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Kimberly Trowbridge: Into the Garden

January 10, 2021 - June 27, 2021

A figure walks along the edge of the water, their reflection, as well as the lush greens and subtle pinks of the well-trimmed foliage behind them, mirrored on the glassy surface without a ripple.

Trowbridge (Seattle) is featured in a large solo exhibition. This body of paintings reflects images, ideas, and methods developed over the past two years as Creative Fellow at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.

Kimberly Trowbridge was born in Everett, WA. She is a current Creative Fellow at Bloedel Reserve and will open her first solo museum exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. She is a two-time Neddy Award Finalist (2014, 2016), and an Artist Trust GAP Grant recipient (2014). She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. She is the Director of the Trowbridge Atelier of Painting, at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. She leads plein-air painting tours in Spain, Portugal, and Twisp, WA.

Trowbridge is a plein-air painter, a figure painter, an installation artist, a performer, and a lecturer on color theory.

“Over the past several years, I have developed a practice of traveling and oil painting directly from nature. On the field is where I cultivate a deep and sensitive awareness of color interaction. I consider these plein-air works my “primary documents,” and I use them as references to inform my larger, narrative paintings.

For me, the canvas is a theater that makes visible the deep underpinnings of consciousness. I use stage-like, pastoral settings to create visual allegories of our physical and spiritual connection to the natural world. Painting itself is an Arcadian practice: the palimpsest of marks both concealing and revealing our movement through time.” — Kimberly Trowbridge


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
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Women curated, Women artist(s)
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Gallery, Visual Art
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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
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