Kim Rice and Paul Rucker Critique American History Through Materiality

From the article:

What conversations could occur, our team wondered, if we paired the work of Kim Rice and Paul Rucker, two artists who use specific historical events and documents to offer an unflinching view of the reality of race in America? The result has been Liberty and Injustice, a compact but dense exhibit that examines gun violence, lynching, the role of police, inheritance, redlining, and white privilage.

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Crafting Perspective: Kim Rice on Art, Whiteness, and '[RE] Birth of a Nation (Interview)

From the Truth In This Art podcast:

Dive into a compelling conversation with Kim Rice, the visionary behind the art exhibition '[RE] Birth of a Nation.' Kim unpacks how crafts like crocheting serve as social commentary on systemic racism and inequality. Learn how her art is influenced by cities like New Orleans and Baltimore, and don't miss her transformative exhibit, '[RE] Birth of a Nation,' now showing at Gallery in the Sky.

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Create art with Kim Rice

October 13, 2023. Art After Hours: Making Her Mark

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Artscape B23 exhibit to showcase Baltimore history and culture (Interview video)

From CBS News:

Twenty-seven floors on top of Baltimore's World Trade Center offer the best views of the city. More importantly, it features the work of an artist who will be on display at this year's Artscape exhibition entitled B-23.

This exhibition B23 is very important because it gives artists, visual artists, fine artists a platform to shine, said Kirk Shannon-Butts, Senior Curator & Public Art Manager for the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts.

View the full feature at WJZ news

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Picturing the Constitution

Kim Rice will be part of the group exhibition Picturing the Constitution at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition invites artists to respond to an aspect of the Constitution of the United States, including its amendments and interpretations by the Supreme Court and various governing bodies throughout history. The show opens October 22, 2023.

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MSAC grant

Kim Rice has received a creativity grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for her upcoming exhibition at Gallery in the Sky.

Bmore Art magazine

Kim Rice is in issue 15 of Bmore Art magazine, the Migration issue. Keep an eye out!

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Top of the World / Gallery in the Sky

Kim Rice's solo exhibition ReBirth of a Nation will be at the Top of the World Gallery September 7th through November 19th. Opening reception is Thursday, September 7th.

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Group Exhibition

Kim Rice will be part of an exhibition at School 33. May 6th through July 22nd 2023. Reception is June 22nd from 6 to 8pm.

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Group exhibition Richman gallery at the Park School. Through February 24, 2023.

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Studio Visit – Kim Rice

This summer, Alex Ebstein interviewed Kim Rice for Inertia. Studio Visits. His review begins:

Kim Rice is an artist who transforms everyday materials and personal imagery into intricate, often large-scale installations that explore systemic racism as it has affected physical geography and personal history. I met Kim through her residency at Goucher College as the Unobskey Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art and had the pleasure of learning more about her work and process through conversations both in her studio and on campus. Her labor-intensive pieces are impeccably crafted, drawing viewers from across a space with their beauty, and delivering their critical content on closer approach. I met up with Kim in her studio at School 33 in Federal Hill to continue our conversations for Inertia Studio Visits and check in on what this prolific artist is up to next.

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Form & Gesture II

Kim Rice is a part of a group exhibition at the Interloc Gallery in Thomaston, Maine.

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Unveiling Resistance

Kim Rice is a part of a group exhibition curated by Thomas James. She is part of an artist panel to take place August 31.

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Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair

Kim Rice was a guest speaker at the Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair.

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Being Black / Being White, Chelsea NYC

Kim Rice is a part of a dual solo exhibition presented by Accomplished Art Services. Her work can be viewed alongside Jeffrey Kent’s at 246 W. 16th Street in Chelsea, NYC. Go to to schedule a viewing appointment.

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A Thousand Words, Vol. 3

Works from Kim Rice’s Inheritance series will be shown as part of A Thousand Words, Vol. 3, a virtual exhibition that explores text as a means of commentary and communication as well as a visual art form. A physical exhibition takes place at the Essex Gallery in Baltimore in the spring of 2021.

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Solo show at the Peale Museum

Announcing a new show in October 2020 at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The solo exhibition will feature Kim Rice’s latest work and runs through January 2021.

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Virtual exhibition at the Peale Museum

You can view Kim Rice’s exhibition at the Peale Museum in virtual form this August. Details to come.

