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Kim Piotrowski
updated: 01/07/2011
website: www.kimpiotrowski.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Poisoned Optimist
In The Evening
Forever Blue
Love in Plasma
Pillow Road
Lakeside Arsenal
Innocent Enough
Vintage Me
Twirl Fool
The Taker
Sunken Glory
She King
Ages Spent
LUVU!!!
Mumbai Holiday
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, abstract, violence, gestural, organic, surreal, political
 
 
Poisoned Optimist by Kim Piotrowski
Poisoned Optimist
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
60" x  48" 
In The Evening by Kim Piotrowski
In The Evening
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
96" x  60" 
Forever Blue by Kim Piotrowski
Forever Blue
mixed media and collage on synthetic paper
2010
26" x  20" 
Love in Plasma by Kim Piotrowski
Love in Plasma
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
96" x  60" 
Pillow Road by Kim Piotrowski
Pillow Road
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
60" x  96" 
Lakeside Arsenal by Kim Piotrowski
Lakeside Arsenal
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
40" x  26" 
Innocent Enough by Kim Piotrowski
Innocent Enough
mixed media on synthetic paper
2010
26" x  40" 
Vintage Me by Kim Piotrowski
Vintage Me
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 
Twirl Fool by Kim Piotrowski
Twirl Fool
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 
The Taker by Kim Piotrowski
The Taker
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 
Sunken Glory by Kim Piotrowski
Sunken Glory
mixed media on synthetic paper
009
40" x  26" 
She King by Kim Piotrowski
She King
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 
Ages Spent by Kim Piotrowski
Ages Spent
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40 " x  26 " 
LUVU!!! by Kim Piotrowski
LUVU!!!
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 
Mumbai Holiday by Kim Piotrowski
Mumbai Holiday
mixed media on synthetic paper
2009
40" x  26" 

Artist Statement
For years the content informing my abstract work has been both a pointed grab of subject matter from current events and my charged painterly response.  In the last two years, I've been working in series and have made a number of paintings from iconic images such as crowns, beds and guns.  I've learned that the choice of imagery stems from a common notion of vulnerability.  This includes the physical, material and psychological aspects as well as how they interrelate to the ideas of power.  Through the process, parallels unfold that are very exciting to paint about. 

By experimenting with new materials and working solely on paper, I've been able to meld drawing and painting together in a manner that produces immediacy in my abstractions. This evokes both an emotional and thoughtful response to these icons within the context of today and leads me to a new door of meaning through the language of paint.

Artist Bio / CV

Selected Exhibitions:

2011 Kim Piotrowski at Grolle - pass:projects, Wuppertal, Germany (upcoming)

2011 Artadia Chicago Group Show at DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (upcoming)

2010 Ah Wilderness! Group Show, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL 

2010 Kim Piotrowski: Beds & Guns, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010 Kim Piotrowski: Crowns, 65Grand, Chicago, IL

2010 "The Death of Painting is Dead" Group Show, Hite Gallery, University of Louisville, KY

2009 abstWACKtion, Bad Dog Gallery, Dekalb, IL

2008 "Blow Out - Kim Piotrowski", MCAC, Bloomington, IL 

2008 "Visions" Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2007 "Peace Points", Union League Club of Chicago

2006 "Swellings: Kim Piotrowski", Skestos Gabriele, Chicago

2006 "On Paper", Group Show, Skestos Gabriele, Chicago

2005 "Domestic Force", The Guest Room, Chicago

2002 "Kim Piotrowski", International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago

2002 "Art Chicago Group Show", Fassbender Stevens Gallery, Chicago

2001 "influence Chicago influence", Arena Gallery, Chicago

2001 "Small Jewels", Fassbender Gallery, Chicago

2000 "New Paintings: Kim Piotrowski", Stux Gallery, NYC

2000 "Kim Piotrowski", Fassbender Gallery, Chicago

1999 "Kim Piotrowski", Stux Gallery, NYC

1998 "Abstract Chicago", Klein Artworks, Chicago

1998 "Traces", Ukranian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago

1995 "Milk & Muscle", DesignArc, Santa Barbara, CA

1995 "Chicago Abstract Painters", Evanston, IL

1994 "The Leaf, the Bloosom or the Bole?", Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA. 1987

Awards:

2010 Ragdale Foundation Residency Grant

2009 Illinois Arts Council Visirual Artist Finalist Grant

2008 Artadia Artist Grant, NYC

2002 Illinois Arts Council Visual Artist Grant

1998 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC