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Kim L Pace (formerly Merrington) was born in London. She currently lives and works in London and Brighton. Whilst drawing occupies a central role in her practice, Kim’s work includes print, animation and installation, and demonstrates a recurring interest in hybridity and transformation. She has exhibited in solo shows in the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia and Germany; and extensively in group exhibitions. Kim was awarded The Evelyn Williams Drawing Fellowship and The Linbury Drawing Fellowship and has held artist residencies in the UK, USA and Norway. She was the recipient of The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship (2008-09).
During the 90’s & early 2000’s, Kim made a significant contribution to the establishment of contemporary drawing as an independent activity. This included her own practice (e.g. drawing installations commissioned by the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art & Limerick City Art Gallery), through her pedagogic work (e.g. she was instrumental in developing MA Drawing at Wimbledon, BA & MA Drawing at Camberwell) and her curatorial work (e.g. ‘Doodle to Digit’ conference, Tate Britain and more recently, Cult Fiction for the Hayward Gallery – which investigated a long-held fascination with ‘comics & art’). Recent exhibitions/presentations/screenings include: The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2011); Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome (2012); Casa del Cinema, Villa Borghese, Rome (2012); Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2012); The Czech Center, NYC (2013); Wimbledon Space, London (2013); The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2014); Millennium Films, NYC (2014). Kim is also currently developing a graphic novel.
Last updated: 24.09.2014