Kim Carlino

Abstraction, Public Art

I am an interventionist, mining the space between painting and drawing and being and becoming. I explore the evolutionary nature of mark making and relationships between color, geometry, line and form. Through a pseudo scientific lens of inquiry and exploration I set up a situation on a paper like surface using the language of painting to improvise from. This is an arena in which pattern and form engage and accentuate the contradictions, opposites and contrasts that exist in this fabricated world. My work playfully employs shifts of scale, opticality, illusion and disillusion of space and a nonlinear construction of time in hopes of finding equanimity in disparate elements.

Kim Carlino (b. 1977) works in Easthampton, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. She has exhibited in the US including shows at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst, Caelum Gallery in NYC, ArtPrize, Gallery 263 and Bromfield Gallery in Boston, MASS MoCA and a featured artist in the Pierogi Flat Files and Boston Drawing Project. She was a member on the team of artists that installed the 25 year Drawing Retrospective of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts in 2008. Her team installed Wall Drawing #38, Wall Drawing #142, and Wall Drawing #797. Carlino received the Prutting Award for Painting and was the finalist for the Bromfield Solo Competition in 2014. In 2016, she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking, and in April 2016 was invited to be the Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Manchester Community College in Connecticut.

2017 Public Art Award/Commission, Springfield, MA 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Drawing 2015 Blanche E. Colman Award, Semi-Finalist 2014 Prutting Award for Painting 2011 Gordon Scholarship for Fine Arts, UMass Amherst