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Fine Artist Vancouver, Canada

Port Coquitlam Artist/Instructor – Paints in both oil & acrylic, representational & abstract.

Visit my new website at http://kimberlyblackstock.com/

Kimberly Blackstock – born in Vancouver, Canada
Art Studio: Vancouver/Port Coquitlam, Canada
Education: Capilano University, North Vancouver, British Columbia
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CURRENTLY EXHIBITING
ARTWORKS GALLERY – VANCOUVER, BC

UPCOMING EXHIBIT
"The Living Palette" March 2-30, 2017
Exhibition - Kimberly Blackstock & Brenna Quan
This collaboration of passionate painter and fervent floral designer create a playful, theatrical intertwining of 2-D floral paintings and 3-D botanical art. Experience a dream-like journey of vibrant, textural visual expression enhanced by floral scents and inspirational music.

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, March 2, 6-8pm
The Port Moody Arts Centre
Free admission, artists in attendance, refreshments served

Bio: Kimberly’s education and background lie in Graphic Design and Illustration; In May 2012 she left this career to paint full time. She began painting a series of cropped portions of butterfly wings with layer upon layer of colour; exemplifying the growth and changes made in her own life. The unique series of paintings is rich in colour and carries a strong sense of composition. She immediately earned gallery representation at ArtWorks Gallery in Yaletown.

While she continued with this series she began experimenting with the fluidity of paint and colour harmony in a more abstract manner. From this experimenting a new series of “poured work” emerged.

The butterfly series and the the poured paintings exemplify her desire to experiment with the balance and relationship of colour; gravity plays an important role in creating movement, while her 17 years of being a graphic designer is prevalent in the composition. Kimberly has built up both these bodies of work over the past year and has received an encouraging response.

Kimberly continually pushes her comfort zone with her experimentation of medium and subject; while maintaining an energetic drive to build and grow with each of these avenues. Painting both representational as well as abstract she is not afraid to challenge herself; aiming for continual growth, knowledge and expression of creativity. As an artist and instructor she believes it is necessary to push the mind to think differently.

Kimberly instructs visual arts to children & adults in her community, in hopes to provide them with the tools and encouragement to express themselves and share their creativity with one another. Currently an instructor at the Port Moody Art Centre as well as an after-school instructor for School District 43.
For information on classes please contact kimberlyblackstock@gmail.com

Currently represented by ArtWorks Gallery
2012-Present
225 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 4X7
Canada, Phone: (604) 688-3301 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341

PREVIOUS Gallery Exhibitions/Public Events

Anonymous Art Show - NVAC
Cityscape Community Art Space
North Vancouver, BC
Nov 18 - Dec 17, 2016

"BUDDING ARTISTS"
Blackstock's - Student/Children's Exhibition
The Port Moody Arts Centre
Aug 18- Sept 22 2016

The Imago Mundi Project 2016 – Curated by Jennifer Karch Verzè
- Invited Western Canadian participant

"BRUSH & BOTTLE" SOLO EXHIBIT
Vancity, 5, 121 Brew Street
Port Moody. March 11 – July 19 2016

"HOMESICK" Group Exhibition
Cityscape Gallery, 335 Lonsdale
Avenue, North Vancouver
April 22 - May 21, 2016

"MY FIRST EXHIBITION"
Blackstock's - Student/Children's Exhibition
The Port Moody Arts Centre
March 24- April 21 2016

"INSPIRING CREATIVITY"
PMAC Instructor’s Exhibition, 2425 St. Johns Street
Port Moody. January 14 – February 11 2016

“DOUBLE LIFE” – Pentimenti Group Show July 23 – August 20, 2015
At The Port Moody Arts Centre
with Kelly Brooks, Melanie Ellery, Tannis Hopkins, Rebecca Marks & Laurel Swenson

“TEACHERS/STUDENTS EXHIBIT” – PORT MOODY LIBRARY – SUMMER 2015
http://goo.gl/3ygMbb

The Imago Mundi Project 2016 – Curated by Jennifer Karch Verzè
- Invited Western Canadian participant

Lab Art Show VI – 181 Roundhouse Mews
April 11, 2015

Group Exhibition – EMERGENCE
ArtWorks Gallery, Feb 20 – March 25, 2015

Group Exhibition – Cerulean
CityScape Community Art Space
January 30 – February 28, 2015

Group Exhibition – Bacchanal
ArtWorks Gallery, October 4 – November 18, 2014

Group Exhibition – Art 4 Life
Port Moody Arts Centre, October 16 – November 13, 2014

Solo Exhibition
Port Moody Arts Centre/Appleyard Parlour, September 6 – 27, 2014

Group Exhibition – Mercury Rising
ArtWorks Gallery July 10 – August 21
225 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 4X7

Group Exhibition – Let Art Grow – SPRING
ArtWorks Gallery April 8- May 24
225 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 4X7

KABOOM Participant
The Port Moody Art Explosion – April 5, 2014

Group Exhibition: FORM
ArtWorks Gallery, Vancouver, January – February 2014

PMAC Instructor’s Exhibition, 2425 St. Johns Street
Port Moody. January 16 – February 13 2014

Group Exhibition: 9th Annual Anonymous Art Show
CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver. Nov 22 – Dec21, 2013

Group Exhibition: Rising Stars
ArtWorks Gallery, Vancouver, Oct 3 – Nov 14, 2013

Group Exhibition: Resinate
ArtWorks Gallery, Vancouver, April 11 – May 23 2013

Group Exhibition: U8
SOPA FINE ARTS, April 4 – April 14, 2013

Group Exhibition: Sans Brush
CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, September 28 – October 20, 2012

Group Exhibition : Glam
ArtWorks Gallery, Vancouver, June 30 – Aug 10, 2012

Group Exhibition (Four Artists) : Longing
CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, June 19 – July 18, 2009

Press/Publication

September 2016 "Oh West Canada! - Imago Mundi"
Contemporary Artists from Western Canada
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
https://goo.gl/519PsJ

August 2014 Where Vancouver Magazine – Featured work in the ART section titled – “Some Like It Hot”
http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/where-vancouver/where-vancouver-august-2014/2014072801/#42

Jan 14, 2014 Tricity News – Article on Kimberly Blackstock @ the Instructor’s Show at the Port Moody Arts Centre “Karate Coach has Arts chops”
http://www.tricitynews.com/entertainment/239958261.html#!

Feb 8, 2013 VancouverMom – Article on Kimberly Blackstock in their “Redefining Moms” Series
http://vancouvermom.ca/for-mom/redefining-mom-painter-martial-artist-and-mother-kimberly-blackstock/

Oct 10, 2012 North Shore News – Bright Lights – Sans Brush Opening
http://www.nsnews.com/news/Bright+Lights+CityScape+Community+Space+Sans+Brush+opening/7364242/story.html

Sept 13, 2012 Featured Artist – Art Every Day 2 U
http://arteveryday2u.blogspot.ca/2012/09/sept-13-1st-ever-ny-marathon-featured.html