ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kimberly Idona Farcot is an American figurative realist and portrait artist.
I love to explore how different media and techniques can affect the mood of the final art. The Classical and Impressionist masters are a big influence on my work, as well as modern techniques like alla prima.
I have been combining classical realism with figurative sculpture, playing with figures breaking through the plane of "reality". My work is based on the concept of Secular Humanism, a philosophy of imagination and reason, celebrating human life, rights and liberties. I am creating a body of work exploring the diversity of modern humans of all ages and races at work, play, and rest, and representing our human reality through art. I spent many of the past 4 years as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, and have enjoyed the variety of people around me for inspiration.
My art provides me with immeasurable personal satisfaction, but the feedback I receive from others, and their appreciation for what I do feeds my soul and will forever keep me exploring and improving.
1993-1996 The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Masters of Fine Art, Visual Communications
Thesis: Children's Illustration: Use in an Interactive Musical Pop-Up Book
1986-1988 Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD Bachelors of Art; Advertising Design
1985-1986 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD Studio Art concentration
2018 - Solo Exhibit "Gestures" at the Dhahran ArtGroup, Saudi Arabia
2017 - Plethora group show, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia- awarded 1st place and 2nd place in oil painting category
2017 - Solo Exhibit "Children of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2016 - Solo Exhibit "Workers of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2016 - Mosaic group show, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2015 - Solo Exhibit "Ladies of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2014 - Mélange group show, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2014 - solo exhibit Holley Gallery, Maryland Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2013 - 6-week solo show "Life is a Dance" at the Piccolo Roma Restaurant, 200 Main St., Annapolis, MD
2013 - 3rd Place in the Kent Island Federation for the Arts, Human Figure Juried Exhibit
2013 - 9th Honorable Mention in the Portrait Society of America Memberís Only Competition
2012 - 4 paintings exhibited in the Baltimore Washington International Airport
2011 - Juror's Choice Award in Maryland Federation for the Arts Small Wonders Exhibit
2009 - 3rd Place in the Kent Island Federation for the Arts, Human Figure Juried Exhibit
2003-2007 - Group exhibit at Montgomery College
2002-2007 - The Art Institute of Washington exhibit of the Illustrator's Club of Washington
1998 - Children's Hospital, Washington, DC Exhibit of Children's Book Illustrations
1996 - The George Washington University MFA Show
1994 - The World Bank International Women's Month Art Exhibit
1994 - Award of Excellence in Print 1993 Printing and Graphic Communications Assoc.
1993 - The George Washington University's Awards Show
1993 - Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington's 20-20 Exhibit
1988 - Salisbury State University Senior Art Show
1988 - Recipient of Salisbury State University Art Department Meritorious Award
1985 - Recipient of the Pasadena Women's Association Scholarship
1985 - Nominee for several scholarships for the Maryland Institute of Art
1985 - Chosen as National Academic Scholar in the area of art
1984 - Painting awarded first place in local and state contest
1983 - One woman exhibit at La Fayette Nursing Home in Baltimore, MD