Kim Alemian was born in Spokane, Washington, and has lived in Hong Kong, Bangkok,Thailand and Germany with her family. She received her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1988 and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University in 1991. She also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Her work includes paintings, drawings and mixed media and has been exhibited nationally. Recent exhibition venues include Galerie Bij de Boeken, EVEnt, and Huntenkunst International Art Fair, Ulft, Netherlands; Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA; Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL; St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA; Concord Art Association, Concord, MA; Reynolds Ryan Gallery, New Orleans, LA; The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; South Shore Art, Center, Cohasset, MA.
Alemian is the recipient of the Constantin Alajalov Award at Boston University School of Visual Arts and was included in 100 Boston Painters published by Schiffer publishing. She was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medal, and is the recipient of many other awards for her work. As influences, Ms. Alemian sites the work of the Bay Area Figurative Artists. “This group of artists - Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff and Nathan Olivera - have powerful compositions the way they use light, color and the process of applying paint, which are elements that have always interested me. It is what I respond to when I admire the works of masters such as Rembrandt, Jacques-Louis David, Ingres, Cezanne and Matisse.”