Kimberly Trowbridge was born in Everett, WA. She is a two-time Neddy Award Finalist (2014, 2016), and an Artist Trust GAP Grant recipient (2014). She received an MFA from University of Washington in 2006. She is the Director of the Trowbridge Atelier of Modernist Painting, at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. She is a plein-air painter, a figure painter, an installation artist, a performer, and a lecturer on color theory. She leads plein-air painting tours in Spain, Portugal, and Twisp, WA, where she shares her passion for responding to color relationships in nature.

DIRECTOR, The Trowbridge Atelier, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

EDUCATION

2006      M.F.A. Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2003      B.F.A. Painting/B.A. English Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2002      Advanced Drawing/ Renaissance Seminar, Indiana University, Florence, Italy

2000      Academic Year Abroad, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      Prismatic Optical Phenomena24HR MART, Twisp, WA

2016      Kimberly Trowbridge & My Future SelfCalypte Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015     Framing PerceptionGallery4Culture, Seattle, WA

2013     Story Tell HerBlindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012     Bolted DreamBlindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA
            DystopiaPlasteel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010     Open-InThe Painting Center, Project Room, New York City, NY
            Lovers in the Bower, Gallery 40, Seattle, WA
            Night MovesThe Living Room, Seattle, WA

2009    Figures, Rosen Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
            Self as Subject, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2008    Self Reflect, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017      Works on Paper, Harris Harvey Gallery, Seattle, WA
             Revering Nature, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge, WA

             Northwest NatureSeattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016      American Painting Today, V2, Seattle, WA
             Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA
             Kimberly Trowbridge's Turn, Project TURN, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA

2015      A Feast of Planes, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
             Night Flowers and Super Powers, Valley and Taylor, Seattle, WA
             Out of Sight, Survey of Contemporary Northwest Art, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2014      BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
             Neddy at Cornish Exhibition, Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
             Beauty Was the Case That They Gave Me, Vignettes, Seattle, WA
             Poetry//Painting, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013  Faces, Prographica, Seattle, WA
             Artists of Prographica, Gallery Space, Bellevue Collage, Bellevue, WA

2012  Outside the Box: Inaugural Show, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle, WA
             Tenses of Landscape, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
             Old ghost ranges…, Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
             Decoy, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
             National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dore Ashton, First Street Gallery, New York City, NY
             The Back View, Prographica, in association with Francine Seders, Seattle, WA
             My Broken Loom, Curator/ Exhibiting Artist, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
             Differing Approaches: 4 ArtistsPulliam Gallery, Portland, OR
             RefableCullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
             RED CURRENT (sweet fruit)Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011  Cross-Section, Prographica, in association with Francine Seders, Seattle, WA
             Inventing an Illusive Space, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
             4th National Juried Show, Juror: William Bailey, Prince Street Gallery, New York City, NY
             Breadth, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
             Redirect: Gage Teaching Artist Exhibition, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2010  Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
             A Preview of Things to Come, Prographica, in association with Francine Seders, Seattle, WA

2009  On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York City, NY
            West Coast Drawings: Drawings VIII, Featured Artist, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA
            Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Invited Artist, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA
            Suspend, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL
            Drawing is a Verb, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008  Color Key, The Painting Center, New York City, NY
            Face Forward, Anne Focke Gallery, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA
            GO! Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA
            Seven Propositions, selected group show, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA
            On the Wall: New Instructors at Gage, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2007  Big Painting: Kimberly Trowbridge, Shane Walsh, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Annual Juried Erotic Art Exhibit, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
            Structured (In) Time, Selected group show, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006  University Alumni House, Seattle, WA
            MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

PUBLIC LECTURES/ PANELS/ ARTIST TALKS

2017Public Lecture. Modern Landscape Painting, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2016Public Lecture. Matisse, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2014Visiting Artist. The Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ.
             Visiting Artist/ Critic. BFA Painting Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
             Installation/Art Event, Under the Catalonian Sun, Seattle Art Museum REMIX, Seattle, WA.
             Guest Lecturer. Clark Art Talk Series Clark College, Vancouver, WA.

2013Visiting Artist/ Critic. The Department of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
             Guest Artist. ArtTalk with Gary Faigin, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA.
             Guest Lecturer. Gore Fuss Studio, Olympia, WA.

2012 Tour Guide/ Lecturer. Elles: from the Pompidou, Paris. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
             Panelist. On Representation and Abstraction. Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA.
             Visiting Artist/ Critic. School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
             Panelist. Decoy. Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA.
             Panelist. Concept into Form. Prographica, Seattle, WA.
             Curator's Lecture. Patterns of Thought. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA.
             Panelist. Contemporary Art and Design. Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

2011Visiting Artist/ Critic. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
            Panelist. Sustenance: Mastery. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.
            Panelist. Contemporary Art and Design. Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

2010Lecturer. Color for Painters Lecture Series. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA.
            Studio Visit. Advanced Figure Painting Class. Western Washington University. Seattle, WA.
            Panelist. Contemporary Art and Design. Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

2009Lecturer. The Picture Plane is a Mirror. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA.

