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kim faler
updated: 09/23/2012
website: kimfaler.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Samba
Untitled (Fence)
Untitled (Fence), detail
Untitled (Endgame)
Untitled (Endgame)- detail
Little Bird
Little Bird, detail
2 months, 21 days
2 months, 21 days, detail
Anniversary
Two roosters, from The Copings
A towel, from The Copings
Walldoor
Walldoor, detail
Bicycle
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, domestic, pattern, process, still life, conceptual, site-specific
 
 
Samba by kim faler
Samba
archival inkjet print and sharpie
2012
48"" x  30"" 
Untitled (Fence) by kim faler
Untitled (Fence)
thread and color pencil on plywood
2012
8'" x  7'" 
Untitled (Fence), detail by kim faler
Untitled (Fence), detail
thread and colored pencil on plywood
2012
8'" x  7'" 
Untitled (Endgame) by kim faler
Untitled (Endgame)
buckets, drywall, joint compound, plywood and water dripping mechanism
2011
Dimensions variable
Untitled (Endgame)- detail by kim faler
Untitled (Endgame)- detail
buckets, drywall, joint compound, plywood and water dripping mechanism
2011
Dimensions variable
Little Bird by kim faler
Little Bird
hand-cut brown paper, painter’s tape, pheasant
2010
71" x  52"  x 16" 
Little Bird, detail by kim faler
Little Bird, detail
hand-cut brown paper, painter’s tape, pheasant
2010
71" x  52"  x 16" 
2 months, 21 days by kim faler
2 months, 21 days
table, coffee and paper
2009
34" x  20"  x 29" 
2 months, 21 days, detail by kim faler
2 months, 21 days, detail
table, coffee and paper
2009
34" x  20"  x 29" 
Anniversary by kim faler
Anniversary
archival inkjet print
2009
22.5" x  33.25" 
Two roosters, from The Copings by kim faler
Two roosters, from The Copings
plexi mounted, archival inkjet print
2009
22.5 " x  35 " 
A towel, from The Copings by kim faler
A towel, from The Copings
plexi mounted, archival inkjet print
2009
18" x  32" 
Walldoor by kim faler
Walldoor
thread, drywall, latex medium, plaster and paint
2008
Dimensions variable
Walldoor, detail by kim faler
Walldoor, detail
thread, drywall, latex medium, plaster and paint,
2008
Dimensions variable
Bicycle by kim faler
Bicycle
archival inkjet print
2008
20" x  26" 

Artist Statement
There exists a white noise in our everyday lives- a pace at which objects and architecture silently function. The height of a table, the placement of paperclip or the role a concrete slab plays each contain the specific and the arbitrary, while at the same times serve as markers of specific functions or actions. These seemingly invisible marks all have properties and expectations that guide us almost blindly through our day. Routine becomes a sort of faith. I question this faith.

Through my installations, photographs and drawings, I introduce shifts in context, material and perspectives, which allow me to transform the supposed functionality of familiar objects, allowing them to break apart. My work highlights quiet moments; reveling in the wonder of how, for example, the pattern of ceramic tiles bend and shift to envelop their surroundings- acquiring the translucent qualities of light rather than brittleness of silica.

By unarming the viewer of expectation, I am able to slow down the process of looking in order to heighten the visceral, and oftentimes uncanny, quality of experiencing the familiar in a new light. I want to test this fragility of stepping out of our own zones of comfort.

Artist Bio / CV

Kimberly A. Faler                                                        kimfaler@gmail.com

Education
M.F.A.     2008    Cranbrook Academy of Art, Sculpture
B.F.A.      2002    Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Art

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Everything changes everything, LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston, MA

2009    

Thank something Large, Rhys/Mendes Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

Gambiarra com Ouro, Rhys/Mendes Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

2011

Functional Shift, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY 

RSVP, New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE 

2010   

SP Arte/Feira Internacional de Arte de São Paulo, MendesWood Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

Pulp, Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Jesus Freak, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

2009 

SP Arte/Feira Internacional de Arte de São Paulo, Rhys/Mendes Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

Joan Mitchell 2008 MFA Grant Recipients, Cue Art Foundation, New York City, New York

2008   

Safety Architecture, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Here and Now, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Mi

Awards, Fellowships and Residencies
2009     

U.S. Fulbright Scholarship (Brazil)
Capacete Entertainments, Residency Program, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist Residency Grant, Omaha, NE

2008       

MFA Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2004    

Visual Arts Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency Grant        

Selected Bibliography and Publications

2010   

Studio Visit Magazine (forthcoming Spring 2010)

2009   

Marti, Silas, “Artista exagera padrões de azulejos em fotografias”, Folha de São Paulo, 12/16/09, Section E Page 9.

Agende-se, Rg Vogue, Agenda-se December 16, 2009. www.rgvogue.com.br

RhysMendes, Feira International de Arte de São Paulo, 2009 (catalog). RhysMendes Gallery, May 2009, pg 164

Joan Mitchell Foundation 2008 Grant Recipients, presented by the Cue Foundation (catalog) White, Roger, The work of Caleb Taylor, Asad Faulwell, Joanne Schiavone and Kimberly Faler, June 2009 pg 9-11.      

2008   

Joseph, Lou, Safety Architecture (catalog), Muhlenberg College, Oct 2008, pg 6.