It's Not About The Cake

KIMBER BERRY   

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Kimber Berry is an American abstractionist known for explosively colorful, visually dense, multidimensional canvases and installations. Through her newest series of paintings, “Plastic Gardens” and “Beautiful Decay”, she creates a dialogue around the human condition and raises important social questions as to how we live with nature. Continuing her exploration of digital and paint, reality and illusion, new and old technologies, Berry takes a closer look into the duality of societal expansion and growth. Using digitally manipulated photographs of paint, natural and plastic organic plants and flowers alongside and actually embedded in the paint, the highly manipulated surfaces of her paintings illustrate how highly manipulated nature has become.
Berry received a B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1998 and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 2001. She participated in the prestigious Painter’s Edge Residency in Idyllwild, California under noted artist Roland Reiss. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States. Kimber is also an artist member of The Artist Pension Trust.

ARTIST STATEMENT

"In my newest series Plastic Gardens/ Beautiful Decay all of the beautiful color of Earth and human’s artificial color is vacant.  Society’s manipulation of nature in urban environments that were represented in my Plastic Gardens series of paintings by vibrant colors reflective of colorful created urban organic environments. Have now darkened and grayed to represent the outer environments far removed from the vibrant urban venues. These paintings are in response to our aggressive behavior toward the Earth, deforestation, fracking, carbon soot, plastic oceans and oil spills; the striping of colorful nature as humans gorge on artificial color that entertains and blinds."

-Kimber Berry

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BIOGRAPHY

Kimber Berry was born in Los Angeles, California in 1970.

Berry is an American abstractionist known for explosively colorful, visually dense, multidimensional canvases and installations that conjure complex universes existing within and without the time/space continuum. Her worlds, of her own making, arrived in reaction to the over-the-top glitz and advertising that pervaded the Hollywood of her youth. This environment fueled her desire to explore the psychological experience of living in an over-stimulated society, constantly bombarded by media noise.

Her work combines digital elements with traditional paint. Oftentimes orchestrated upon industrial materials, these works represent a symphonic dance between the virtual world and the organic universe, challenging the viewer to discern between imagination and reality. Through her newest series of paintings, Plastic Gardens, she creates a dialogue around the human condition and raises important social questions as to how we live with nature. Continuing her exploration of digital and paint, reality and illusion, new and old technologies, Berry takes a closer look into the duality of societal expansion and growth. Using digitally manipulated photographs of paint, natural and plastic organic plants and flowers alongside and actually embedded in the paint, the highly manipulated surfaces of her paintings illustrate how highly manipulated nature has become.

Solo Exhibitions

2015

“New Paintings”, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

2014

“New Plastic Gardens”, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

2013

Plastic Gardens”, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2012

“Paradisio”, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011

“Liquid Landscape Environment” (installation), Huntington Beach Art Center, HB. C

2010

“Pulse: Signs of Life”, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009

“I’ve become exactly what you feared I’d be”, Phantom Galleries, LA Miracle Mile, L.A., CA

 

“Liquid Environment” installation, OBJCT Gallery, Pomona Arts Colony, CA

2008

“Liquid Landscapes”, CSU Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

2007

“New Paintings”, Studio K, Pomona, CA

2006

“Paint!”, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA

2003

Market Gallery, L.A., CA

2001

East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University Claremont Graduate University, (site specific painting)

2000

White Gallery, “light - paintings”, light installation, Claremont Graduate University

 

White Gallery, “light- environment”, light installation, Claremont Graduate University

1998

Helen Lindhurst Gallery, “moments of mystery”, University of Southern California

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

“Neon Babylon”, 2 person exhibition, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London, UK

 

“Abstraction Today” Museum of Contemporary Art, GA

 

ART 16, London, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London, UK

2015

“Pretty Pollution” , 2 person exhibition, BG Gallery, Santa Moni­ca, CA

 

“Patterns of Regeneration”, New Gallery of Modern Art, Char­lotte, NC

 

“Ghostly Signs : Existential Bodies”, Curated by Gul Cagin, Zerre Proj­ects, Istanbul, Turkey, 14th Istanbul Biennial

 

 Affordable Art Fair, NY , Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

2014

“Bronx Speaks : No Boundaries”, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

 

“Conceptual Abstraction” , Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

 

