Vancouver artist James K-M’s prolific recent work is abstract, geometric and metaphysical. Since returning to painting in 2006, his solo exhibitions include Colouring (Baron Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2010), Free Rain Mural (Edmonton, Alberta, 2009), and Cave Paintings (Simon Fraser University Teck Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2008, and the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC, 2007), with work in recent group exhibitions Paleofuturity (Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston, Ont., 2011), Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art (Baron Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2010) and Los Artistas Magos, (Council Of Fine Arts, Camagüey, Cuba, 2009/10). An accomplished presenter, K-M has given artist talks and panels at the SFU Teck Gallery, Baron Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), Camagüey Council of Fine Arts, and the International Symposium on Electronic Art (Montreal and Amsterdam). In 2012 K-M was artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. In 2013, following a trip to Mexico City, he turned to sculpture.
Before 2006, K-M created digital paintings and exhibited innovative interactive works worldwide. Digital explorations were a natural progression from K-M’s established earlier foundation: abstract geometric paintings on canvas or wood, whose exhibition had received critical review in c Magazine, Vanguard, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and Issue Magazine. K-M was nominated Bravo TV Digital Artist of the Year (1997) and went on to curate five annual digital print exhibitions, and co-found the Digitalis Digital Art Society (2001-2005). An inspiring educator, K-M taught creative process, media literacy and digital media production at the Vancouver Film School, Langara College and the Centre for Digital Imaging and Sound (CDIS). James K-M lives in Vancouver, B.C. and has been painting and exhibiting in Canada and internationally since 1978.