New York based painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1984. She earned an M.F.A. in visual arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis (cum laude).
In 2011-2012, she was awarded an artist residency at The Dune in southern India, where she lived and painted for 8 months. In May 2014, she was honored to be named one of Makehouse Residency's 2014-2015 sponsored artists.
Most recently, as a finalist for the Basil H. Alkazzi Award in Painting, she was granted a residency through The New York Foundation for the Arts. For five weeks she painted and taught in partnership with Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. The residency will be followed by a solo show in Wayne State's Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, opening April 8 2016.
As an extension of her studio practice, Kimia also curates Wythe Hotel's permanent art collection. She is represented by Turn Gallery in NY, NY and Marrow Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
For her full CV, visit www.KimiaKline.com.