Kimber Berry



“Recently, I have been focusing on the brush stroke, both physical and illusion. The fluidity of paint has become my narrative and I dare say, my obsession.” - Kimber Berry



Kimber  Berry

Kimber Berry

Kimber Berry Biography

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

Berry has received a lot of positive attention from art critics and curators on the West Coast and has been featured in solo and group shows in New York, LA, Atlanta and London.  She has been part of exhibits at the Riverside Museum and the Huntington Beach Art Center in California.  Her work is in public and private collections around the world.  Berry has been featured in Hampton's Cottages & Gardens, Ocean Home and Flaunt.  In 2013, she created an installation at Terminal 3 at LAX.

Kimber Berry Description


ABOUT KIMBER BERRY

Building on expressionist abstraction, Kimber Berry belongs to a loose school of Los Angeles painters that have emerged from the practice of exploring the fluidity of paint. Described as “Flow Painting”, her work demonstrates how paint ebbs and flows in different ways, sometimes freezing at the moment of application, sometimes playing with the nature of the medium’s drift, emphasizing the relationship and interaction between painter and paint.

Kimber’s recent work has been an exploration of the painted surface. Through the use of computer and digital photography, she creates a dialog between reality and illusion – a dialog that includes the history of paint, and how technology plays a new role in the process of painting.

Growing up in Los Angeles surrounded by advertising excess and Hollywood glitz have instilled a love of illusion and playfulness in Kimber’s work. In her most recent work, a series of “Liquid Landscapes”, she explores the psychological experience of living in a society bombarded with visual noise and simulated environments. Her vibrant, electric acrylic and mixed media paintings interlace, overlap and converge upon themselves appearing to exist in multiple environments at the same time.

Bringing together actual brush strokes with computer generated images of them, Kimber’s paintings challenge our perception of what is real and what is illusion. What is intentional and what is a fortuitous accident, sort of a Zen-inspired view that “paint happens”. In this way, Kimber’s work falls into another contemporary California tradition of looking toward Asia for models of spirit as well as form. In doing so, she questions and challenges the established conventions of painting and creates her own language for the exploration of contemporary landscapes and the process of painting.

Kimber Berry Resumé

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015   "New paintings", Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

2014    "Plastic Gardens", Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

2013    “Plastic Gardens", Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2012    "Paradisio", Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011    "CALIDOSCOPE", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2010    "Pulse: signs of life", Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009    "I've become exactly what you feared I'd be", Phantom Galleries, LA Miracle Mile, LA, CA

2009    "Liquid Environment" installation, OBJCT Gallery, Pomona Arts Colony, CA

2008    "Liquid Landscapes", CSU Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

2007    "New Paintings", Studio K, Pomona, CA

2006    “Paint!“, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA

2003    Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University

            White Gallery, “light - paintings”, light installation , Claremont Graduate University, CA

1998    Helen Lindhurst Gallery, “moments of mystery”, University of Southern California, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    "All About Blue", Elisa Contemporary Art

2018    “Her Window to the World”, Elisa Contemporary Art, Fairfield CT

2017    “Through Her Eyes,” Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale NY

2016    Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art

            Art 16 London, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London, UK

            “Abstraction Today”, Museum of Contemporary Art, GA

            "Neon Babylon", 2 person exhibition, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London, UK

2015    "Pretty Pollution" , 2 person exhibition,  BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            “Patterns of Regeneration", New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

"Ghostly Signs : Existential Bodies", Curated by Gul Cagin, Zerre Projects, Istanbul, Turkey, 14th Istanbul Biennial

2014    Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art,

            "Bronx Speaks, No Boundaries", Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

            "Conceptual Abstraction", Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

            "Zenscapes", Elisa Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton, NY

2013    Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

            "Levitation", public art installation, curated by John O'Brien, LAX airport , Los Angeles, CA

            "Art from the Left Coast", Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

            Preview exhibition, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

2012    "Tickled PINK", Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            Affordable Art Fair, NY with Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2011    "Spread The Word", Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

            Art + Technology, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            “Chain letter", Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica,CA

            Commence: A Philosophical Detente, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

            "Orange", Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            "LOVE", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2010    "39 Now", den contemporary, Pacific Design Center, Hollywood, CA

            Art Hamptons, NY with Elisa Contemporary Art , NY

            SF Fine Art Fair, with Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA

            Bloom: the new abstraction, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009    "Edenistic Divergence" (4-person show), curated by Andi Campognone, Riverside Art Museum, CA

            "Mo' Flow: Bolts & Trails" curated by Peter Frank,L2Kontemporary, Chinatown, Los Angeles,CA

            "Sketchbook project," MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

           "On CDO’s and Double Club," East Festival, AUGUST Art, Whart Studios, London UK

            "ARTRA," curated by Mx Presneill, Venice CA

2008    "Sum of Parts", dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA

            "New and Improved", Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles , CA   

            "The American Lifescape", dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA    

            "Pink Show", SOHO Myriad, Atlanta, GA

            "Come out for art", Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA     

2006    Oxnard College , “Hot Shots”, Oxnard, CA

            Los Angeles County Museum of Art ( sales & rental gallery), Los Angeles, CA

            “Consumerism & Product #2” , Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA

            “Biannual”, Gallery 825/LAAA- South/the Mike Napoliello Gallery, Los Angeles ,CA

            “Recent Acquisitions Exhibition “, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside , CA

            “Festimage”, Chaves, Portugal

            “Gem “, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA

2005    “Petite Works”, Gallery 825/LAAA at Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

            “2005 National Open Exhibition “, Long Beach Arts, CA,; Riverside Art Museum , CA;

            San Diego Art Museum ,CA; Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA

            The Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona , CA

            “2005 L.A. exhibition “,Los Angeles Municipal Gallery & Eagle Rock Center For The Arts

            “In the Abstract”, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA.

2004    “Petite Works II”, Gallery 825/LAAA at Bergamont Station, CA

            “The F-Stops Here”, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA.

            Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery , Los Angeles, CA

            “Digitally Propelled Ideas”, CA State Polytechnic University , Pomona, CA

            “Winners Invitational Exhibition “, Long Beach Arts Gallery, CA

            “Women’s Festival of the Arts”, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

2003    “Open Show 2003”,Juror: Karin Higa, 825 gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            “And now a word from our sponsor”, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA

            “The Lowe Gallery Invitational”, The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, C

            “America” , The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

2002    “Formulations” , Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

            “Valedictories”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles,

2001    Peggy Phelps Gallery , Claremont Graduate University

2000    “Felt” , East Gallery , Claremont Graduate University

1999    “Go-Between” , DA Art Center , Pomona, CA

1998    Fisher Gallery , University of Southern California

           

Publications:

Art LTD – Going with the Flow, by Peter Frank, Art Ltd., Flaunt Magazine, NY Times, CBS News,

Professional Artist Magazine, Bronx Art Exchange , Luxe Interiors + Design, Art Daily,

Ventura County Star, H C & G Magazine, Inland Empire Weekly, At The Edge Magazine, KCET,

Art Week LA ,Wall Street International, Charlotte Observer, Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine, FAD Magazine, Burnaway Magazine

 

Education

2001    MFA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA,

1998    BFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA           

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