Kimberly Berg

about the artist

“I grew up amongst the rolling, pastoral hills of Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in history and English, I moved to New York City. After four years of living in the city, I decided to move to upstate New York where I built a cabin in the Adirondack Park. I moved to this quiet spot to follow what became a Chinese apprenticeship for an artist. Such practice begins with the mastery of poetry and calligraphy before the real work of painting can begin.

“Now I live a Zen-influenced life of voluntary simplicity, creating paintings and sketches that reflect the quiet, meditative world that surrounds me. My main subject matter is figurative, especially the quiet, meditative world of women. My art tries to restore that part of ancient goddess culture that honored women for their sacred, life-giving, life-affirming powers. Powers associated with the moon and wild animals. Qualities associated with art and aesthetics, dance and music, singing, chanting and ecstatic states of being.

“As an artist, I try to use these ideas to create a space where a woman has the luxury to reinvent herself in bold, imaginative ways. I believe the seeds for transformation are planted when, for example, the artist creates images that enable a woman to see that part of herself that has been systematically censored for thousands of years by a patriarchal culture. For this reason, my art is an attempt to reconnect woman to her prehistoric, matriarchal roots: her ancient relationship to nature, her goddess-based spirituality, and to the once-honored, sacred mystery of her body.”

exhibitions

  • 2008
  • Elegant Embodiments North Country Cultural Center, Plattsburgh, NY
  • 2007
  • Nude/Erotic Works on Paper, New Mexico Printmakers, Santa Fe, NM
  • words within, Jewish Women Artist’s Network, New York, NY
  • Sensual Nude, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • Go Figure, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY
  • New York Art Expo 2007, Javits Center, New York, NY
  • 2006
  • Real People 2006, Old Court House Figurative League, Woodstock, IL
  • 2005
  • Women, Images and Words, Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
  • The Chait Galleries, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 2nd International Festival of Erotic Art, Vivo Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2004
  • Lankershim Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Go Figure, Maryland Federation of Arts, Baltimore, MD
  • 1st Annual Art Competition, Council for the Arts for Clinton County, Plattsburg, NY (Honorable Mention)
  • 2003
  • 1st Annual Art Competition, Council for the Arts for Clinton County, Plattsburg, NY (Third Place)
  • 2002
  • Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Art Gallery, Dayton, OH
  • Art of the Northeast USA, 53rd Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • Abolir les Frontieres, St. Jean aus Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
  • 2001
  • Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (solo)
  • Women’s Center, St. Michael’s College, Burlington, VT
  • 2000
  • Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY (solo)
  • Adirondack Artist Guild Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY
  • 1999
  • Breaking Borders, (touring exhibit, USA & Canada)
  • 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
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