SELECTED REVIEWS/FEATURES

Manitach, Amanda. Edwards, Miguel. “The Unstoppable Kimberly Trowbridge.” CityArts. Web. 1 April 2015. 
http://cityartsonline.com/articles/unstoppable-kimberly-trowbridge

Manitach, Amanda. “Sketchbook Porn: Kimberly Trowbridge.” City Arts. Web. 22 Oct 2014.
http://cityartsonline.com/articles/sketchbook-porn-kimberly-trowbridge

Langner, Erin. “Best in Show." New American Paintings. Web. 11 Nov 2013.
http://newamericanpaintings.com/blog/best-show-painting-highlights-seattle%E2%80%99s-affordable-art-fair

Buben, Jeremy. “Seeking New Best Friend." Art Nerd Seattle. Web. 8 Nov 2013.
http://art-nerd.com/seattle/seeking-new-best-friend/

Can Serrat. “Meet the Artist: Kimberly Trowbridge." Can Serrat. Web. 24 Oct 2013.
http://www.canserratart.com/2013/10/meet-artist-kimberly-trowbridge.html

Manitach, Amanda. “Fall Art Walk Awards Finalists." CityArts. Web. 2 Oct 2013.
http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/fall-art-walk-awards-finalists

Graves, Jen. “Facing Painting." The Stranger. Web. 25 Sept 2013.
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/facing-painting/Content?oid=17825488

Manitach, Amanda. “Double Down: Two Weeks of Shows." CityArts. Web. 18 Sept 2013.
http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/double-down-two-weeks-shows

Graves, Jen. “Currently Hanging: Kimberly Trowbridge's Tantrum and Rebuilding.”
The Stranger Slog. Web. 17 Sept 2013.
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/09/17/currently-hanging-kimberly-trowbridges-tantrum-and-rebuilding

Cover Art. The Stranger. May 16 - 22, 2012. Vol. 21, No. 37.
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/CoverArt?oid=13667893&year=2012

Milosovich, Pete. “Fatalities of the Heart." SeattleArtBloc. Web. 26 May 2012.
http://www.seattleartbloc.com/

Rumold, Danila. “My Broken Loom." Contemplative Process. Web. 15 May 2012.
http://www.contemplativeprocess.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/my-broken-loom

Graves, Jen. “The Stranger Suggests: Kimberly Trowbridge.” The Stranger. Web. 2 May. 2012.
http://www.thestranger.com/Suggests/2012/05/02

Bartels, Andrew. “My Broken Loom.” Visual Art Source. Web. 28 April. 2012.
http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=1203

Manitach, Amanda. “Bolted Dream and Blindfold.” City Arts Magazine. Web. 18 April. 2012.
http://www.cityartsonline.com/blog/2012/04/bolted-dream-and-blindfold

Bartels, Andrew. “The Way Thought Moves.” The Monarch Review. Web. 11 April. 2012.
http://www.themonarchreview.org/the-way-thought-moves

Graves, Jen. “Currently Hanging: A Great Big Luscious Painting by Kimberly Trowbridge and Other Sweet Fruits.” 
The Stranger Slog. Web. March, 2012.
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/03/23/currently-hanging-a-great-big-luscious-painting-by-kimberly-trowbridge-and-other-sweet-fruits

Bartels, Andrew. “Inventing an Illusive Space.” Artdish Magazine. Web. Aug, 2011.
http://www.artdish.com/feature.aspx?ID=114

Langner, Erin. “Artist vs. Studio: Kimberly Trowbridge.” New American Paintings. Web. 7 July. 2011.
http://newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/artist-vs-studio-kimberly-trowbridge/

“Kimberly Trowbridge.” The Monarch Review. Web. 13 March. 2011.
http://www.themonarchreview.org/kimberly-trowbridge/

Bartels, Andrew. "Gallery 40: Space as Medium." Artdish. Web. 23 Sept. 2010.
http://www.artdish.com/post/2010/09/23/Gallery-40-Space-as-Medium.aspx

Shafkind, Erin. "Erin Shafkind's Illustrated Studio Tours, Part 5: Kimberly Trowbridge.”
City Arts. Web. 24 August 2010.
http://www.cityartsmagazine.com/blog/2010/08/trowbridge

Davis, Brangien. "Pleased to Meet You." Seattle Magazine. March 2010: 107.

