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Kimberly Burleigh
updated: 04/27/2011
website: www.kimberlyburleigh.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Instances 4
Instances 1
Instances 5
Instances 3
Instances 6
Instances 2
Pool Topograph 2
Pool Topograph 3
Pool Topograph 4
Pool Topograph 6
Pool Topograph 7
Pool Topograph 9
Well/Diarylide
Well/Carbazol Dioxazine
Well/Titanium Dioxide
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, mapping, technology, science, optical, process, pattern
 
 
Instances 4 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 4
Watercolor on Paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Instances 1 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 1
Watercolor on Paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Instances 5 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 5
Watercolor on Paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Instances 3 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 3
Watercolor on Paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Instances 6 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 6
Watercolor on Paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Instances 2 by Kimberly Burleigh
Instances 2
Watercolor on Paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Pool Topograph 2 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 2
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Pool Topograph 3 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 3
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Pool Topograph 4 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 4
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Pool Topograph 6 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 6
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Pool Topograph 7 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 7
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Pool Topograph 9 by Kimberly Burleigh
Pool Topograph 9
Watercolor on Paper
2010
19" x  19" 
Well/Diarylide by Kimberly Burleigh
Well/Diarylide
Oil on Canvas
2010
24 " x  24 " 
Well/Carbazol Dioxazine by Kimberly Burleigh
Well/Carbazol Dioxazine
Oil on Canvas
2010
24" x  24" 
Well/Titanium Dioxide by Kimberly Burleigh
Well/Titanium Dioxide
Oil on Canvas
2010
24" x  24" 

Artist Statement
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The intent with my recent work is to use certain phenomena of fluid properties to examine and exalt various aesthetics, history, and techniques of painting.  The primary fluids for developing the imaging for these paintings were digitally constructed with a high-end 3D modeling and fluid dynamic animation program using natural and unnatural laws of physics (with regard to wave formation and materiality).  The fluid’s properties were then pulled apart, isolated, and recorded in paint. 

 

With the “Instances” watercolor paintings and the two oil painting samples I utilize the phenomenon of “caustics” and make reference to abstraction, the depiction of light, and paint pigments.  To begin, I formed a virtual fluid surface in the computer and then created ripples in the surface by perturbing it with invisible objects.  I cast a light on the fluid which created refracted patterns on another surface placed beneath the fluid. (These light patterns are called caustics - the light patterns on the bottom of a swimming pool are an example of caustics.)  The light patterns from my virtual fluid body set-up were then recorded with paint using many glazes of transparent pigments.  The titles of the oil paintings (e.g., “Well/Carbazol Dioxazine”) indicate a sometime mysterious body of water, a well, and make reference to a toxic pigment used in the painting.  With the “Instances” watercolors I present classifications of symmetrical forms and instances of evolving forms.  My overriding intent is to create an image of beautiful light patterns with an undertow of the sinister.

 

In creating the “topographs” I formed a virtual rippled fluid surface and recorded the topography of the “poolscape” by delineating the strata or the elevations of the ripples or waves.  My intent here was to excite the eye in a manner similar to the way Op Art does.

Artist Bio / CV
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Honored with numerous grants and fellowships from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Kimberly Burleigh has shown her work in over 100 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.  Solo and group exhibitions include the Carnegie Mellon University Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh); SIGGRAPH 2001 (Los Angeles), CEPA Gallery (Buffalo), Galerie Toner (Sens en Bourgogne, France), The Print Club (Philadelphia), Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris), Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), Feature (Chicago), Pittsburgh Plan for Art, and the New York City locations of Franklin Furnace Archives, Visual Arts Museum, and Greathouse.  Burleigh’s art resides in the permanent collections of the Biblioteque Nationale de France, the School of the Art Institute (Chicago), the Progressive Corporation (Cleveland), and The Robert J. Shiffler Collection (Greenville, OH).   She was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito) and the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA).  She is currently Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati.