Kim Abeles

Visiting Artist, Luckman Project 2015

Kim Abeles’ installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment. She received the 2013 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and is a recipient of fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation and Pollack-Krasner Foundation. She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators including California Bureau of Automotive Repair, California Science Center, Department of Mental Health, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. She has exhibited in twenty-two countries; and, Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona A-Z toured the USA, and throughout South America sponsored by the United States Information Agency. Abeles’ journals, artists books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.