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Kimber Berry

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liquid landscape #628-021308, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 60"x 144" © kimber berry
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liquid landscape#628-042608, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 60"x 144" © kimber berry
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liquid environment, 2009 Acrylic on Polyresin 34"x 192" © kimber berry
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liquid landscape #628-031007, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas 60"x 144" © kimber berry
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liquid landscape #628-052109, 2009 Mixed Media on Polyresin 42"x 48" © kimber berry
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liquid environment detail, 2009 Acrylic on Poly-resin © kimber berry
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liquid envirnment installation at RAM, 2009 Mixed Media © kimber berry
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liquid envirnment installation at RAM (detail), 2009 Mixed Media © kimber berry
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liquid landscape installation at Bill Lowe Gallery, July 2010 Mixed Media 50'x 16'x 6' © kimber berry, Lowe Gallery
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liquid landscape installation at Bill Lowe Gallery, july 2010 Mixed Media 50'x 16'x 6' © kimber berry, Lowe Gallery
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Lowe_installation_2
liquid landscape installation, july 2010 Mixed Media 50'x 16'x 6' © kimbert berry/lowe gallery
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Liquid Landscape 628.121407, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas 72" X 48" © Courtesy of the artist & Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery
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We didn't think they would steal the gods, 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 40"x 30" © kimber berry
20150721192418-pretty_pollution_postcard_front
20160405154832-screen_shot_2016-04-05_at_16
A Walk Through Wonderland Mixed Media on Canvas © Kimber Berry
20160504190034-where_the_wild_flamingos_roam_48x48
20160504190437-all_jacked_up_on_sugar_pops
20160504190614-chasing_dragons_with_a_plastic_sword60x48
20160504190749-i_think_my_guardian_angel_drinks
20160504191058-joshua_tree
20160504191153-trampled_by_turtles48x48
20160504191447-down_the_rabbit_hole
20160504191548-dreaming_in_color_72x120
20160504191719-make-believe
20160504191801-lax_airport_installation
20160504191847-standing_in_the_stars_96x72
20160504191922-television_dreams_of_tomorrow_60x48
20160504192018-the_wheels_are_still_turning_but_the_hamsters_are_all_dead
20160504192400-trampled_by_turtles48x48
Quick Facts
Lives in
los angeles
Works in
los angeles
Schools
USC, 1998, BFA
Claremont Colleges
Tags
mixed-media, installation, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, abstract, conceptual
Statement

 Originally from Los Angeles, American abstractionist Kimber Berry grew up surrounded by overthe-top advertising and the glitz of Hollywood. This background was the genesis that fuelled her desire to explore the psychological experience of living in an over-stimulated society,  by media noise. Her installations and paintings interlace, overlap and converge upon themselves in much the same manner as existing in multiple environments at once. Berry conjures simulated environments which the observer can psychologically step into, creating an experience that engages the viewer on a deeper level. Moving beyond the rigid boundaries of painting distinctly within the edge of a canvas, Berry provides a fluid existence that allows her art to melt into, embed, connect and disconnect, via the aspiration to fully engage a wall to, essentially, become part of the space. Her paintings and installations exist in the psychological space between object and life, reality and illusion.

 

Through her newest series of paintings, Plastic Gardens, she creates a dialogue around the human condition and raises important social questions as to how we live with nature – as we encroach further and further into natural environments that were once untouched and eliminate them. How are we as a society going to create harmony and balance with the Earth? Among hundreds of thousands of miles of concrete and steel we feel at a distance from nature and are compelled to create highly designed green spaces, oases, parks and gardens – nature on our terms. Continuing her exploration of digital and paint, reality and illusion, new and old technologies, Berry takes a closer look into the duality of societal expansion and growth. Using digitally manipulated photographs of paint, natural and plastic organic plants and flowers alongside and actually embedded in the paint, the highly manipulated surfaces of her paintings illustrate how highly manipulated nature has become.

 

Kimber Berry achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and her MA from Claremont Graduate University and is a member of the Artist Pension Trust. Berry has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, MOCA GA,  LCMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Riverside Museum of Art, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles Center of Digital Arts, LAX Airport, San Diego Museum of Art, Korean Cultural Center (Los Angeles), CA State Polytechnic University , Oxnard College and Fisher Gallery - University of Southern California.