1964 - Born, Lakewood, Ohio. Kim McAninch, received a B.F.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Kim, a member of the National Association of Women Artists and American Women Artists, currently works in Stony Point NY and Siesta Key FL. Her background as a fabric, wallpaper and interior designer has laid the groundwork for her unique painterly style. Through the expressive use of brush and palette knife, she conveys an emotion, a mood and the pure joy of color. Her work offers elusive and intangible qualities to the viewer, who in turn add personal experience, giving life to her work. Kim McAninch’s work is collected worldwide, including Bahrain, Ireland and England. Her success is highlighted by 2 residencies on Cape Cod and awards from the National Association of Women Artists. She exhibits regularly and teaches classes on palette knife painting techniques. ARTIST STATEMENT
I am exhilarated by the visual dance between the figurative and abstract. My body of work fulfills my natural, uninhibited desire to scratch the surface in a gestural, painterly manner toward accuracy, offering more information with less detail. I realize the principles that govern each piece of my art will not be applicable in the next. Each is a journey unto its own. I believe that it is the constant, tightening of the process throughout a lifetime of creating that makes an artist’s work unique, closer to one’s own, more virtuous. I am using my unique voice, striving for harmony of color and rhythm in each composition, offered from my head & heart. Education
1986 – B.F.A. Surface Pattern Design - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Member Associations
2018-Present – Juried Member, National Association of Women Artists 2018-Present – Member, American Women Artists
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021- Spring - Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 2020 – May 1-June 30 – KIM McANINCH SOLO EXHIBITION, Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota, Florida 2020, January 17-February 16 – HEAD & HEART, Robertshaw Gallery, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 2019 – November 18-24 – ART OVATION HOTEL TALENT RESIDENCY, Sarasota, Florida 2019 - November - KIM McANINCH, Sacrosanct Gallery, East Hampton, Connecticut 2018 - August 2- October 6 - HEAD & HEART, Cafe Selmarie, Chicago, Illinois 2018 - June 27-August 20 – COME ONE, COME ALL!, Backstage Bar Pittsburgh, Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017 – FROM SCRATCH- The Paintings of Kim McAninch, Lobby Art Space, Morgantown, West Virginia
2017 – SCRATCH, Gilberti Fine Art, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 2016- KIM MCANINCH, Gateway Towers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 - May 24 - June 2 - EXHIBITION: OUTER CAPE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE & PEAKED HILL TRUST ARTS AND SCIENCE RESIDENCY - Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2019 – March 1 - Firebox Art Studios - Carnegie, Pennsylvania
2019 – February 1- February 23 - TRANSPARENCY - The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC
2018 – October 15-January 2, 2019 – ART OF THE STORY: EXPANDING THE NARRATIVE - Grand Central Library, New York Public Library, New York, New York
2018 – October 1-25 - BIG ACTION IN SMALL SPACES - Lord & Andrea Gallery, New Rochelle, New York
2018 – September 29-November 17 - DAYDREAMING - Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida
2018 – August 17-September 8 - 21st INTERNATIONAL OPEN, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 2018 – September 13-November 13 – BEAMESDERFER 3: SEA & SKY - B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, New Jersey 2018 – July 5-August 3 – Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Artist Choice Exhibition, Brew House Association, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 2018 – July 7-August 8 – SMALL WORKS SUMMER 2018 EXHIBITION, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., New York, New York 2017 – GIRLS ROCK Juried Exhibition, Percolate Art Space, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017 – Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Artist Choice Exhibition, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 2017 - COMPULSION National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Abstraction Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 2016 - Pittsburgh Society of Artists 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill Arts Center, Greensburg Pennsylvania 2016 – RE|Collections, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University Oxford, Ohio 2016 – UNTITLED Juried Exhibit, Local 412, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 14 – 28, 2018 - Outer Cape Arts in Residency Consortium - Peaked Hill Trust, Margo-Gelb Shack https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/ocarc.htm March 26 - April 21, 2018 - The Truro Center for the Arts Artist in Residence at Edgewood Farm, Truro, Massachusetts www.castlehill.org Selected Media
2016 – Rollins, Shirley of Partner Art Advisory. The Art Matchmaker, UGallery.com, December 2016,
2016 – Fresh Off the Easel, McGaw Graphics, cover
2016 - FineArtSeen, Inside Artists Magazine, Summer 2016, Issue 5, p. 65.
2016 - Trautman, Kerry. Of Oils, After Happy Hour Review, Spring 2016, Issue 5, p. 25.
2016 - Hanson, Nels. Second Glance, After Happy Hour Review, Spring 2016, Issue 5, p. 66-67.
2016 – Studebaker, Bob. Technology Offer fresh Venues for Artists Headed to Market, 90.5 WESA Radio Interview, Pittsburgh NPR News Station