Kimberly Stemler


Painting/Printmaking

Alpha & Omega – Permanent Installation

Commission by New Hanover United Methodist Church, Gilbertsville, PA
Collaboration with Jonathan Stemler

Archived Works

Artist's Statement

My paintings are densely patterned, focused on color, filled with yearning. 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 land with paint, my intent is to look beyond and through.

Capturing moments, glimpses of creation, landscapes, the order of atmosphere and the outside world. Its central formations and ecosystems, fields stumbled upon or driven by - caught in a glance; newly trampled ground on previously unchartered territory. Giving the viewer recollection- a sense of having been there.

This reminiscence also gravitates towards objects that inhabit a past. I attempt to capture their wistfulness, the nostalgic quality that they hold so dear. A celebration of their existence; a commemoration of remembrance.

My work is about the recognition of the subtleties of life and environment. These are the moments and pieces I attempt to capture and recreate: accumulation and repetition, intricacies found in the structure of organic objects, the concept of time and space through light and layers.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
These Things I Carry, Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
(September - October)

2017
Winter Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
(March - May)

2001
Between Earth & Sky, Myrtle Gallery, North Wales, PA
(October - November)

1998
Rude Awakenings, Borders, Montgomeryville, PA
(February - August)

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

Juried Shows
2018
Drawn from Nature, John James Audubon Center, Audubon, PA
Jurors - Cheryl Agulwick Hochberg & Bruce Hoffman

January 2018 Juried Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror - Luella Tripp

2016
Immersed, Gray Gallery, Germantown, PA
Juror - Jill Pederson

Spring Gala Exhibition, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center, PA

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

2015
Local Artist Show, Dog House Art Gallery, Boyertown, PA

Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Juried Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors - Dufala Brothers

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

2013
Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center, Audubon, PA

2009
Drawn From Nature, John James Audubon Center, Audubon, PA

2006
Landscape Revisited, Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Group
2018
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Glow, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Veritas Annual Arts Invitational, Lancaster, PA
Curator: Ned Bustard

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

Everything is There: Landscape, Water, and Still Life Paintings, Bridgeton House, Upper Black Eddy, PA
3 Person Show
Curated by InLiquid

On the Road, Goggleworks, Reading, PA

The Farm, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

2017
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Vessel, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Muse, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Agri-Culture, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

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

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

Shine, Studio B, Boyertown, 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

Local By Local, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

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

Radius, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

2015
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Watch Us Sparkle, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

Art Attack, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

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

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

2014
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

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

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

2013
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Summer Art Show, Studio B, Boyertown, PA

2010
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

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

2008
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

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

2007
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Group Abstract, 3 Person Exhibition, Jms Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA

2006
Salon of Small Works, Nap Annual Invitational, Kutztown, PA

Winter Group Exhibition, JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA

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

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

"Chinatown North Social Project Lab", Art Place America, December 29, 2012

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

Public Work

2018
Windows of History, Souderton, PA
Collaborative piece with Jonathan Stemler

Alpha and Omega, Commission for NHUMC, Gilbertsville, PA
Collaborative piece with Jonathan Stemler

2016
The Cross, Commission For NHUMC
Collaborative installation with Jonathan Stemler

2009
Little Red String, Asian Arts Initiative , In/Flux Project, Philadelphia, PA
Collaborative installation with Jonathan Stemler

Collections

Corporate
Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
York Square Condominium, Philadelphia, PA
Solar Manufacturing, FMFCU, Souderton, PA

Private
Todd and Kristin Curry
Janet Belford
John and Sarah Harm

Education

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
Bachelor of Fine Art - May 1992

Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy
September 1990 - June 1991