Kristin Krimmel

Kristin Krimmel, painter and art educator is originally from Vancouver. She studied at UBC and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts de Reims, France; taught at Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1983-89) and has shown both locally and internationally. Kristin Krimmel is widely travelled, has undertaken art residencies at home and abroad and has been twice selected for the Joan Miro Foundation's International Drawing Competition.

"In my art practice over the years, it's the act of painting that has been a necessity to me, whether in oil, watercolor or acrylic. I like the physical immediacy of creating an image through paint and the process of making constant aesthetic decisions as each stage of the painting progresses.

Love and Grief Series:
In 2013, artist Kristin Krimmel lost a close friend with whom she had shared a profound love of language and literature. They delighted in the composition of words, their refined usage, depth of meaning, origins and history. In the ensuing months, feeling emotionally raw, she began to translate her grief into a visual expression of her inner turmoil. In the process she came to understand that the deepest components of friendship and its loss was simply a cycle of grief and love.

Krimmel has captured the essence of the emotional questions and vulnerabilities lingering under the surface which people go through while presenting to the world a cool exterior of normalcy. In these reflective images, we can find echoes of our own feelings whether it be in the elation of new loves or the challenges of our losses.

Other Work
The role of observer is a key to my choice of subject, whether it be for landscape, still life or for the prosaic world around me. I find myself looking primarily for relationships of form and shape and how their colours, rhythms and patterns interact. My affinity for landscape is a constant thread throughout the years, weaving through the other excursions into more mundane muses such as construction, common household objects or into purely abstract or surrealist imagery.

I am sensitive to the way light describes plant forms, and how interplaying shapes create abstract relationships. When travel-painting or painting 'plein air' my subject matter is most often about landscape".

1976 - 1980 Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts De Reims, France
1980 Diplome in painting
1969 Bachelor of Education, Double major in Fine Arts
1964 - 1969 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Bowen Island Arts Council, Bowen Island, B.C. Transformations
2016 Fort Gallery, Langley, B.C. Love and Grief
2016 Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. A quizzical view
2015 Fort Gallery, Langley B.C. Happening
2014 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, B.C. 40 Years, A retrospective
2014 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. “Waters of the Alouette and the Grand Canal”
2012 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford, B.C.
2012 Power and Connnection, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.
2011 Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, B.C. Assembly of BC Arts Council, Arts and Culture Week (April)
2011 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. Construction/Deconstruction series
2010 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. The Kimono Series
2008 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft  
2003 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft
2000 Staymen Gallery, Maple Ridge, B.C.
1993 Sinclair Centre, Atrium Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.  
1990 Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C. The Laundry Series
1990 Richmond Gateway Theatre, B.C.  Geometrick Series
1979 Cimaise Ventadour, Paris, France. (at the Canadian Consulate)
Two, Three and Four Artist Exhibitions
2014 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. French Connection
2013 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. with Veronica Plewman, Cloudscapes and Sketches of Venice
2012 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft
2005 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, B.C. 3 person show Making their Mark
1997 Sinclair Centre, Vancouver, B.C. 2 person show with G. Morrison
1994 Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. 2 person show “Plastic Archives”
1983 Cimaise Ventadour, Paris, France  Two person show Laundry Series
Group Exhibitions
2009 - present:  Fort Gallery, Artists' Collective for Contemporary Art as follows:
2017 Fort Gallery, Pertaining to Rain, photographic exhibition
2016 Fort Gallery, Metamorphic Monarch
2015 Fort Gallery, On Track, Pushing Limits
2014 Fort Gallery, Hardware Show
2013 Fort Gallery, Black and White show; At Large Show
2012 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. Small Wonders
2011 Fort Gallery, 10 Pound Challenge; Summer Salon Small Wonders
2010 Fort Gallery Monuments and Markers
2010 Fort Gallery Paint the Town Red show (to coincide with Olympics)
Juried Exhibitions
2016 Burnaby Art Gallery New Acquisitions exhibition
2015 The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, (Fraser Valley Regional Biennale) Walking distance
2014 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford, B.C Transformations
2013 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale at the Kariton
2012 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Ensemble
2011 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale, Abbotsford, B.C.
2009 Maple Ridge Art Gallery - Red Dot Exhibition
1991 University of Maine, Presqu'ile, U.S.A  Annual Flatworks juried exhibition
1981 Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain XXI International Drawing Competition
1980 U.F.A.C.S.I. Clermont Ferrand France XIV International Salon
1979 Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain XIX International Drawing Competition
2014 Kristin Krimmel: 40 Years, Catalogue to the 2014 exhibition published by Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council
2012 Palm Art Award, Certificate of Excellence, Art Domain, Liepzig, Germany
1978 U.F.A.C.S.I. Clermont Ferrand France XIII International Salon, Special mention and bronze medal from the City of Vichy, France
2016 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford Arts Council, Preparation of Submissions
2013 Artemis in the Cove Gallery, Understanding color; Sketching for Travel
2013 Galina Cooper Studio, Essentials of Drawing; Sketching for Travel
2012 Artemis in the Cove Gallery, Contemporary Drawing, Sketching for Travel, Deep Cove, B.C.
1990 Outreach Program of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vernon, B.C.
1983–1989 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
          Instructor - Foundation courses, Evening and Outreach programs
1969-1972 Vancouver School Board, Point Grey Secondary School, Art Specialist
Public and Corporate Collections
B.C. Hydro
City of Burnaby Permanent Collection
Columbia Pictures - Birdland (Rental only)
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
Penticton Art Gallery
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
Tapestry Foundation
Ten Thirteen Productions - X-Files
Stephen Cannell Studios - Wise Guy; 21 Jump Street; The Commish
United Pictures - Liar Liar (Rental only)
VanCity Credit Union
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon B.C.
20th Century Fox - The Fly II (Rental only)
Residencies and Symposiums
2013 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia
1987 City of Vernon
CARFAC-BC Board Member, 2013 to 2015; Interim President, February to June 2015
Fort Gallery, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2016
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, Adjudicator of Scholarships, 2014, Juror, 2013
Pacifete, Fédération des Franco-Colombiens, Vancouver, B.C., Juror, 1987
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, Juror, 1986
Public Art Steering Committee, City of Maple Ridge, B.C., Chair of the Committee, 2009 to 2013; Member 2014 to 2015
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Guest Speaker