Statement: Kim Anderson is a mixed-media and ceramic artist from Denver, CO. She studied at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with a BFA in 1994. Her work has been in many galleries and group exhibits, and in addition she co-owned Id Gallery from 2009-20012, where she curated shows along with showing her own work.
‘I like using natural materials, such as clay, wood, metals and glass in my work, the often rough, primitive textures and colors they have. I consider my work to be somewhat whimsical and humorous, but with a ‘darker’ tone or thought at the core. During my time in New Mexico, I became very inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos, and the plentiful religious iconography found there such as altars, sacred hearts, milagros, etc. I’ve also been intrigued by the look of newly discovered and uncovered artifacts & bones, how they look while still embedded partially in earth. To achieve that I often work in a ‘relief’ style (sculptural without the full 3-dimensionality) with my claywork, and more recently I have begun to use text, particularly with the idea of playing on words, or common phrases and sayings.”