Kim Schuessler is one of the most popular figurative painters in the southeast. She recently moved from Hong Kong and now lives between Puerto Rico and Atlanta...Her southern roots, extensive travel and love of fashion influence her paintings. Sourcing paper from each destination she visits, she employs color, texture, and pattern to create collages and paintings that connect the viewer to everyday experiences. Her complex collages evoke a sense of human emotion that speak of joy and love.
Though classically trained, Kim Schuessler digs deep into her Georgia roots for her art. Consequently the feel of her work is more akin to folk or naïve art.
She looks to everyday objects for her images, mixing barefoot girls with flowers and fruit and other common sights. As she has matured in life, fallen in love and started a family, here themes have broadened to include couples and kids and other joys of life in today's world.
With a deft palette and a keen eye for patterns that tie it all together, a typical Schuessler painting ends up being a montage of various simplicities.
"Commonplace items portrayed in a new way brings amusement as well as awe," says Schuessler. "They are a vision of a simpler, brighter world that exists in our imagination."
EDUCATION University of Georgia, BFA Kennesaw State University, Post Baccalaureate, Art Ed. Parsons School of Design, New York, NY Studied with Dan Connally, Cortona, Italy University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
EXHIBITIONS Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida NAEA Electronic Gallery, San Francisco, CA Etowah Arts Center, Solo Show, Cartersville, GA Fulton County Gallery, Solo Show, Atlanta, GA Monty Stabler Gallery, Birmingham, AL Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA Quinlinn Art Center, Featured Artist, Gainesville, GA Steeple Chase, Callaway Gardens, GA Sugarloaf Arts Festival, Third Place, Suwanee, GA Brenau University, Gainesville, GA Rheinhardt College, Wileska, GA Trinity Art Auction, Spotlight Southern Artist, Atlanta, GA Aurora, Two Person Show, Atlanta, GA Funky Chicken, Dawsonville, GA Celebrate the Arts, Callaway Gardens, GA Kennesaw Arts Society, Juried Exhibition, Kennesaw, GA
PUBLICATIONS Better Homes and Gardens Florida Design
NOTABLE COLLECTION Sarah Blakesly Collection (Sparks Hosiery Founder) Many others nationwide