Kimia Ferdowsi Kline

New York based painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1984. She earned an M.F.A. in visual arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis.

MFA San Francisco Art Institute, Painting, 2011
BFA Washington University, Painting, 2008, Cum Laude
Minors in Persian and Business

Artist and curator Kimia Ferdowsi Kline’s colorful paintings and mixed-media works reconstruct collective memories and explore the entanglement of human relationships. Kline was born in the United States to an Iranian family who’d fled the country due to religious persecution. She has described her work as repairing a sense of cultural amputation from her family’s country of origin. Her paintings’ themes have included the Iranian landscape and ancient fables. In 2020, Kline’s work shifted to papyrus-based assemblages that depict enmeshed bodily forms. Kline received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. She has cited influences such as Persian miniaturesAlice MacklerKatherine BradfordHenri Matisse, and Richard Diebenkorn.

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Feed the Meter, Wandhaff
September 23 - December 16, 2017

Solo Shows 2021 Mother Tongue, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA 2018 Elbow Room, Turn Gallery, New York, NY, USA 2017 Waiting Outside, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA Soulmate, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany Bodies Not Our Own, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Breathing on Land, Turn Gallery, New York, USA

Sky Thing, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, USA
As Above, So Below, Elaine. L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State, Detroit, USA

Landscapes For The Hungry, Turn Gallery, New York, USA

Eden, Turn Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Shows

East Hampton Biennial, Canada Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Salk Talk, Auto Body, Bridgehampton, USA
We Might Not Have a Planet Left Soon, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
Say Yes, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, Detroit, USA
Body/Head, Field Projects, New York, USA
Salami Salon, 83 Meserole, Brooklyn, USA

The World's Mine Oyster, Galerie Nicolas Hugo, London, United Kingdom
Borderless, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, USA
Phantasmagoria, Idio Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Tomorrow's Today, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, USA
Magical Mystery Tour, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, USA

The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Headspace, Culture Fix, New York, USA

Heads and Tails, Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom

Flesh Was The Reason, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Meet Me In the Middle, Treehouse Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Bibliography (selection) :

Paradise Lost: The Ills of Intimacy, Blouin Art Info, May 15, 2017
Maake Magazine, Issue 4, curated by Jon Lutz, 2017
New American Paintings, No. 128 Northeast Issue, 2016
Artist's Guide to Detroit, Architectural Digest, June 2016
Talking with Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Brooklyn Magazine, May 2016
Mythical Memory, Cultured Magazine, May 2016
Kimia Kline at the ELJ Gallery, Detroit Art Review, April 2016
Pencil in the Studio, Maria Calandra, April 2016
How The Wythe Hotel Became an Incubator for Artists, Brooklyn Magazine, March 2016
Pass a Tortilla Factory and Enter a Phantasmagoria of Art, Bedford and Bowery, January 2016
Conversation with Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, NYFA Current, December 2015
An Enchanting Love Letter to her Iranian Heritage, Gallery Gurls, November 29, 2015
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Takes Residency in Detroit, Playground Detroit, October 5, 2015
Artist's View: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Travel + Leisure, October 2015
Artist Feature: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, By Way of Brooklyn, September 2, 2015
Three Artists On the Verge, Cultured Magazine, Summer 2015
Brooklyn's Ever-Cool Wythe Hotel Now Spotlights Local Artists, Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2015
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Gets Back to the Garden in 'Chahar Baagh' Paintings, Asia Society, 2012
One Face at a Time, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
Paradise Lost : Kimia Ferdowsi Kline latest paintings explore the ills of intimacy
Blouin ARTINFO - Margaret Carrigan
May 15, 2017
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Breathing on Land
Turn Gallery -
May 06, 2017
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Kimia Ferdowsi Kline's mythical memory
Cultured Magazine - Ashton Cooper
April 16, 2017
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Kimia F. Kline @ the Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery
Detroit Art Review - Clara DeGalan
April 01, 2017
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Kimia Ferdowsi Kline
Maake - Maake
January 01, 2017
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Feed the Meter Vol. 2
Feed the Meter Vol. 2
December 12, 2017