Kim Manfredi Before Dawn in the Park, 2021 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in. $5,000 Part of Zzyzx Redux, organized by Bernard Leibov On view at Intersect Palm Springs, February 10 – 13, 2022
Kim Manfredi graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in 1988 and then worked as a skilled decorative painter for many years. She returned to school and graduated with an MFA in Fine Art in 2009 and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2016. Working initially as a figurative painter, the Pandemic inspired a period of experimentation in which Kim began applying paint in a freer, liberating and abstract way. Kim is a serious cyclist who cycles daily with other riders through the valley and into the mountains. These journeys power her artistic vision and provide the raw materials for new paintings. After graduating MICA, she was represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery, 2009 – 2013 and has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, Maryland Art Place and most recently a portfolio reviewed workshop at Anderson Ranch. Kim has exhibited at various venues in the Coachella Valley and is a founder of the Desert Open Studios Tour.