Artists

Kim Kopp

Walking is essential to my practice: a way to begin. It opens the route between the external world and the inner world of the studio. On my ritual paths, I take notice of changes that occur — daily and seasonally — recording what attracts my attention, 'navigating' my way through a map of time.
As a child I had a desire, a patience, a skill for untangling knotted things no one else would bother with: necklaces, bits of string, a jump rope, the dog’s leash. With my wagon I collected plant debris, catkins and maple seeds, and built forts in the hedgerow at the back of the yard in my suburban Chicago neighborhood. Over the past 20 years my art work has evolved and threaded its way back to these childhood fascinations.
My paintings are generated in series exploring theme and variation. Referencing and abstracting natural elements and man-made things, I investigate contrast, texture, and form seeking a relationship and creating a tension between elements. I love materials! I combine drawing and painting with techniques from printmaking and bookbinding, inventing as I go.

Kim Kopp was born in a suburb outside of Chicago and migrated to Washington State in 1993. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, MFA - 1992, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA - 1987. She is a 2013 recipient of a fellowship at Jentel, an artist residency program in Wyoming. In 2005 Kopp was an EDGE Professional Development participant, in 2002 she was awarded a GAP grant from Artist Trust in Washington State, and a residency at Centrum Arts, in Port Townsend, WA. Her work is included in notable collections including Providence Medical Center, Everett, WA, and Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

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twilight
mixed acrylic media on panel
32 by 32 inches
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what remains uncovered
mixed acrylic media on panel
32 by 32 inches
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mostly gone
mixed media on 2 panels
12 by 18 inches
$750

from above
mixed media on panel
18 by 18 inches
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snowstones & shadowsticks
encaustic and oil on 2 panels
15 by 26 inches
$1,800

thicket-fog & vermillion
mixed media on 2 panels
8 by 16 inches
$800

snowmapping
mixed media on 2 panels
16 by 32 inches
$1,800

day 10 - tracks refrozen
mixed media on panel
16 by 16 inches
$900

day 22: cracked and parched
mixed media on 2 panels
12 by 24 inches
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flood&flow
mixed acrylic media on 2 panels
12 by 24 inches
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night&day
mixed acrylic media on 2 panels
16 by 32 inches
$1,500

group of 20 studies
mixed media on paper
12 by 12 inches
$350 each

early light
encaustic and mixed media on panel
9 by 8 inches
$300

day 22: searching red earth
encaustic and mixed media on panel
10 by 10 inches
$400

string variations 16, 17, 18, & 19
Mixed Media on Panel
10 by 10 inches each
$300 each