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
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
◦ 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
◦ Seeing Red: A Show of Emotions, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Ivan
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
GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMMISSIONS
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"