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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.

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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Shelter

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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12×12

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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Concept/Survey

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

Redlining

In the 1930’s, as a means to boost the middle class, the US Government made mortgages available through a program called the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). In a well-documented process known as redlining, government officials outlined neighborhoods on city maps and then color-coded the areas. The neighborhoods deemed “declining” (yellow) or “hazardous” (red) were not considered for mortgages—these were integrated or non-white neighborhoods. Banks and insurance companies followed the example of the Federal Government and did not finance home ownership in these areas either. This practice was legal until 1968. The residue of this institutional racism continues to segregate, allowing some communities to thrive while others suffer.

Equality in America is directly linked to property. It is the way we accrue money, pass down inheritance, and get access to education, food, and employment. Where you live in the United States is even linked to life expectancy. In an era of constant information it is important to repeat a truth over and over again until we fully understand it and deal with it. As a white person I recognize my middle class status, my education, my profession and my ability to be a homeowner today are directly linked to my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ ability to own property.

The Divide — Installed at CANO Creative Space, New Orleans

roofing paper, New Orleans HOLC maps
Fourteen 4' x 10' panels

Redlining Tapestries

HOLC maps and house wrap
Two panels, 3' x 11' each

Redlining My Life (Installed at Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa OK)

Redlining My Life (Installed at Mainsite Contemporary)

Magazines, HOLC maps, washi tape

Oklahoma City

Miami

Magazines, HOLC maps

San Francisco

Magazines, HOLC maps

New Orleans

Magazines, HOLC maps