Kimberly Stemler

Kimberly Stemler

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    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