My artwork is based on personal experiences and inquiries living in New York City. These usually small experiences occur as I move through my busy day. I am constantly halted by something I see in my daily environment, such as the MTA employee picking a fallen cellphone from the tracks or patterned seats on a Queens bus. These experiences become the content of my paintings and sculptures. I create narrative works of art that explore the ordinary in my daily environment. I zero in on something ordinary and make the viewer stop and look at it. The people in my artwork represent working class New Yorkers – which I identify myself as too.
EDUCATION M.F.A in Painting Queens College, 2010 M.A. in Art Education Columbia University, 2003 B.S. in Studio Art New York University, 1999 GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2009 Open Ground at Pool Art Fair, Wyndham Hotel, NY TOPSHOW, The Puffin Room, NY 2008 Open Ground at Fountain, Miami, FL Retail Space Available, Gallery 151 SOLO EXHIBITION 2006 Staged Realities: Paintings + Constructions by Kim Babcock ART-O-MAT, LIC, NY CURATORIAL I HEART PAINTING, Windows Gallery, Long Island City, NY PRESS 2007 Young, Stephanie, New York Stories, Vellum: Artzine for the Masses, no 5, pgs 19-21 2006 Khan, Iman, From Cut-Out Forms to Painted Realities, Queens Tribune, July