Born in Northport, MI

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

 

EDUCATION

2005  MFA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2004 Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

2002  BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2001  London School of Economics, London, England

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Summer Group Exhibition, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

2016   

As We Wander, We Are Closer, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     

Continuous Wave, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

Mediated Memories, Cottage Industry Painting Salon, San Francisco, CA

2008

Scenery, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

2005

Arrivals/Departures, Shane House Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Family Portraits, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2015

Microcosmos, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA

SFO/SNA, Coastline Community College, Newport, CA

Faculty Exhibition, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2014

Here and Now, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2012

Point of No Return, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2011

K Imperial Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Visual Aid’s Big Deal, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Arkansas State University, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Jonesboro, AR

Staff Infection, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

2010

500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

Artists Leading Artists: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute

The Affordable Art Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, 7 West New York, NY

2009

Dualities, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2008

Landscape, Nature and Space, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

McLennan Community College CSC Art Gallery, Waco, TX

2007

Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Home, Root Division, San Francisco CA

SFAI Now, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

2006

Save the Date, Dinnerware Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Telling Time, Dinnerware Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

H2O, Dinnerware Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Ward 6 Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Group Show, Dinnerware Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

2005

Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ

MFA Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Salon de Refuses, Dinnerware Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

2004

Student Biennale, Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

Tatranskà Galéria, Poprad, Slovakia

Placebo, Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

2003

Fremont House of the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Wedge, Shane House Gallery, Tucson, AZ           

2002

Casa de Cultura, Nogales, Mexico

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2013-Present  Adjunct Instructor of Painting and Drawing, City College of San Francisco

2005-2006  Adjunct Instructor, University of Arizona, School of Art

    Introductory and Advance Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing

2003-2004  Instructor of Record,  University of Arizona, School of Art

    2-D Foundations/Color and Design

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2014  Graduate Exhibition Co-curator and Coordinator, San Francisco Art Institute

2010-2013  Director of Graduate Operations, San Francisco Art Institute

2006-2009  Graduate Facilities Manager, San Francisco Art Institute

2005-2006  Instructor, Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson, AZ

2006  Preparator and Gallery Assistant, Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2002-2005  Painting Area Technician, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1999-2002 Chief Preparator’s Assistant, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

2014

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2008

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

2005

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2004 

Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

REVIEWS AND PRESS

2016

"Fall Arts 2016: Art Preview," SF Weekly, Jonathan Curiel, August 31.

"Ian Kimmerly Exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery," Widewalls, Elena Martinique, December 2.

"Exhibition of New Work by Ian Kimmerly Opens at Dolby Chadwick Gallery," Art Daily, December 8.

"Top 5 Most Anticipated Art Shows for Fall/Winter 2016," Art Perspective, August 8.

2015

"Hidden Pictures", V̶E̶N̶T̶R̶I̶L̶O̶Q̶U̶I̶S̶T̶ Quarterly Art Journal, Vol. II

2013 

“Ian Kimmerly: ‘Continuous Wave,’” San Francisco Chronicle, Kimberly Chun, June 13.

“Artist’s Statement: Ian Kimmerly on Why Painting Is His ‘Crazy Obsession,’” SF Weekly, Jonathan Curiel, June 21.

“Ian Kimmerly @ Dolby Chadwick,” Fecal Face, Rachel Ralph, June 19.

“S.F. Agenda: Ian Kimmerly,” California Home and Design, Dara Kerr, June 3.

“Ian Kimmerly and ‘Continuous Wave,’” Fine Art Connoisseur, Jeffrey Carlson, June 5.

“Week’s Hottest Events: Continuous Wave,” 7x7 SF, Holly McDede, June 3.

“A Lingering Tour: Three Pieces Worth Spending Some Time With”, SF Weekly, Jonathan Curiel, June 19.

“Continuous Wave: An Exhibition of New Paintings by Ian Kimmerly Opens at Dolby Chadwick Gallery,” Art Daily,
June 4.

2011

Property Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond. Ed. Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.   (Cover Art)

2008

“Ian Kimmerly: Emerging Bay Area Painter,” Plastic Antinomy Visual Arts Quarterly, San Francisco and Oakland, CA 

2007 

Home Exhibition Catalog, Root Division; San Francisco, CA

2006 

New American Paintings, Western Edition, The Open Studios Press; Boston, MA

 

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2011     

Tactile Dome Re-Design, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2016

Juror's Award, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2014 

Artist In Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Artist In Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

Showcase Award, Artslant.com

2013

Finalist, 2x2 Solos Award, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009

Nomination, SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2006

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

2005 

MFA Project Grant, University of Arizona

2002-2005 

Graduate Scholarship, University of Arizona

1999-2002 

Dean’s List Award, University of Michigan

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA