Close observational drawing has always been at the core of Kim Anderson’s work. With a consistent tendency towards intricate detail, Kim attempts to capture not only the physical attributes of a subject but also the intangible emotional aspects. Minute structures of the body, physical manifestations of a psyche in turmoil, the skin as surface and palimpsest, the traces we leave upon the world and the imprint it leaves upon us are all recurring themes.
Kim completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) at the University of Ballarat, and was awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Fine Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Since then she has been awarded residencies in Italy, Japan, Scotland, Tasmania and New South Wales, and most recently she undertook a three month residency at DRAWinternational in Caylus, France.
Kim has exhibited all around Australia and internationally, and been a finalist in numerous awards including the Paul Guest Award, the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the Hazelhurst Art Award, and the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award. In 2010 she received an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council, and she has also created projects funded by Regional Arts Victoria, Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne Arts Grant Program, and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Outside of ART500 Kim’s works are typically available for between $500 and $3600.