Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 14th 2014 to Jun 16th 2014 | Mar 23rd 2015 to May 24th 2015
  • FROM : USA
Kim Abeles' installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment. The work merges hand-crafted materials with digital representations. She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators such as the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project, California Science Center, the Department of Mental Health, Natural History museums in California and Colorado, and the Lakota Indians of South Dakota. In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. She has exhibited in 20+ countries, including large-scale installations in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, China and South Korea. Abeles is a 2013 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also received fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and the California Arts Council. She has an MFA in Studio Art from the University of California Irvine. Abeles’ journals, artists books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.