trying to return home educated
Robert Kinmont was born in Los Angeles in 1937 and currently lives in Northern California. Between 1968 and 1981, he exhibited in galleries and institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Art; the de Young Museum, San Francisco; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and the 1968 “Sculpture Annual” at the Whitney Museum, New York. Between 1981 and 2004, Kinmont studied Buddhism and worked as a carpenter and returned to his artistic practice in 2005. One-person exhibitions of his sculpture and photography took place at Alexander and Bonin in 2009 and 2011, and in 2010 his work was included in several group exhibitions such as “The Traveling Show” at Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, and “The Moon is An Arrant Thief” at the David Roberts Foundation, London. In 2011, Kinmont’s work was included in “State of Mind,” a survey of new California art circa 1970 co-organized by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art. His work is on view in “Ends of the Earth: Art of the Land to 1974,” at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles until September 3rd. The exhibition will subsequently travel to Haus der Kunst, Munich.