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Studio K
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Studio K, Inc.
4808 N. 40th Place
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Phone: (602) 381 8819
Cell: (602) 573-9987
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Website: www.studiokphx.com


Artist: Kimberly Harris

Biography:

Originally from Peoria, Illinois, I moved to Arizona to attend architecture school at Arizona State University in 1977. I am an architect transformed to artist, although I still have a limited practice designing hospitality projects.

I work in a variety of mediums and materials. My primary 2D medium is watercolor, but also create mixed media mono-prints. I create studio work, but also plein aire paint on location, especially on my travel adventures. The studio work is colorful, whimsical and more stylized than the plein aire work. I use color, pattern and line to animate the work.

My medium of choice to create 3D work is clay. This work has evolved over time from anthropomorphic /zoomorphic hybrid creatures to earth-block rock formations to form studies. The current work explores form studies inspired by recent residency in Vallauris, France where Picasso created his ceramic work. These pieces are decorated with whimsical pattern in colorful under glazes.

The work I create is often inspired by my travels. I am privileged to have been selected to participate in artist residencies at Zion National Park, the Skopelos Foundation in Greece, C.R.E.T.A. in Rome, Paradise Valley Community College mural project and Vallauris, France.

My commissioned work includes official artist of the Prescott Jazz Sung Blues Festival, the Estrella Mountain Jazz Festival, Tres Rios public art sculpture in Avondale, 5 large mosaic murals to Park West Mall in Glendale and 3 large steel mural for the Fun Factory in Yuma.

 


Education:

1983  Bachelor of Architecture, Arizona State University
1978 -1998, Arizona State University: Fine art classes, painting, ceramics, photography, drawing.
2021  Printmaking , Mesa Art Center, Xico (workshops)
1993-1995 , Glendale Community College, painting classes
1992- current, Phoenix College, sculpture and ceramics classes
2017/2018, 2022  Arizona Highways Photo workshops

 

Residencies:

2021  A.I.R. Vallauris, France. Fall 2021
2019  Paradise Valley Community College resident artist, fall semester 2019 and spring semester 2020. Creating 7 mosaic murals with students for the campus
2018  C.R.E.T.A. residency in Rome( September/October)
2017  Skopelos Arts Foundation, Skopelos, Greece
2015  Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists School
2013  Zion National Park, Utah

 

Exhibitions: Solo

2023  Springdale Community Center, Zion National Park, May 1 through Jun 23, 2023
2022  Beatitude campus, Phoenix, Arizona, “ Markets, Kitchens and Food “ January through April
2022  Beatitude Church, Phoenix, Arizona “ Whimsical Landscapes and Modern Abstract Prints. Ceramic: Form Studies. March through May.
2020  Mayo Hospital, Scottsdale Arizona, February thru June
2019  Mayo Clinic, “Sketches from Rome”, September thru February
2019  Metta Community Yoga Gallery, “ Travels Around the World” Phoenix, AZ April through September
2019  Featured artist for Google’s Corporate Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
2019  Shemer Art Center, exhibit ”Primitive Impact” Bob Hedrick and Kimberly Harris August/September/October
2019  Mayo Hospital Lobby, “ The Rio Series” Scottsdale, January through April
2018  CRETA residency exhibition, Rome, October
2018  Pomegranate, exhibition May through August, Phoenix
2018  Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona
2015  “Altered Landscapes” Arizona Central College
2014  “ Food for Thought”, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix
2014  “ Work from Zion and the Colorado Plateau” Boulder Arts and Cultural Center, Boulder, Utah
2014 “ Works from Rio”, The Studio Gallery, Tabula Rosa Collective
2013  Artist Studio Tour, SMOCA
2012  Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University
2012  Coffee Plantation, Scottsdale, Arizona
2009  Ensemble Medical John C. Lincoln development, Phoenix
2009  Mama Java Coffeehouse, Phoenix
2009  Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
2009  Barrio Café, Phoenix, Arizona
2006  “Watercolors”, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix
2006  “Zest Spirited Dining, Phoenix

 