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New work at Artspace (solo show)

Kim Rice’s work will be featured at the Artspace gallery in Richmond, Virginia in the fall of 2019. The solo exhibition, which runs from September 27 through October 20, 2019, will include new work not previously shown.

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Contemporary Art and Social Change

Kim Rice is teaching a graduate seminar entitled "Art and Social Change" at Oklahoma University as part of the 2019-2020 Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program. The course runs October 2nd through October 6th and features guest presentations from several artists and other figures active in the Oklahoma art community.

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Materials Hard and Soft – Fourth place

Kim Rice’s redlining work was awarded fourth place at the 32nd annual international juried craft exhibition put on by the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas. Juried by Janet McCall, the show begins February 1st, 2019 and runs through March 4th.

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Data: BIG/-driven/Visualized…

The spring 2019 exhibition “Data: BIG/-driven/Visualized…” will include selections of Kim Rice’s work with redlining maps. Put on by North Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb, Illinois, the show is guest curated by Richard Siegesmund, a professor of Art and Design Education with a focus on “the design of data reports that promote thoughtful public reflection and discussion.” The show dates are March 28 - May 17, 2019

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White Side and The Divide at the Delaware Art Museum

Kim Rice’s large works White Side and The Divide will be installed at the Delaware Art Museum throughout the fall and winter of this year. The museum's Juried Craft Exhibition opens October 20, 2018 and continues through January 27, 2019.

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O’Donnell Heights mural

Kim is the lead artist for a community-wide mural celebrating O’Donnell in Baltimore, MD.

Foundry Art Centre, Micro/Macro

Work by Kim Rice will be at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri as part of the exhibit Micro Macro, juried by metalsmith Peg Fetter. The show “will display two opposites: one half focusing on small works (micro) and the other half focusing on works larger than 48 inches (macro).” The opening reception on Friday, August 17 is free and open to the public.

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And Now for Something New, White Linen Night

And Now for Something New, a new juried art exhibit hosted by LeMieux Galleries, will include work by Kim Rice. The show opens on Saturday, August 4 during the art district's annual White Linen Night. From their announcement: “This year's jurors are premier illustrator and classical realist painter, Michael Deas and interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator Jan Gilbert.” The show runs through the end of September, 2018.

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Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, No Dead Artists

Kim Rice’s latest redlining work has been selected for the 22nd annual NO DEAD ARTISTS exhibit, an “International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art” held at the Jonathan Ferrara gallery in downtown New Orleans. The show opens August 29 and runs through September 28, 2018.

Video courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

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Prospect Satellite

This year’s Prospect New Orleans will include new work from Kim Rice—a 1000-square-foot fiber-art installation—as part of its triennial Satellite program. Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp will feature works from a wide variety of artists exploring the creation of beauty from darkness and struggle. The show opens November 18th and runs through May 2018.

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Red,White + Blue

Several of Kim Rice’s works will be showing this spring at Red,White + Blue a national exhibition juried by Camilo Alvarez. The selection will include work from both her magazine and redlining series. The show opens March 16, 2018 and runs through April 20. Opening reception Friday, March 16 at the Brookline Arts Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Kim Rice’s work “Redlining” will appear in the in the Jodee Harris Gallery at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania as part of a collaboration with the Society for Contemporary Craft. The exhibit takes place October 26th through November 21st, 2017.

Fantastic Fibers

Kim Rice’s large-scale work White Side will be installed at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Fantastic Fibers is “an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.” This catalog show is put on every April.

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Fictive Selves of Color

Several works from Kim Rice’s series White issues will be on display at the OU Lightwell Gallery as part of the exhibit “Fictive Selves of Color.” The show, presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, “explores how different colors and races contribute to Aesthetics and Ethics in society” and runs from March 6th – 24th.

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24 Works on Paper

A map from Kim Rice’s redlining series has been selected for the biennial “24 Works on Paper,” a travelling exhibition of paper-based work by contemporary artists. The show runs through the end of January 2018. See the web site for the schedule.

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It Took A While

Kim Rice’s 11'×19' installation White Side will be exhibited this November at the Harry Wood Gallery in Tempe, Arizona, as part of the Fiber Arts Network's 2016 catalog show It Took A While. The opening reception is Tuesday, November 8.

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On September 23, Kim Rice will be among the artists auctioning their work at this year’s 12×12, an annual event held by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Open to the public starting at 7pm.

