Kimia Kline

NEW YORK, NY

Kimia Kline
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline is an Iranian-American painter and curator from Nashville, TN. She holds an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in visual arts and a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis.  She was recently named one of Makehouse Residency's 2014-2015 sponsored artists.

In addition to making her own paintings, she also curates the permanent art collection at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

She currently lives and paints in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Questions such as sight, speech, power, gender construction, and symbolism drive the investigation behind my paintings.

KIMIA KLINE

Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
  • 2011San Francisco Art Institute, MFA
  • 2008Washington University in St Louis, BFA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014Eden, Turn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Four Gardens (Chahar Baagh), Gallery Simin, Nashville, TN
  • 2010Delicate Creatures, Candy Store Collective, San Francisco, CA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012Heads and Tails, Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 2011Vernisage, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 201112x12x12 , Todd Gallery, MTSU
  • 2011Meet Me In The Middle, Treehouse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011Flesh Was The Reason, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010Flood Relief Benefit, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • 2010Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010Under 100, Treehouse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
AWARDS
  • 2014Master Class Scholarship, New York Academy of Art
  • 2012Viewing Program, The Drawing Center
  • 2007Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting, Washington University in S. Louis
  • 2004Danforth Scholarship, Washington University in S. Louis
RESIDENCIES
  • 2014Makehouse, New York, NY, United States
  • 2011The Dune, Pondicherry, India
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