“Zenscapes”, Elisa Contemporary Art, The Design Studio, Bridgehamp­ton, NY

 

Miami Art Fair, Elisa Contemporary Art , Riverdale, NY

2013

”Levitation”, 4 person exhibition, public art installation, LAX air­port , Los Angeles, CA

 

“New Artists”, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

 

Affordable Art Fair NY, Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

 

“Season Opener” Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

 

“Art from the Left Coast”, Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

 

Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

 

Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2012

“Beyond Nowness”,Mcnish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA

 

“The Power Of Paint”, Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, TX

 

“Tickled Pink”, Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

 

“Art Can”, cancer research fundraiser at Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

Affordable Art Fair, NY, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

 

Laguna Art Museum, Group Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2011

“Spread the Word”, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

 

“Love”, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

 

“Commence: A Philosophical Detente”, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

“Art and Technology”, Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, Riverdale, NY

 

“Chain Letter Exhibition”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010

“39 Now”, Den Contemporary, Hollywood, CA

 

Art Hamptons, NY, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

 

SF Fine Art Fair, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA

 

“Bloom: The New Abstraction”, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009

“Mo’ Flow: Bolts and Trails”, curated by Peter Frank, L2Kontem­porary, Chinatown, Los Angles, CA

 

“OBJCT:: of my confection”, OBJCT Gallery, Pomona, CA

 

“Sketchbook Project”, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Washing­ton DC

 

Bridge Art Fair NY, Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art, NY

 

"Ebb and Flow”, Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art, NY

 

East Festival, August Art, Wharf Studios, East London, UK

 

Affordable Art Fair New York, Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art, NY

 

 “Sketchbook Project”, MODA Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA 

2008

“Landscapes of the Mind”, Bridge Art Fair Miami, Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art, NY

 

“In the Abstract”, LAX Southwest Airlines, L.A., CA

 

“Sum of Parts”, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA

 

“Edenistic Divergance” (4-person show), curated by Andi Cam­pognone, Riverside Art Museum, CA

 

“New and Improved”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, L.A., CA

 

“The American Lifescape”, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA

2007

“Pink Show”, SOHO Myriad, Atlanta, GA

 

“Come out for art”, Pacific Design Center, L.A., CA

2006

Oxnard College, “Hot Shots”, Oxnard, CA

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Los Angeles, CA

 

“Consumerism & Product #2”, Gallery Revisited, L.A., CA

 

“Biannual”, Gallery 825/LAAA- South/the Mike Napoliello Gallery

 

“Recent Acquisitions Exhibition “, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

 

“Festimage”, Chaves, Portugal

 

“Gem “, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA

2005

National Open Exhibition “, Long Beach Arts, CA

 

"Petite Works”, Gallery 825/LAAA at Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

 

Riverside Art Museum, CA

 

San Diego Art Museum, CA

 

Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA 

 

The Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA

 

“2005 L.A. exhibition “, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery & Eagle Rock Center For The Arts

 

“In the Abstract”, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA 

2004

“Petite Works II”, Gallery 825/LAAA at Bergamont Station, CA

 

“The F-Stops Here”, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA

 

Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery, L.A., CA

 

“Digitally Propelled Ideas”, CA State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

“Winners Invitational Exhibition “, Long Beach Arts Gallery, CA

 

“Women’s Festival of the Arts”, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

 

Huntington Beach Art Center, CA

2003

“Open Show 2003”, Juror: Karin Higa, 825 Gallery, L.A., CA

 

Andrewshire Gallery, L.A., CA

 

“Petite Works”, 825 Gallery at Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

 

Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

 

“And now a word from our sponsor”, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA

 

“The Lowe Gallery Invitational”, The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

“America”, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

 

Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

 

“Formulations”, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

 

“Valedictories”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2001

Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University

2000

“Felt”, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University

1999

“Go-Between”, DA Art Center, Pomona, CA

1998

Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California

 

 

 

Press

Art Ltd., Flaunt Magazine

NY Times

CBS News

Professional Artist Magazine

Artsy

Bronx Art Exchange

Luxe Interiors + Design

Art Daily

Wall Street International

After NYNE

Ventura County Star

H C & G Magazine

Inland Empire Weekly

At The Edge Magazine

KCET

Art Week LA

Charlotte Observer

Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine

FAD Magazine

Burnaway Magazine