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About Kimberly S. Reed-Deemer

Reed-Deemer Art Studio of New Mexico

Kimberly Reed-Deemer grew up in a small town northwest of Chicago. She attended the prestigious American Academy of Art in Chicago, eventually continuing her education at Northern Illinois University. After leaving NIU, she worked in portraiture and landscapes, focusing on charcoal, pen and ink drawings, and watercolors.

In 1993 Kimberly’s travels to the Mexican Yucatan not only generated a series of ink and watercolor compositions of Maya ruins, but also motivated her to return to school to pursue a degree program in anthropology. While earning her degrees she worked in scientific illustration and was hired by world-class paleontologists to produce illustrations of major fossil discoveries, including illustrations published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Popular Science, scholarly publications, and featured on network television news.

Upon moving to New Mexico in 2004, and freshly inspired by the cultural and natural landscape of the area, Kimberly returned to fine art full time. Her current body of work includes distinctive interpretations of Southwestern subjects such as Baile Folklorico, Flamenco and Native American dancers and musicians, as well as evocative landscapes in oil or watercolor with ink. Her work has garnered numerous awards and has been exhibited at many venues throughout the region. Kimberly was featured artist twice on American Artist magazine’s Artist Daily web site, and is gaining national recognition for her figurative work. In October of 2013 Fine Art Views newsletter, Informed Collector, identified Kimberly as a Canvoo Focal Point artist-to-collect, describing her ongoing series of the metal sculptors of New Mexico Highlands University as:

“An intimate portrayal of iron workers at a foundry. An
intensity of purpose and action is evident in these engaging
and well-drawn oils.”


Kimberly’s oil painting, ‘Eagle Dance,’ was juried into the 2014 Gala silent auction at The Taos Art Museum.  Kim was invited to show her paintings in New Mexico Highlands University’s First (2014) and Second (2015) Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibitions at the Bell Gallery in Kennedy Hall.  Most recently, Kimberly was the only painter invited to participate in the 2015 Iron Tribe Conference Exhibit at New Mexico Highlands University, an event that draws iron sculptors from around the world.

Kimberly and her husband, a sculptor, work in their home studios in an 1890’s Victorian house they have renovated, located in the rich arts, culture and historic destination of northern New Mexico.

Kim is represented by The Gallery at the historic art hotel, La Posada de Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  To find out more about the work Kim has at La Posada de Santa Fe, click here.



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