Petals and Blades, The Gathering
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 inches
Kim Flora is a painter and collage artist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ms. Flora received honors in both Fine Art and Art History and currently serves as Head of Design and Installation, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, the industrial coastline continues to inform her work. Ms. Flora has exhibited at Wright State University, The University of Wisconsin, Phyllis Weston Gallery, PAC Gallery, Manifest Gallery as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum. She was awarded a summer studio in Munich, Germany, through the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and received a City of Cincinnati Individual Artist Grant in 2008. Flora's work can be found in numerous private and public collections including Baltimore County Public Schools, Tente International, The Cincinnati Art Museum and Jack Casino.
"I make paintings that capture the atmosphere and vibration of my surroundings, with a particular interest in nature. Often the work takes the form of landscape, and is constructed in oil paint, pigmented wax and collage. These paintings amplify a fundamental human desire to find beauty, document and share both personal and collective experiences. This desire is made ever so clear in our contemporary culture, with the rise of social technology facilitating the creation of our own pictorial archive. This work goes a step further by using surface, texture, color and light to bring particular attention to painting as a means to connect with and transcend the natural world."