Exhibitions: Group

2022  Arizona Aqueous, Tubac Fine Art Center, Award of excellence
2021  Clay exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
2021  Arizona Artist Guild Winter Exhibition, Phoenix, 2 nd place
2021  Arizona Aqueous International, Tubac, Arizona
2021  Chapelle De La Misericorde, Vallauris, France, residency
2021  Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, Peoria City Hall
2021  Arizona Artist Guild, Winter exhibition, Phoenix, Az
2021  AWA, Sky Harbor Airport Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
2021  AWA exhibition, award merit, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
2020  “Sense of Place” Holland Gallery, Carefree, AZ
2020  Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek, AZ. Watercolor and rock formation sculpture exhibition.
2020  Glendale Fine Arts, sculpture
2019  22 x30 Exhibition, Holland Gallery, Carefree, AZ
2019  AWA exhibition fall, Chandler Center for the Arts, Award of Excellence
2019  Triptych Triad exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix
2019  Celebration of Artists, West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ
2019  AWA exhibition, Fountain Hills, Best of Show
2018  CWA exhibition at the University Club/Herberger, Phoenix
2018  AAG, award of merit, Surprise, AZ
2018  “ Visual Feasting”, Herberger Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
2018  “Arizona Aqueous”, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona, jurors award
2018  Celebration of Artists” West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ. Award
2018  Phoenix College student show, Vanguard Award at Phoenix Art Museum
2017  “Western Federation Watercolor”, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Fine Art, Eugene, Oregon
2017  “Glendale Arts Council Exhibit”, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, award
2017  “Raku”, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix
2017  through 1990 Contemporary watercolorist annual exhibit, best of show, award of excellence, merit awards
2017  Phoenix College Student Show
2016  Arizona Artists Guild Winter exhibit, phoenix, award
2016  “Under the Influence”, The University Club, Phoenix
2016  “ Hispanic Heritage” Herberger Theater, Phoenix
2016  “Adventures in Watercolor, 22 x 30, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix
2016  AWA exhibit, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, best in show
2016  Arizona Clay, Shemer Art Center, phoenix
2016  “Arizona Aqueous”, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2015  “ All Art Arizona”, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona
2015  “ Artist of Promise”, Maricopa County Community Colleges
2015  “ Action, Excitement, Entertainment, Herberger Theater, Phoenix
2015  “Arizona Aqueous”, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2015  “Glendale Arts Council Exhibit”, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, award
2015  AWA exhibit, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, award
2015  “Build It”, The Idea Museum, Mesa, Arizona
2014  “Ways of the Water”, Herberger Theater, phoenix
2014  AWA exhibit, Scottsdale Artist School,
2014  AWA exhibit, Peoria City Hall
2014  “ Celebration of Artists”, Peoria City Hall
2014  “Bon Voyage”, The Idea Museum, Mesa Arizona
2014  515 Gallery, Roosevelt Row, Phoenix
2013  515 Gallery, Roosevelt Row, Phoenix
2013  “Western Federation of Watercolor Societies”, Dallas Texas
2012  “ Best of AWA”, Mesa Art Center
2012  “Glendale Arts Council Exhibit”, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, award
2012  Arizona Clay Exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix
2012  Phoenix College exhibit, Eric Fischel Gallery and Phoenix Art Museum, award
2012  “Comestibles” Herberger Theater, Phoenix
2012  Ceramic exhibit, Tempe Post Office
2012  “ 12 x 12”, 515 Gallery, Roosevelt Row, Phoenix
2011  Dias de las Muertos” Urban Beans, Phoenix
2011  515 Gallery, Roosevelt Row, Phoenix
2011  Phoenix College exhibit, Eric Fischel Gallery, award
2009  Vistas show” Church of beatitudes, Phoenix
2009  NCECA exhibition, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Phoenix
2012  Phoenix College exhibit, Eric Fischel Gallery and Phoenix Art Museum, award
2006  Sculpture exhibit, Spanish Village, Carefree, AZ awards
1998 – 2010  Valley of the Sun United Way gallery, Phoenix

 

Art Tours

2021 Camelback Studio Tour, host
2018, 2019, 2020 ASU Ceramic Research Center Studio Tours
2019  Camelback Studio Tour
2019  Community Market, Forest Lakes, AZ
2018  Hidden in the Canyon, Art Studio Tour, Black Canyon City
2014, 2015, 2016 2020 Shemer Art in the Garden

 

Installations/Projects:

