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Kim Bach Artist - Resumé

1995 2002 “Some of the most striking examples of New York School nonobjective abstraction were those in which artists such as de Kooning and Robert Motherwell tore up paintings and made collages with them. Kim Bach…uses this method to considerable effect. ¾ In this age of simplistic figuratism, it’s good to see nonobjective abstraction of the caliber of Bach’s collaged paintings.”                     

Michael Weizenbach, The Washington Post, Mar. 1989





2013    KIM BACH, New Paintings, McDaris Fine Art, Hudson, NY


2011    KIM BACH, New Paintings, Gallery 135, Hudson, NY


2010    PEARS, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA


2009    KIM BACH, New Paintings, Deffebach Gallery, Hudson, NY


2007    IN RESIDENCE, Works by Kim Bach, Verdigris Art & Tea, Hudson, NY


2003    ◦ COUNTING PEARS, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA

            ◦ BELLA FIGURA, Kim Bach, Health Sciences Gallery, LIU Brooklyn, NY


2002    BODY POLITICS, Atrium Gallery, Goodman 2 Bldg.  San Francisco, CA


2001    ◦ LEAKY MARGINS: Paintings by Kim Bach, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
            ◦ KIM BACH, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA


2000    The M.H. de Young Artist Studio. Artist in Residence, M.H. de Young Museum,                   Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA


1999    FRUIT OF THE GODS, Paintings & Art Books by Kim Bach, Christensen Heller                   Gallery, Oakland, CA


1998    OF PARTRIDGES & PEARS, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA

1997    NEW WORKS BY KIM BACH, Atrium Gallery, Goodman 2, San Francisco, CA

1989    KIM BACH. HENRI Gallery, Dupont Circle, Washington DC






2013    GUCCIONE & BACH, MCDARIS FINE ART, McDaris Fine Art, Hudson, NY


2004    ◦ P.M.S. WOMEN PAINTERS, MUSICIANS AND SCULPTORS, Brooklyn                             College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            ◦ SHAPE/MOVEMENT/TEXTURE, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
            ◦ LIU FACULTY EXHIBITION, Salena Gallery, Long Island University,                               Brooklyn, NY
            ◦ REVERSING VANDALISM, San Francisco Public Library, SF, CA 


2003    ◦ COCKTAILS: Kim Bach and Hilary Lorenz, James C. Hormel Center, San                             Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
            ▫ The Kiss, Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Prince St. SoHo, NY
            ▫ Aramona gallery, “Dolly in the Window series”, New York City, NY


2002    ◦ Me and A Friend, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
            ◦ Art at the Yard, Exhibition of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Artists, Brooklyn, NY  

            ◦ Visual Responses to The Little Prince, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA, 
              Curated by Howard Junker of Zyzzyva Literary Magazine, * Merit Award for

              “Il Pleura”
            ◦ Recognition, Lesbian Visual Artists, Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            ◦ Some Enchanted Evening, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA
            ◦ Whispers, Soundscapes Gallery, Santa Rosa & Gallery on the Rim, S.F., CA


1995    ◦ Sentimental Journeys, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA
            ◦ Works on Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


1994    ◦ Public/Private Lives, Lesbian Visual Artists, Somarts, San Francisco, CA
            ◦ Kim Bach & Peggy Snider, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA

            ◦ Larger than Life, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Judy Foosaner, juror  

              * Merit Award for "Contradictory Impulses".
            ◦ Gallery Selections, Henri Gallery, Washington DC


1993    ◦ Work on and of Paper, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery,                                                 Claire Carlevaro, juror. * Merit Award for "Religious Icon".
            ◦ Sacred & Profane: An Uncensored Show, SF Women Artists Gallery, Barbara de 
              Genieve, juror.
            ◦ Seeing Red: A Show of Emotions, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Ivan 
              Majderkoff, juror.






Thesis and Lecture Presentation, “The Plastic Muse: Manipulating the Female Form”, presented at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, April 2003.


FINE ARTS Magazine, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Vas Prabhu, “Report from the Education Department.”  Spring 2000.


Jolene Thym, Bach to be de Young’s ‘artist in residence, The Argus, January 21, 2000.


Maitlin Zane. Artist’ Colony Reblooms in SF., San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 1996.


Michael Weizenbach. Kim Bach at Henri Gallery, Washington Post, March 18, 1989.


SFWA Newsletter. Something to Laugh About, Merit Awards, September 4, 1993.


AMBIT Magazine.  Paintings by Kim Bach,  London, England July 11, 1993.






Sam Whiting. Photo Exhibition at Library Honors Women of Vision, San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, 2000.


Sam McManis. A Portrait of the Gorilla as an Artist, SF Chronicle- East Bay, March 5, 1999


The Gorilla Foundation, A Conversation with Koko video, August, 1999


Dennis Rockstroh, When animals do art, San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 1999.


Jolene Thym, Abstract Art,. Oakland Tribune, March 4, 1999






2004    Parsons School of Design, Guest Artist, Photography Dept, NY, NY 2003/4


2003/04    Media Artist in Residence, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
                 McGrath Grant Visiting Artist Workshop Series, LIU Brooklyn, NY
2001    O’Malley Research Grant in Studio Arts, C. W. Post, Long Island University, NY


2000    Artist in Residence – M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, The Artist’s Studio,

            San Francisco, CA


2000    Public art commission to Japan for Susan Kay & Assoc. Art Advisors,

            San Francisco, CA


1999    Director/Curator of “1999 Bay Area Readers Choice Award for Best Gallery”,

            Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
            Documentary film interview in The Gorilla Foundation’s, “A Conversation with                     Koko” video


1999/01  Corporate art commissions for Keebler Company, Chicago, IL


1993    Yaddo Fellowship Grant - Recipient of an international Artist-in-Residence Grant at

            the Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga, NY

            Mural & Graphic Design projects for Bunny, Didd & Tubbs, Oakland, CA


1993    The Black Women's Health Book, Book Signing, Contributing Artist, Oakland, CA


1992   Film Arts Foundation, Benefit "Tribute to M.F.K. Fisher" Contributing Artist.

           San Francisco, CA






2006 -present    Professional Artist, Kim Bach Studio, 135-A Warren Street,

                         Hudson, NY 12534


2002-2005    Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York in the
                     Freshman Orientation Program, Core Seminar, Humanities and  Photography.
                     Co-director of the Gender Studies Program, LIU, Brooklyn, 2004.

2002-2006    Kim Bach Studio, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn NY


2000-2002    Curator III – Office of Exhibitions & Programming Manager 
                     San Francisco Public Library – City & County of San Francisco, CA


1998-2000    Olive Hyde Art Gallery: Gallery Director and Exhibitions Curator
                     “1999 Bay Area Readers Choice Award for Best Gallery”, Olive Hyde Art                              Gallery, Fremont, CA


1995-1996    San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - V. President, Member of Emerging                            Artist Show Committee.


1992        Film Art Foundation, Contributing Artist, Benefit "Tribute to M.F.K. Fisher"

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