Bio

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Artist Statement

Kim Triedman, an award-winning poet and novelist, began working in collage and mixed media as a way to further indulge her fascination with story.  

"I have always loved old things, and I've crafted many of my own artworks out of found and recycled objects.  Most of my collages make use of old and wooden window sashes, which serve as frame and template but also conceptual springboard.  For me they offer a particularly rich and exploitable template.  Like sudden and unexpected purviews, they open us up to juxtapositions in search of a narrative thread.  They make us dream, wonder, calculate; they allow us access to worlds -- random, teeming, private worlds -- without ever crossing the threshold.  They make of us voyeurs, unwitting or not, of both the world around us and, ultimately, of ourselves.   

"My imagination tilts to the odd and visually arresting detail.  Compositions are drawn from places I have known, sometimes through memory but mostly from my own photography.  My palette is often muted, though - like life - shot through with small urgencies of color."    

Past, Current, and Upcoming Exhibitions

2020

“Exhibition Program – New England Biolabs - ArtFocus”.  (Juried March – April 2020). Selected for two-person exhibition at New England Biolabs Gallery, Ipswich, MA.

2019

“In God We Trust: Reflections On Religion In America”  (Juried, Oct-Nov 2019).  Group exhibition at Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI.

“20th Frances N. Roddy Open Competition” (Winner, Juror’s Prize; Juried by Josephine Halvorson; Sept-Oct 2019). Group exhibition at Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.

“2019 Mary Schein Fall Salon”  (Sept, 2019).  Group exhibition at Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.

"New England Collective IX" (Juried by Katherine French; August 2019).  Group exhibition at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA.

“Emerging Artists Exhibition” (Juried, July, 2019). Group exhibition at Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.

“Opposites” (Juried, June/July, 2019). Group exhibition at Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA.

“Thrive” (June/July, 2019). Group exhibition at Gallery Twist, Belmont, MA.

"D I V E R S E"  (January, 2019).  Group exhibition curated by Art In Suburbia at The LAP Gallery, Waltham, MA

2018

“Waste Not” (October - November 2018). Selected for four-person exhibition (as curator and exhibitor) with artists Lorraine Sullivan, Anne Plaisance, and Stephen Martin at ArtSpace Maynard, Maynard, MA

"About Time"  (September - October, 2018).  Group exhibition at Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA

"Frances N. Roddy Open Competition" (Juried, September - October, 2018).  Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 

"V I N T A G E"  (August - September, 2018).  Group exhibition curated by Art In Suburbia at The LAP Gallery, Waltham, MA 

"New England Collective IX" (Juried, August 2018).  Group exhibition at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA

"Up Close and Personal" (Juried, July 2018).  Group exhibition at Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

“Collage 2” (April - May, 2018) Selected for two-person exhibition with artist Anne Plaisance at  Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

“Pentimento” (April, 2018) Selected for two-person exhibition with artist Cynthia Triedman at Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

"Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales" (Juried, March-May, 2018).  Group exhibition at Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

"Members Juried 2" (Juried.  Winner, Juror's Prize; Juried by Abigail Ogilvy. February - March, 2018).  Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

2017

“Illuminations” (Juried, December, 2017).  Group exhibition at Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA

Arlington Open Studios (Juried, October 14, 2017).  Group exhibition at Arlington Town Hall, Arlington, MA

“WordPlay” (September - October, 2017).  Group exhibition at Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA

Annual Members Exhibition (Juried; September-October, 2017).  Group exhibition at Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

“Fay Chandler Emerging Art Awards/Exhibition” (Juried; September, 2017).  Group exhibition at Scollay Square Gallery, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

“Body Politic” (Juried; August, 2017).  Group exhibition at the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

“Connections” (Juried; July – August, 2017).  Group exhibition at the Six Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

“Reclaimed,” (Juried; April-July, 2017), Group exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Earlier

“A Book About Death,” (2009), Group exhibition at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY

Awards

Juror’s Prize (Josephine Halvorson, judge), Frances N. Roddy Open Competition (Sept/Oct 2019), Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.

Juror’s Prize (Abigail Ogilvy, judge), Members 2 Exhibition (Feb/March 2018), Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.