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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 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 Native American, Baile Folklorico, and Flamenco dancers and musicians, as well as evocative landscapes in oil or watercolor with ink, and an ongoing series of the Iron Tribe metal sculptors of New Mexico Highlands University's Art Foundry.  In October of 2013 Fine Art Views newsletter, Informed Collector, identified Kimberly as a 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 paintings, ‘Eagle Dance’ and 'Taoseno,' were juried into the 2014 and 2016 Gala silent auctions at The Taos Art Museum.  Her oil painting, 'Eagle Stance,' was a FINALIST in the July 2017 FASO Boldbrush Painting Competition.  She has been invited to show her paintings in the annual New Mexico Highlands University Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition since its inception in 2014, juried and curated by James Mann and Santa Fe legend, Eli Levin.  Kimberly was the only painter invited to participate in the 2015 and 2021 Iron Tribe Conference Exhibits at New Mexico Highlands University, a semi-annual event that draws iron sculptors from around the world.  In 2017 she was invited by Western sculptor Duke Sundt to show her work in the 'Reflections of the West' group show at NMHU.  In 2018 she was accepted into the 33rd Texas & Neighbors Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas, and was juried into the 2019 national exhibition of the American Women Artists, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 national exhibitions of the Women Artists of the West.

Kimberly and her husband, a sculptor and writer, 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 oil paintings Kim has at La Posada de Santa Fe, click here


48 x 36 inches, oil, $5500