Kim Uchiyama is a painter who lives and works in New York City. Born in Des Moines, IA in 1955, Uchiyama studied drawing, painting and American literature at Drake University and the history of pre-Renaissance painting in Florence, Italy. She also attended Yale’s Summer School of Art & Music, Queens College and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. At the Studio School, Uchiyama worked with New York School painter Nicolas Carone, who had studied with legendary teacher and artist Hans Hofmann, whose ideas about pictorial structure, spatial tensions and color relationships greatly influenced postwar American abstraction and subsequent generations of painters.
Artist fellowships and grants include New York Foundation For The Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Auvillar, France, the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at Amherst, VA and BAU Institute, Puglia, Italy.
Recent solo exhibitions include Fox Gallery, NY, Headwater Contemporary, Telluride, CO, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY and Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York. Other solo exhibitions include Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Penine Hart Gallery and Leslie Cecil Gallery in New York. Exhibition reviews include ARTNews, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, artcritical.com, Hyperallergic.com and The New York Times. Her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States and are included in numerous private, corporate and museum collections, including that of Edward R. Broida.
Kim Uchiyama co-curated HeadSpace at Morris-Warren Gallery with Amanda Church and Izam Zawahra in 2016. She curated FREAK FLAG at Brian Morris Gallery Midtown in 2014 and Physical Property for Brian Morris Gallery Lower East Side in 2013. Uchiyama has also curated a series of exhibitions with the common title COLOR*TIME*SPACE with Joanne Freeman at Lohin Geduld Gallery, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and at Hofstra University.
21st Century Abstract Painting and SculptureSeptember 28th-October 28th, 2016
Curated by Gerald Jackson