2022  Mural commission for Goodyear Aerospace, Flite “Hummingbirds in Flight and Goodyear Blimp” 8’-0” H x 18’-0” W
2021  Illustration/bookcover for new book, “Slot Canyons” by author David Lee
2022  Mural commission for Goodyear Aerospace, Flite, timeline mural ( starting)
2021  Painted gypsy wagon for Lou St. Germain, Forest Lakes, AZ.
2021  Sculpture commission for the Swearingen Residence, Scottsdale, steel
2021  Sculpture commission Paquette Residence, Phoenix, ceramic hybrid animal
2020  Arizona’s Governors Art Awards, “Frolic” ceramic stoneware
2020  Mosaic mural project, Paradise Valley Community College Campus, 7 Mosaic mural panels.
2019  Flite: Art Branding Concepts and Mural for the Goodyear Aerospace Complex , 27’ x 31’
2019  Illustration/bookcover for new book, “Mine Talings” by author David Lee
2017  Public art sculpture, Avondale City Center
2015  Series of watercolors for the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix
2014  Illustration for Book of Poetry,” Blue Bonnets, Firewheels and Black-eyed Suzan’s, author: David Lee
2013  Mosaic panels at back bar, Serrano Restaurant, Mesa, Arizona
2012  Metal sculptures for “Huber Wedding ceremony”
2012  Commission to create painting/puzzle for Ensemble medical developers
2009  3 large metal murals, Fun Factory, Yuma Arizona
2008  5 large exterior mosaic murals, Park West Mall, Glendale, Arizona
2006  Painted mural, Spectrum Café, Scottsdale, Arizona
2006  Steel screen sculptures, Radius Nightclub, Scottsdale, Arizona
2001  Stone and cast glass murals, Sapporo Restaurant, Scottsdale, Arizona
2000  Official artist of the “Estrella Mountain Jazz Festival” Estrella, AZ
1999  Murals Tomatoes’ Bistro, Phoenix
1999  Official artist of the “Estrella Mountain Jazz Festival” Estrella, AZ
1997  Large steel sculpture, Roy’s Restaurant, Scottsdale, Arizona
1995  Official artist of the “Jazz Sung Blues Festival”, Prescott Arizona

 

Teaching:

2021  Ceramic workshops, Shemer art Center, Phoenix
2020  Ceramic workshops, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
2018  Plein aire watercolor workshop, Boulder Arts Council, Boulder, Utah
2015  Ceramic workshop at Catitude Gallery, Avondale, Arizona
2014  Workshop on Travel Journals, Idea Museum, Mesa Arizona
2011, 2012  Adjunct professor teaching studio design at Arizona State University in College of Architecture
2010, 2011 Ceramics workshops at Southwest Research Center for Autism, young adults

 

Collections:

2021  A.I.R. Vallauris international collection , 3 pieces
2019  “Google” special event exhibition and corporate collection, Scottsdale
2019  Phoenix Services Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ ( 2 watercolors)
2018/2019  Delta Hotel, Marriott Brand, Mesa Arizona
2019  Mural at “Flite”, Goodyear Areospace
2018  C.R.E.T.A. International collection in Rome, Italy
2018  Marriott Hotel, Café Azul, Mesa, Arizona
2018  City of Peoria, Arizona, city collection
2017  Skopelos Arts Foundation, international collection Skopelos Greece
2014  Phoenix Children’s Hospital Mercy Gilbert
2013  National Park Collection, Zion National Park
2013 to 2018  “Works from Rio”, Phoenix Mayor office
2008  Ensemble Investments, Phoenix
2004  Specialty Financial, Reno, Nevada

 

Representation:

2018 to present  Practical Art, Phoenix, Arizona
2018  Sho and Tel Gallery, Rock Springs, Arizona
2016 to present  Shemer Art Center, gift shop, Phoenix, Az
2013 to present  DeZion Gallery, Springdale, Utah
2014 to 2017  Lawerence Dunham Winery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2014 to present  Pole’s Place Gallery, Boulder, Utah
2013 to 2017  Catitude Gallery, Avondale, Arizona
2012 to present The Studio Gallery, Tabularosa Collective, Phoenix
2013 to 2017 Catitude Gallery, Avondale, Arizona
2009 to 2011  Another Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2009 to 2010  2345 Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2006 to present  Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ
1997 To 2006  Artismo Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Checkerboard Mountain
Checkerboard Mountain

 

 

Cluck You
Cluck You

 

 

Saint Paul de Vence
Saint Paul de Vence

 

 

Rio XII
Rio XII

 

 

Diamond Point
Diamond Point

 

 

Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese