Kim Manfredi

The Center: Advanced Mentorship Progrram Participant (2022 - 2024)

Kim Manfredi graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in 1988 and then worked as a skilled decorative painter for many years. She returned to MICA and graduated with an MFA in Fine Art in 2009 and moved to the Palm Springs area in 2016.

Kim’ s artwork examines how todays crisis of identity, anxieties over humanity’s effect on our planet, and an urgent sense of surviving have complicated our fluency with desire. She is an enthusiastic cyclist who rides daily with her biking community 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 is represented by Slate Contemporary in the bay area exhibits at various venues in the Coachella Valley. Kim is a founder of the Desert Open Studios Tour.

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