Kim Manfredi

Kim Manfredi

Palm Desert, CA, United States

About Kim Manfredi

I love to paint. These unexpected figures and their worlds are inspired by my interest in nature and humanity: it's pleasure and pain.
I use my work as a means of deep communication and as a way of reconciling relationships.
What does it mean to be alive?
Each snapshot in my body, each artwork I make, represents a human experience that is both simple and complex.
I use figuration, traditional craft and contemporary painting technique to bring clarity to the confusion inherent in life’s contradictions. The paintings help me understand what it means to be me.


MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA Studied under Grace Hartigan
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Cum Laude


Basically I'm sitting around waiting for my upcoming show to get scheduled. i have a 2 person exhibition coming up at the Palm desert Community gallery. Don't know when it will be but I'm trying to be patient. Meanwhile, go to and join my mailing list.


2010 VCCA, Artists Residency, Amherst Virginia
2009 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson Vermont
2009 Maryland Art Place, Critics Residency Program, Curator: Vincent Katz
2019 Meta Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs art museum, Palm Desert, Ca
2018 Juried Artist Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum,
Palm Springs, California
2015 With Silence Comes Peace, Silber Art Gallery, Baltimore Maryland
2011 Cells and Stars, New Paintings, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 185th Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National
Academy, New York, NY
2009 Art Miami C. Grimaldis Gallery, Miami Florida
2009 Sublime Structure, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
2009 Conner Contemporary, Options Biennial Exhibition, Washington, DC
2009 Prince Street Gallery, 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, New York
Juror: Susannah Coffey
2009/10 Meyerhof Gallery, Sondheim Semi Finalist Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland.
2009 Hemphill Fine Arts, Landscape Biology, Washington DC
2018 The Desert Sun, Artist Council Award Exhibition
2010 The Urbanite, Cells and Stars, Cara Ober
2010 New York Times, Academy Gives Art Some Wiggle Room, Karen Rosenberg
2010 New American Painting
2009 Art News, December 2009, Sublime Structure, by Cara Ober
2009 The Baltimore Sun, A Closer Look at a “Body Of Work”, Tim Smith
2009 The Washington Post, Options, Unexpected Possibilities, Michael O’Sullivan
2019 Board of Directors, Palm Springs Artist Council
2019Peoples Choice Award Metamorphosis Exhibition
2018 Jack Farley Community Award for Painting
2010 Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize Semi Finalist
2009 Nominee, DCCA Biennial Exhibit
2008 Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize Semi Finalist
2008 Hoffberger & Polovoy Merit Awards
2007 Hoffberger & Polovoy Merit Awards
2005 Kristen Rita Strouse Foundation Artist Award