Kimberly Stemler


Contact Information

kimberlystemler@gmail.com

http://www.kimberlystemler.com/home.html

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Painting/Printmaking

Artist's Statement

My paintings are densely patterned, color focused, and nostalgic. My process is organic – borrowing memories from the natural world. I am captivated by the earth’s linear quality, the moment of place where sky touches earth and what happens in those remaining spaces that eventually arrive at our feet. I chisel away at the natural world, patching together bits and pieces, composing and rebuilding the landscape.

Repeated fragments, dissected skies, slabs of earth.

Separating the earth with paint, my intent is to look beyond and through.
Capturing moments, glimpses of creation, landscapes. Fields stumbled upon or driven by- caught in a glance; newly trampled ground on previously uncharted territory. Giving the viewer recollection- a sense of having been there.

My work is about the recognition of the subtleties of life and environment. The order of outside and its central formations and ecosystems, this is where my eye is compelled to rest and marvel. These are the moments and pieces of atmosphere I attempt to capture and recreate: patterns, accumulation and repetition; intricacies found in the structure of organic objects; the concept of time and space through light and layers, fields of colors, rooms of glazes, parallel existences.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017

Salon exhibition of small works, NAP, Kutztown, PA
(May-July)

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
(March – April)

Agri-culture, Studio B, Boyertown, PA
(January - February)

2016
Shine, Studio B, Boyertown, PA
(December - January)

2001
Between Earth & Sky, Myrtle Gallery, North Wales, PA

1998
Rude Awakenings, Borders, Montgomeryville, PA

1992
A Tree In All It’s Hollow Glory: BFA Exhibition, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Three-person
2007
Group Abstract, 3 Person Exhibition, Jms Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA

Group
2016
Dear Fleisher, Biennial Invitational, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

‘Til Death Do Us Art, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Under The Spreading Boughs: Artists’ View of Trees, Schwenkfelder Library And Heritage Museum, Pennsburg, PA

Immersed, Gray Gallery, Germantown, PA

Spring Gala Exhibition, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

Local By Local, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center, PA

153rd Small Oil Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Cul-Ti-Vate, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Radius, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

2015
Watch Us Sparkle, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Local Artist Show, Dog House Art Gallery, Boyertown, PA
Juried Exhibition

Absolutely Abstract, Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Art Attack, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Award For Best Abstract

Get Down To Earth Show, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

The Modern Farm, Studio B, Boyertown, PA
Juried Exhibition

2014
Small Works Show, Studio B, Boyertown, PA
Honorable Mention Award

Dear Fleisher, Biennial Invitational, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Summer Art Show, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center At Mill Grove, Audubon, PA
Juried Exhibition

2010
Dear Fleisher, Biennial Invitational, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center At Mill Grove, Audubon, PA
Juried Exhibition

2008
Dear Fleisher, Biennial Invitational, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Winter Group Exhibition, JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA

Landscape Revisited, Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Mainline Art Center
Juried Exhibition

2005 – 2016
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

2005
Multimedia Art Exhibit To Benefit Hurricane Victims, Broad Street Gallery, Quakertown, PA

2001
Autumn Gala Benefit, Camphill Soltane, Glenmoore, PA

1992
Creative People’s Art Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

Landscape, Schuylkill Valley Art Center, Schuylkill, PA

1991
Festa Di Roma, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1990 – 1991
Juried Group Exhibition, Villa Caproni Galleria, Rome, Italy

1989 – 1990
Juried Show, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Artist's Bibliography

Schira, Ron, “Art Review: ‘Art Attack’ Proves A Thrilling Display At Studio B,” Reading Eagle, Sunday July 12, 2015
Schira, Ron, “Art Review: Stuido B Revamps Its ‘Farm’ Exhibition,” Reading Eagle, January 29, 2015
Schira, Ron, “Art Review: An Unpretentious ‘December Members’ Show In Boyertown,” Reading Eagle, December 25, 2014

Rosof, Libby, “Hironaka Video Graces Asian Arts And Passersby,” Artblog, April 10, 2009

Ptah, Gabrie, “Flux Capacity,” Philadelphia City Paper, June 18, 2009

Public Projects

2016
The Cross, Commission For NHUMC
Collaborative Installation With Jonathan Stemler

2009
Little Red String, Asian Arts Initiative In/Flux Project
Collaborative Installation With Jonathan Stemler

Collections

Corporate
Solar Manufacturing
FMFCU