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About the Artist

As a child Kim Kopp (Port Townsend) had skill, patience and a desire for untangling knotted things no one else would bother with: necklaces, bits of string, a jump rope, the dog’s leash. As an artist, the thread of her work has evolved over the past 20 years and found its way back to this childhood fascination.

Kim Kopp’s current series of works on paper explore theme and variation using tangled and untangling abstracted compositions. She investigates mirroring and pairings found between man made objects and elements found out of doors. Working out of a love of materials, Kopp combines drawing and painting with techniques from printmaking and bookbinding. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA - 1987), and the University of Chicago (MFA - 1992). In Seattle, Kim Kopp is represented by Fetherston Gallery and SAM Gallery. She is a 2012 recipient of a fellowship to the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming.

Kopp received a 2002 GAP to defer costs of documentation and framing of the work produced during a Centrum Residency the same year.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.