Artist Kim McCarty lives between Los Angeles and New York. A graduate of UCLA (MFA) and the Art Center College Design, Pasadena(BFA) she has had many solo and group exhibitions.
She is best known for her delicate watercolour paintings depicting figures in exchange. Her paintings have the effect of a blurry afterimage; hovering between presence and absence, innocence and wisdom, and past, present and future. At times using only a single colour and at others a bruise-inspired palette of acid yellows, greens, and browns, her paintings evoke a sense of uncertainty, ambivalence and anxiety.
McCarty’s recent solo exhibitions include Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Briggs Robinson, New York. Recent group exhibitions include LA Emerging Artists, at the Dominique Fiat Gallery, Paris; Liquid Los Angeles: Contemporary Watercolor, Pasadena Museum of Art and Erotic Drawing, Aldrich Museum of Art, Connecticut. McCarty is also held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Art.
- Kim McCarty creates a Shop item.