Kim Harty works at the intersection of materials, performance, and technology. Harty’s work examines the alchemical relationship between the artist and raw materials, and exploits the process of transformation inherent in artmaking.
Harty creates sculpture, installation and performance through the appropriation and reinterpretation of found objects and their histories. Her work cultivates meaning by forgings relationships between the artist’s body, materials and technologies that leave the viewer with a palpable sensation—one both visual and phenomenological.
Her work has been shown at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Gelman Gallery in Providence, RI; Heller Gallery in New York, NY; Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, IL, the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo,OH. In 2013 Harty participated in the Pilchuck Emerging Artist Residency at Pilchuck Glass School and the BOLT Residency at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She is currently an adjunct professor at SAIC, and will be teaching workshops at Ox-bow Art School and Penland School of Crafts in the summer of 2014.
Harty received her BFA in glass at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, and her MFA in art and technology studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013.
Learn more about Kim Hart's solo BOLT exhibition "Human Factors."