Project Room: Kim Faler features a video and sound installation of drawing-based work. Inspired by moments of congruence and beauty in the everyday, Faler transforms and exaggerates patterns, tones, forms, and textures, in order to draw our attention to the tension between being present, holding on, and letting go.
Faler’s sculpture, installations, drawings, and photographs explore the functionality found within architecture and design and press our emotional understanding of these everyday objects against their perceived logic. Her material-based works have been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States, including exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), Art Dubai, Sp/Arte in São Paulo, Mixed Greens in New York, and at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Faler has received numerous grants and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship (to Brazil), the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida, and the Artpace International Artist in Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. She received her BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She lives and works in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Project Room: Kim Faler will be on view at Beeler Gallery’s Project Room at Columbus College of Art & Design from Sept. 7 through Oct. 20. Faler will talk about her work as part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series on Sept. 14.