Kim Uchiyama was born in 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa and currently lives and works in New York. She studied at Drake University, Yale Summer School of Art and Music and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. She has long been engaged in abstract painting structured by stacked bands of color which give specific form to mass and light, comprising a visceral sense of place. Working with oil paint on raw linen, her work engages subtle intervals and interactions that create resonance of color, scale and material, and can be seen as a restatement in contemporary terms of simple relations between forms such as found in ancient classical orders.
Uchiyama is currently exhibiting paintings in the Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners designed lobby at 499 Park Avenue, New York through September 11, 2023. Other solo exhibitions include Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, New York, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, Spazio Contemporaneo Agora’, Palermo, Italy, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, New York and Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York.
Uchiyama’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions about contemporary abstract painting and has been reviewed in The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, The Hopkins Review, Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint and Artcritical.com. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe, including the Delaware Museum of Art, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX and the Beaumont Art Museum of South East Texas. Uchiyama is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, a two-time MacDowell fellow and is a member of American Abstract Artists.