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Kimberlee Alemian
Cohasset, MA

About the Artist

Kim Alemian was born in Spokane, WA. Her formative years were spent in Hong Kong, Thailand, West Germany and Scituate, MA. She currently lives with her husband in Cohasset, MA.

Alemian is an Ocean Swimmer. She swims about 9 months during the year without a wetsuit. She carries watercolor notebooks with her and records the conditions of the day. Over the data, she makes a watercolor sketch of the colors of the day. Numerous notebooks have been filled over the years. Oil paintings in her Ocean series are created refering to this data.

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About the Artist

Kim Alemian was born in Spokane, WA. Her formative years were spent in Hong Kong, Thailand, West Germany and Scituate, MA. She currently lives with her husband in Cohasset, MA.

Alemian is an Ocean Swimmer. She swims about 9 months during the year without a wetsuit. She carries watercolor notebooks with her and records the conditions of the day. Over the data, she makes a watercolor sketch of the colors of the day. Numerous notebooks have been filled over the years. Oil paintings in her Ocean series are created refering to this data.

In another body of work, paint and light are the primary focus. Light and the way it affects objects, Light as it hits a surface and moves across it, the color of Light, the application of paint. The subject is still-life and interior space. She often works in series. The work is built up primarily in layers of paint and charcoal lines and develops through reworking, redrawing, turning the substrate she works on and imposes images on top, scraping, sanding, adding and subtracting media.

Alemian’s oil paintings are represented by The Cove Gallery—Wellfleet, MA, Edgewater Gallery—MIiddlebury, VT and Boston, MA and Gardner Colby Gallery—Naples, FL. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in the Netherlands and Israel among other places and is collected both privately and in corporate settings. She was featured in the publication “100 Boston Painters” by Chawky Frenn, Schiffer Publishing. Her work has been reviewed in various magazines and online.

She has a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from the College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts at Boston University with Post Graduate studies at New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

Alemian works as an artist and also at South Shore Art Center as Graphic Designer/Webmaster/ Artistic Curator. She has curated numerous exhibitions nationally and produced catalogues documenting the occasions.

Artist’s Work

Ocean 6411 with figure
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 6411 with Figure

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean study naples ii
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean Study—Naples II

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 12917 naples bather
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 12917—Naples Bather

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 42418 wading bather
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 42418—Wading Bather

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 72317
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 72317

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 81518
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 81518

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 81928
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 81928

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 91618 gunrock
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 91618—Gunrock

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 61118 gunrock
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 61118—Gunrock

By Kimberlee Alemian

Antique apothecary and ball jar
Kimberlee alemian

Antique Apothecary and Ball Jar

By Kimberlee Alemian

Antique apothecary elmers
Kimberlee alemian

Antique Apothecary + Elmers

By Kimberlee Alemian

Ocean 42818 ethereal bather
Kimberlee alemian

Ocean 42818—Ethereal Bather

By Kimberlee Alemian

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • J. Fatima Martins, Practical Magic at Galatea, Courting the Uncontrollable, Artscope Magazine
    2018
  • Gail M. Weber, Kim Alemian Artist of the Year, exploring Tosca
    2018
  • Don Wilkinson, A Woman’s Perspective, Artscope Magazine
    March/April 2016
  • Profiles in Art—Kimberlee Alemian, Cape Cod Art magazine
    June 2013
  • 100 Boston Painters. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, PA
    2012

Education

  • New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Studied
    New York, New York,1991 
  • Boston University, College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Art, Master of Fine Art, Visual Art
    Boston, MA,1991 
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting
    Boston, MA,1988