Kim McAninch

Kim McAninch

Kim McAninch was born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1964. She 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

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 the harmony of color and rhythm in each composition, offered from my head & heart.


1986 – B.F.A. Surface Pattern Design - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


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 

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