Demetre, Jim. "Kimberly Trowbridge at Gage Academy." Artdish. Editor's Picks. Web. 17 Feb. 2009.
http://www.artdish.com/ubbcgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=39&t=000400

Nichols, Thea Liberty. "Hanging with Paintings in Suspend." ARTslant Chicago. Web. 1 Jan. 2009.
http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/4117

Pothast, Emily. "Kimberly Trowbridge's Archetypal Acts of Creation." Translinguistic Other. Web. 15 December 2008.
http://emilypothast.wordpress.com/2008/12/15/kimberly-trowbridges-archetypal-acts-of-creation/

Lawrence, Blythe. "Art Gone Wild at the Henry." The Daily of the University of Washington. Web. 1 June 2006.
http://dailyuw.com/2006/6/1/art-gone-wild-at-the-henry/

INTERVIEWS

Guppy, Nancy. “Color to the Masses with Artist Kimberly Trowbridge.” Art Zone, The Seattle Channel, 6 March 2015. 
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos?videoid=x53082

Hytone, David. "Kimberly Trowbridge." The Makers Podcast. Episode 15. 4 March 2015. 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/themakers-podcast/id940287175

Smith, Emilie. “Kimberly Trowbridge: Physical Memory.” Bellevue Arts Museum 2014 Biennial: Knock on Wood. 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153001910440589&pnref=story

Neddy Award Finalist, Cornish College of the Arts, Reel Girls Production: Aug 2014.
https://vimeo.com/106095662

Uitti, Jake. “Dear Diary: Kimberly Trowbridge." The Monarch Review. Web. 11 Feb 2014.
http://www.themonarchreview.org/the-artist-currently-known-as-kim-trowbridge/

Arnold, Sharon. “Dear Diary: Kimberly Trowbridge." Art Nerd. Web. 16 Nov 2013.
http://art-nerd.com/seattle/dear-diary-kimberly-trowbridge/

King, Sam. "Tenses of Lanscape (pt.3)." Midwest Capacity. Web. Oct 2012.
http://mwcapacity.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/tenses-of-landscape-pt-3

Manitach, Amanda. "Kimberly Trowbridge: a brief questionnaire.”
Documents from the Living Room. Web. 10 Nov 2010.
http://livingroomart.tumblr.com/post/1536564895/trowbridge

Huberman, Bond. "The Enquiring Mind." Seattle City Arts Magazine. November 2009: 41-47.

Veltcamp, Joey. "Kimberly Trowbridge." Best Of. Web. 8 May 2009.
http://joeyveltkamp.blogspot.com/2009/05/kimberly-trowbridge.html

Arnold, Sharon. "Interview, Kimberly Trowbridge." Dimensions Variable. Web. 2 May 2009. 
http://dimensionsarevariable.blogspot.com/2009/05/interview-kimberly-trowbridge.html

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 Finalist: The Neddy Award, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2015 Finalist: Summer Art Walk Awards, CityArts, Seattle, WA
            Artist in Residence, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal

2014 GAP Grant Recipient, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
            Finalist: The Neddy Award, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
            Artist in Residence, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal

2013Finalist: Fall Art Walk Awards, CityArts, Seattle, WA
            Artist in Residence, Can Serrat, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain.

2010Nominee: The Brink Award, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009Finalist: Seattle Public Utilities Emerging Artist Commission, Seattle, WA

2008smART Ventures Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culteral Affairs, Seattle, WA

2006Exellence in Teaching Nominee, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle. WA

2005Gonzales Merit Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004Recruitment Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
             Partial Fellowship Recipient, Vermont Studio Center, Artist-in-Residence, Johnson, VT

2003Independent Research Grant, Honors College, Indiana University
            Elected member Phi Beta Kappa Society

2002Schnicke Merit Award, National Society of Arts and Letters
            International Experience Grant, Florence, Italy, Honors College, Indiana University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 PORTUGAL TOUR, Plein Air Painting in the Altentejo 
            with Kimberly Trowbridge and Saranjan Tours!

2015/Current The Trowbridge Atelier: Modern Realism & Color Theory
                       Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2014 PORTUGAL TOUR, Plein Air Painting in Sintra, Portugal 
            with Kimberly Trowbridge and Saranjan Tours!

2013 SPAIN TOUR, Plein Air Painting in La Rioja, Spain 
            with Kimberly Trowbridge and Saranjan Tours!

2012SPAIN TOUR, Plein Air Painting in La Rioja, Spain 
           with Kimberly Trowbridge and Saranjan Tours!

2009Founder, Top Hat Studio, Seattle, WA. 
            Studio Intensive: Figure Painting.

2006-CurrentInstructor/ Lecturer, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA. 
Color for Painters, Beginning Figure Painting, Intermediate Figure Painting:
Figure in Context, Contemporary Portrait Painting, Design Concepts,
Beginning Figure Drawing, Teen Intensive Program:
Contemporary Studio and Portfolio Development.

2007/08 Visiting Lecturer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
ART 110: Form and Content: Beginning Drawing
ART 203: Contemporary Studio Drawing
ART 305: Experimental Drawing

2006/07Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
ART 190: Introduction to Drawing
ART 290: Beginning Figure Drawing
ART 292: Beginning Painting