Kim Harty is an influential voice in the current generations of emerging glass artists; her artwork and published writing has demonstrated a commitment to pushing the boundaries of creating art with glass. Kim graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 where she began body of work, exploring glass performance, that she has been working on ever since. In 2008 she was selected as a Creative Glass Center of America Fellow, and participated in a three-month residency at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. From 2008-2010 she pioneered the glass performance art group, Cirque De Verre, which performed at notable institutions including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Toledo Museum of Art. From 2009- 2011 she served as managing editor for Glass Quarterly: The Urban Glass Art Quarterly, an internationally distributed art magazine, and she is still a regular contributor. In the fall of 2011 Kim moved to Chicago to pursue her MFA in the art and technology department at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. In spring of 2012 she was selected as a resident artist for the Toledo Workshop Revisited Residency at the Toledo Museum of Art, and is featured in the subsequent documentary produced by the Robert Minkoff Foundation. Kim’s recent performance project, The Glass Theater, was met with huge success, when she and co-producer Charlotte Potter, brought a group of interdisciplinary artists together in the Chrysler Museum of Art’s hotshop for an experimental performance art night. She and Charlotte will be co-teaching a Video+Glass:Optics of the Lens at Ox-Bow art school in June of 2013. Kim’s work is currently on view at Heller Gallery in New York City. www.kimharty.com
Kim joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in September 2013.
Lattice Mountain (2012) 60x24x36inches
Board of Directors (2013–2014)
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