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Curator’s Choice Award

Kim Rice’s redlining installation won the Curator's Choice Award in the 2016 Concept/Survey show curated by Adam Welch. The exhibition is showing through through July 23rd at the Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Kim Rice is a Finalist for the New Orleans Art Council Direct Purchase award. Her work will be shown during the Art+Architecture Forum in New Orleans on May 5th.

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Noche Cubana!

Two of Kim Rice's pieces will be auctioned off at Noche Cubana!, a celebration of Cuban arts and culture, including music, dance, art, and comedy. The event takes place on Saturday, April 2, at Mainsite gallery in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Public Narrative: Story of Self, us & Now

Kim Rice's work is being shown at Mainsite gallery in Norman, OK as part of the exhibition Public Narrative: Story of Self, Us, & Now, a show curated by the 2015 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellows to "highlight the complexity of our stories as we look inward, to the community, and finally, to the future." (source). February 12 — March 11, 2016

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Concept/Focus Finalist

Kim Rice is a finalist in the upcoming Concept/Focus, a triennial curated group exhibition of new work by 4 Oklahoma artists and 4 artists from a partner city in the region.

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No Dead Artists

Kim Rice's work is being shown at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans as part of the 19th annual NO DEAD ARTISTS, an international juried exhibition of contemporary art. September 2 – 26, 2015

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Art Focus

Kim Rice is featured in the September/October issue of Art Focus Magazine.

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Seven-State Biennial Exhibition

Kim Rice's work will be shown at the Seven-States Biennial Exhibition, opening September 26 at USAO's Nesbitt Gallery. The show will travel to the Charles B. Goddard center in Ardmore and closes out in the Musesum of the Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma on November 4.

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View Kim’s full artist CV

[RE]Birth of a Nation and The Greatest City in America are a love letter to Baltimore.

For [RE]Birth of a Nation I hand cut and wove the Chapter Healing the Black Butterfly of Lawrence Brown’s book The Black Butterfly into the Baltimore redlining map. In the chapter Brown proposes a way to disperse funds into Baltimore to create true equity in the city.

For The Greatest City in America I bought books by Baltimore authors at Baltimore based bookstores and cut, folded, built, and painted 1,300 flowers.

Baltimore was the birthplace of redlining. The federal government looked at Baltimore’s segregation policies and then replicated it throughout the country with the Home Owners Loan Corporation. I love this city. I see the tenacity and creativity of the people here and believe If Baltimore was once a model of oppression it can become a model of equity. There are incredible change-makers and creatives in this city who are already doing the work. To the rest of us, it is a call for philanthropy and support.

The books and authors:

  • The Black Butterfly by Lawrence T. Brown
  • The Cook Up by D. Watkins
  • Black Boy Smile by D. Watkins
  • The Beast Side by D. Watkins
  • We Speak for Ourselves by D. Watkins
  • Raw Wounds by Kondwani Fidel
  • Hummingbirds in the Trenches by Kondwani Fidel
  • The Anti-Racist by Kondwani Fidel
  • I Got a Monster by Baynard Woods & Brandon Soderberg
  • Inheritance by Baynard Woods
  • The Master Plan by Chris Wilson
  • Baltimore Revisited by King, Drabinksi, Davis
  • Not in My Neighborhood by Antero Pietila
  • The Ghost of John Hopkins by Antero Pietila
  • If You Love Baltimore it will Love you Back by Ron Cassie
  • 5 Days by Wes Moore & Erica L. Green
  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by TaNehisi Coates
  • The Water Dance by TaNehisi Coates
  • Between the World and Me by TaNehisi Coates
  • The Beautiful Struggle by Ta Nehisi Coates
  • Baltimore Civil Rights Leader by Victorine Q. Adams & Ida Jones
  • Baltimore Monuments by Thomas Cotter
  • The Line Between US by Lawrence Lanahan
  • All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams
  • We Own This City by Justin Fenton
  • The Glass Eye by Jeannie Vanasco
  • Kings of B’More by R. Eric Thomas
  • Things We Didn’t Talk About When I was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco
  • Miss Chloe by A. J. Verdelle
  • Lost Restaurants of Baltimore by Suzanne Loudermilk & Kitwaskom Pollard
  • Loner Forensics by Thea Brown
  • The Portero Complex by Amy L. Bernstein
  • Baltimore A Political History by Matthew Crenson

You can find some of those change-makers here:

A special thank you to Gavin, Aria, Tremé, Kirstin, Ella, Kara, Rowan, Lindz, Madi and the MSAC who helped make this project possible.