Kim Faler is a North Adams Project artist whose work encompasses photography, drawing, sculpture and installation. Kim has lived in North County for over 5 years and set up her practice here to enjoy the benefits of our creative community. Her work focuses on bringing attention to the often overlooked, quiet or mundane within our everyday lives. These nuances of our own personal history, both observed and experienced, carry an emotional weight that Kim explores and un
packs with her work. Inspired by architecture and design, she plays with the context, materials and scale of concrete notions of stability, forging a personal connection to otherwise strictly functional objects. Kim’s work intensifies the fragility of routine and questions the faith that directs us in our everyday lives.
Kim received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbook Academy of Art in 2008. Shortly after she received a U.S. Fulbright and spent 9 months working and traveling throughout Brazil, researching contemporary Brazilian installation art. Kim attended two residencies in Brazil, exhibited in SP Arte (the contemporary art fair) and had a solo exhibition in Sao Paulo with RhysMendes, now called Mendes Wood DM.
Kim has shown her work internationally and domestically. In 2012, Kim’s work was part of the Invisible Cities exhibition at MASS MoCA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Anaba Project in Bestheda, Maryland, LaMontagne Gallery in South Boston, Massachusetts, and the RhysMendes Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently represented by the LaMontagne Gallery in Boston.
Kim recently finished a residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida, where she was able to work alongside some amazing artists– Ann Hamilton, Brad Kahlhamer, and Laurie Anderson, among others. For five weeks, she worked exclusively in the studio and in the end, created a new installation (see right) as well as some photographs and collaborations. Returning home to the Berkshires, Kim is continuing her art practice and teaching in the MFA program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Kim plans to put her Assets for Artists capital towards building a studio space at home to facilitate her practice. She will be saving for the next two years in the hope of breaking ground in summer 2017!
Check out more of Kim’s work at her website.