Kim Henigman Bruce
Kim studied fine art at The Alberta College of Art & Design and The University of Calgary from 1989 to 2002. Her formal education is in Interior Design where she received her diploma from Mount Royal University in 1977.
Kim, a native Calgarian, has been published in the New York Times in conjunction with a group show at the R & F Gallery in Kingston, N.Y. and the exhibition catalog from the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany. She has also been reviewed in See Magazine, FFWD Magazine and The Gauntlet.
MAJOR EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
- “Disbound” – Cecelia Croker Gallery, Hartsville, South Carolina, Sept – Oct 2018
- “Material Memories”, Frederick Holmes Gallery, March 2 – April 2, Seattle, WA
- “Strong Appearance – experimental shoe design” at Grassi Museum in Germany (2013) Hard cover catalogue
Her work is in the collection of the Alberta Foundations for the Arts and is privately and publicly collected throughout Canada, Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Kim Bruce resides and works in the foothills of Alberta just outside the City of Calgary.
Kim Henigman Bruce believes that the message of art is more important than the medium from which it is created. However, it is through the materiality of her objects that her message is conveyed.
Kim is a sculptor who uses materials from distinctly different sources. By juxtaposing these materials with a beeswax or encaustic foundation she is free to manipulate, at will, until the piece finds its voice. She says that this malleability is instrumental in her process.
She is drawn to subjective statements and open-ended interpretation which allows others to bring their own experiences to the artwork.
KIM HENIGMAN SAYS…
“My work is full of visual puns, double entendre, symbolism and satire. It references the dichotomy of my early life expectations to conform to a traditional woman’s role, when in fact, reality for me, was the need to be self-sufficient and support myself as an entrepreneur and business owner. These contradictions allow me to expose my private self through veiled metaphor creating objects significant beyond function. The underlying message – the essence of my work – speaks to the roles and rights of girls and women.”
1989-2002 Fine Art studies Alberta College of Art & Design and University of Calgary
1977 Interior Design Diploma, Mount Royal University
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Disbound Red Deer Arts Council, Red Deer, Alberta, June 18 – August 18
2019 Narratives Frederick Holmes Gallery, Seattle, Wa, June 6- July 6
2018 Disbound Cecelia Croker Gallery, Hartsville, South Carolina, Sept – Oct, 2018
2018 How I Got Here Harris Warke Gallery, Red Deer, Ab, May 18 – June 30
2018 Disbound Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, Ab, March 3 – April 7
2017 Disbound The Langham Kaslo, B.C., Sept. 8th – Oct. 29th, 2017
2016 DisBound Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB, April 21 – May 27, 2016
2016 How I Got Here Drumheller Public Library Gallery, Drumheller, AB, Jan 4 – 28
2012 Negative Space Dade Gallery, Calgary, AB, March 3 – April 15
2011 Off the Wall Visual Arts Alberta Assoc., Edmonton, AB, April 28 – May 28
2010 DiverCity Epcor Center for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, Oct 4 – Jan 3
2009 Face the Figure ArtFirm Gallery, Calgary, AB, Nov 26 – Dec 23
2007 About Face ArtFirm Gallery, Calgary, AB, Jun 9 – July 6
2006 Dips, Tychs & Polyptychs Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 12 – 25
2005 onEdge ArtFirm, Calgary, AB, Oct 22 – Nov 10
2004 All about Eve Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB, April 1 – 30