Kim McCarty

Kim McCarty

Kim McCarty

Kim McCarty (b. 1956 in Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and her Master in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Like blurry afterimages drifting past closed eyelids, Kim McCarty's watercolors hover between presence and absence, innocence and wisdom, and past, present, and future. Working rapidly, at times using only a single color and at others a haunting, bruise-inspired palette of acid yellows, greens, and browns, McCarty's portraits evoke the sense of uncertainty, ambivalence, anxiety, and loss with which we view today's generation.

 

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Selected Exhibitions

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 New Work, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2016 From the Studio, Studio Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA
Kim McCarty, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
2015 New Work, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Kim McCarty Paints!, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
2012 Boys and Girls, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
2009 Lightbox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
2006 cherry and martin, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Under Glass, cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA
Watercolors, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2002 Rebecca Ibel, Columbus, Ohio Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna, CA
2000 Recent Paintings, De Chiara/ Stewart, New York, NY
1999 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna, CA
Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
1998 Drawings, Works on Paper Inc. Los Angeles, CA
1997 Helen, Deanna Izen Miller Gallery, Venice, CA
1996 Recent Paintings, Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, CA
1992 Recent Paintings, Janie Beggs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 Watercolor, Sansiao Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Best in Show, That That Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
My Kid Could Do That, curated by Kyle DeWoody , Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
As You Like It, Prez Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
The Cat Show, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Chrome Hearts installation, Miami Beach, Fl
The Wing Soho, New York, NY Artists for ICA LA, Chrisities Los Angeles, CA September 14 - October 3
About Face, South Hampton Arts Guild, NY
Who is Joan Quinn, Cornell Art Museum, Cornell NY
2015 Paper-Work, Maloney Fine Art, Culver City, CA
2014 Water + Colour curated by Becca Pelly-Fry, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
2014 New York Armory, David Klein Gallery, New York
2013 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Joan, Joan, Joan—One Subject, Many Artists, John Wayne Airport, Irvine, CA
Luciano Benetton Foundation Small Canvas Project, Venice Biennale, Italy
Nudes, A Group Exhibition, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Contemporary Passions, Art from the Serapion and Belk Collections, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Twisted Sisters, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Kim McCarty and Natalie Frank at Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths New York
Armory modern, David Klein Gallery, New York, NY
Fresh, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Selling Sex, SHOWstudio, London, UK
Pulse Art Fair, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2011 California Contemporary, Scott White Gallery, San Diego, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Heiner Contemporary Gallery Washington DC
Eve, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles Group Show, Sears Peyton, New York
Art Platform, David Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Dis-a-pear, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Fresh Figures and Abstraction, Scott White Gallery, San Diego, CA
View to the Soul, Portraiture Old and New, Heather James Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Medium is the Message, Penninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
2009 Blue, Blue, Kim Light/Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Draw the Line, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dillitantes, Divas and Dandies, Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach, FL
Watercolorland, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Ces Enfants Etranges, Shore institute of the Arts, New Jersey
Black Dragon Society exhibition, Black Dragon, Los Angeles California
Contemporary Art, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Artists Portraits of Artists, Pace University Gallery, New York, New York
2007 Nathan A Bernstein Gallery, New York
Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part 2, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006 The Unexpected Watercolor, Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
100 artists, 100 hundred watercolors, Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, New York, NY
August Light, Great Barrington, MA
Figuratively Speaking, Part 2, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
LA: Now, Dominique Fiat Galerie, Paris, France
Portrait Show, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Contemporary Erotic Drawings, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas
The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Liquid Los Angeles: Currents of Contemporary Watercolor Painting, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
The Unexpected Watercolor, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon
Painted Ladies, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2004 Drawn to the Present, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY
What's Doin?, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer Group Show, Cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA
New Talent and Familiar Faces, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LA Woman, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
Expect: Art, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Behind Door Nine, UCSB University Art Museum, Santa Barbara. CA
2003 International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Smoking Pencils Rolling Papers, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Wet Paint, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California
Rebecca Ibel 10th Anniversary, Rebecca Ibel, Gallery Columbus, Ohio
Biosystems, USC Institute of Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Multiple Expressions, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 What a Painting Can Do, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Toyland, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
A Thousand Clowns, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001 Re-Configuration, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
Re-Configuration, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, Belgium
2000 H20, Works On Paper, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
For Example, Acuna Hansen, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Exhibition, New Jersey Center For The Arts, Summit, NJ
Certain Things: Unlikely Treasures, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY
MOCA Auction, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Works on Paper, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Traces New Drawing, Katrina Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 LA Current: A Media Fusion, UCLA Gallery at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, LA, CA
The Painted Image, Deanna Izen Miller Gallery, Venice, CA
Group Exhibition, Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, CA
LA Current, The Female Perspective, UCLA Gallery at the Armand Hammer Museum, LA, CA
1995 LA Woman, Lutz Hegenbarth, Cologne, Germany