Meikle Fine Art,
Canyon Road Contemporary, Gallery 360, Crossroads Contemporary, The Timmel Collection, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Proctor Fine Art, The Rowan Tree,
Legend City Studios, Xanadu Gallery, Duley-Jones Gallery, Miranda Galleries, Art One Gallery, ASU Step Gallery

Public Art Installation - Duncan Family Farms - Goodyear, AZ - 10 ft X 65 ft. Mural Installed Oct. 2001
Guest Lecture - Arizona State University College of Fine Art - “The Artist after Graduation” - Apr 24, 2003
Misc. - Local Artist Spot on “The Garden Guy” - Channel 3 Television - October 2002

Publications
Glendale Daily Planet, Jan. 8, 2017
2016 Hidden In The Hills Magazine
http://www.theartsbeacon.com/thursday-november-10-2016/thursday-november-10-2016
2015 Hidden In The Hills Magazine
Prescott Daily Courier, 2015
Foothills Focus, 2015
Southwest Invitational Exhibition Catalog, 2015
Hidden In The Hills Directory, 2014
Mayo Clinic 2014 Calendar for Humanities in Medicine
American Art Collector, Issue 87, January 2013
Mayo Clinic 2011 Calendar for Humanities in Medicine
Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, Sept. 24-30, 2010
Tempe Center for the Arts (newsletter), Summer 2008
The Collector’s Guide (Arizona) 2007-2008 Vol. 2
Desert Art Scene, Annual Issue 2007/08
The Collector’s Guide (Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque) 2007-2008 Vol. 21, No. 1
Arrowhead Ranch Independent, April 2007 and Arrowhead Lakes HOA Newsletter, March 2007
Art Talk, February 2007
Sedona Magazine, Summer 2006
Arrowhead Life, November 2005
Sedona Magazine, Winter 2005
Sedona Magazine, Fall 2005
Focus Santa Fe, June-July 2004
Inside Santa Fe, Volume 5, No. 1, 2004
America West Magazine, March 2004
Art and Antiques, January 2004
Phoenix Home and Garden, January 2004

Artist Statement

When you look at my artwork, please realize you are looking at not only paint but also actual botanic elements from nature such as leaves, petals, etc. In addition to my current artworks I can also create custom paintings utilizing flowers from your own special occasions like a wedding, memorial, anniversary, birthday, etc.
The process of painting and connections to nature are both great passions in my life. Painting allows me the quiet and thoughtful internal dialogue that refreshes my spirit. My compositions are intended to be a reverent reflection of the beauty, inspiration, and meaningful lessons found in the gifts of nature. I believe connections to nature are indispensable to all people. I have learned that even if your day allows only brief moments to take in the wonder of the intricate beauty of a flower petal or leaf or to simply experience a view into nature from your window, it has the potential to touch our lives in a profound and heartening way. This belief resulted many years ago in the inclusion of botanical elements into my mixed media compositions. My art making takes me on a spiritual journey as I seek and collect natural elements, which I then press and later incorporate into my paintings and 3-d art. I trust my art to show great reverence to nature while providing viewers a personal connection to the natural world in a unique and unexpected realm. Also, because I am greatly inspired by the insights and wisdom of life’s experiences, along with many metaphoric lessons found in nature, poetry is an integral part of my art. I feel that my paintings and my poetry go hand-in-hand and complement each other. Therefore, each painting includes one of my original poems that I hand-write on the back of each composition.

My art is represented by various galleries and also shown in numerous juried art competitions and invitational installations. It is part of private, corporate, and municipal collections in the United States and abroad and for this I am grateful. Most importantly, however, it is extraordinary to wake each day knowing I will spend time in my studio creating art. It brings great joy into my life as well as a treasured peacefulness. I once read in a book by Rebecca Wells, “use everything in your life to create your art”. This intention is at the heart of my paintings and my poetry. Thank you for taking the time to view my art and to feel the connections to nature.

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