Department of Art
Dividing time between the US and Italy, Kimes' work has been presented in over 150 exhibits including Denise Bibro, Frederieke Taylor, Claudia Carr, Kouros, Lucky Strike, Arsenal, National Academy, Ammo Artists Space, Brooklyn Museum (all NYC), Corcoran, WPA, National Acad. Sciences, Fondo del Sol, Hillyer, Elizabeth Roberts (all DC), Dorazio (Italy), Rueda Museum (Spain), America House (Germany) and many others internationally. As head of Studio Art for 17 of the past 26 years, and Dept. Chair from 1990-2001, he expanded the national reputation of our MFA program, founded our Art in Italy programs, initiated the proposal to build major art facilities on Massachusetts Avenue, and led the Department in a campaign which funded and built our 130,000 square foot Katzen Arts Center. Currently a member of the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, Kimes has been a finalist for the position of Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and has served as Artistic Director in the Visual Arts at the renowned Chautauqua Institution since 1986. Kimes previously was Program Director/faculty at the Studio School in New York City, and has been a guest artist in programs including Tyler, Parsons, CMU, Dartmouth, Cooper, Bard, Pratt, Syracuse, schools from Rome and Florence to Munich, Latvia, Mexico and many others.
Among the artists Kimes worked with as a young artist are Gretna Campbell, Nicholas Carone, Elaine de Kooning, Guston, Krasner, Mercedes Matter, Alice Neel, Pearlstein, Thiebaud, Esteban Vicente and others.
MFA City University of New York, Brooklyn College
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