Kim Kopp

Encaustic Paintings

Amber Moon   encaustic

Artist Statement:

I am a gatherer of things and walking in the woods is essential to my art practice, a way to begin. My paintings evolve from the thousands of photos taken while wandering. Back in the studio I sort through these images waiting for a somatic response to shape, form, or memory. I work in series, and I love materials —using whatever is most appropriate to the current project. My intention is to emphasize or eliminate, honing in on an essence I find within a captured moment. The abstracted results are a response to light, shadow, wind, time, and memory.

Kim Kopp holds a MFA (1992) from the University of Chicago (Full Merit Scholarship), and a BFA (1987) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kopp was awarded Artist Residencies at Jentel in Wyoming (2013) and Centrum Arts in Washington (2002). Kopp was an EDGE Professional Development participant (2005) and a GAP Grant Recipient (2002), both awarded by Artist Trust, Seattle. She has exhibited widely in the Pacific Northwest and Nation-wide from Hawaii to the Midwest, and has works in several notable collections. Represented by SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA, Kim Kopp lives and works in Port Townsend WA.

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