My art, rooted in self-inquiry and driven by the reimagining of historical narratives, addresses the complex intersections of identity, power, and femininity. Through my work, I delve into the supernatural roles of women in art history, a journey that leads to profound inquiries about unconditional love, grief, and hope. By re-contextualizing iconic works such as Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Judith Slaying Holofernes', I challenge traditional narratives, offering a contemporary lens on age-old themes. My paintings, infused with intersectional feminist ideals, strive to dissolve boundaries and create a dialogue about the evolving roles of women today.
Kim Manfredi graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1988. They returned to MICA and graduated under the tutelage of Grace Hartigan and Joyce Kozloff earning an MFA in 2009.
After graduating, Kim was represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, and Maryland Art Place. Kim shows with Slate Contemporary in the bay area. Most recently Kim was included in the survey, SnapShots of Sunsets: California Abstraction Now presented by Los Angeles based Royale Projects. Kim loves her local desert community and is a founder of the annual Desert Open Studios Tour.