Kim Bartelt was born in Berlin, Germany. She studied art history in Paris, then painting at the Parsons School of Design in New York where she concluded with the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. She trained in painting yet abandoned the medium in favour of using found paper in her compositions. Bartelt painstakingly pastes layers of transluscent paper that she has collected over many years. These re-used fragments allude to their past applications, bringing residual backstories together into a new unified whole and belying the seemingly solid minimalism of the overall composition.

Installation shots

Kim Bartelt graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She previously completed studies in Art History and Art Management at l’Icart in Paris.

Since graduation, Bartelt has regularly exhibited in group shows in Chicago, USA, Berlin, London and Paris. She was invited to present a solo exhibition at the Villa d’Este, Como, Italy in 2000 and has since had 2 solo shows and art fair participation at Berliner Liste with Galerie LackeFarben, Berlin.

In 2019 she has been selected as an artist in residence at Numeroventi in Florence, Italy (April) & Joya, Almeria, Spain (September).

Her work is featured in the quarterly hardcover print publication Volume 8, produced by Friend of the Artist (FOA) (February 2019), on Sight Unseen (October 2019 & December 2019), Wall Street International Mag (Jan 2020), Milk Decoration magazine print publication #31 (Feb 2020) and Anniversary Magazine (March 2020).

Bartelt’s work is held in private collections in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Israel, Brazil, India  and USA. She is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.





Parsons The New School of Design, New York – BFA in Fine Arts, 1998

Parsons The New School of Design, Paris – Foundation year, 1994-95

Icart, Institut des Carrières Artistiques, Paris – Studies of Art History & Art Management, 1992-94






Cadogan Contemporary, London – Invisible Subjects, 2nd to 21st March 2020



Baldon Berlin – Kim Bartelt  x  Yellownose Studio, December 4, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Grus Grus, Berlin, December  2019

Warbling Collective, London, November  2019

Artist Residency at Joya, Almeria, Spain, September 2019

GIFC at Hotel Paris, Berlin, Group Show, organised by ZeroZero Gallery, LA, USA, May , 2019

Artist Residency at Numeroventi, Florence, Italy, March/April 2019

Blankartobjects, San Francisco, USA



‘Let Me Know Before You Arrive’, Group Show, Warbling, London, UK, October 2018

Amélie, Maison d’Art, Paris, France

Anonymous Drawings, Group Show, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, July – Sept, 2018



‘Paper’,  Solo Exhibition, Hettler.tullmann, Berlin, June 2017



‘A fleur de peau’, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Lacke&Farben, Berlin, Dec  2015 – Jan 2016



Berliner Liste, Discovery Art Fair, Galerie Lacke&Farben, Berlin, Sept 2014



Berliner Liste, Discovery Art Fair, Galerie Lacke&Farben, Berlin, Sept 2013

‘Right Here’, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Lacke Farben, Berlin, May 2013



The Whole Ball of Wax, Group Show, 2003, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, USA



‘Wintertales’, Solo Exhibition, Villa d’Este, Como, Italy

Parsons School of Design Gallery, New York, Participant of a Group Painting Exhibition, 1998

Espace Nesle, Gallery, Paris, Participant of a Group Photo Exhibition, 1997, ‘Mois bis de la photo’

Parsons School of Design Gallery, Paris, Painting Exhibition, 1996




Artist Residencies

Joya, Almeria, Spain, September 2019

Numeroventi, Florence, Italy, March/April 2019





Sight Unseen, December 2019, Jill Singer, https://www.sightunseen.com/2019/12/kim-bartelt-x-yellownose-baldon-berlin/

Sight Unseen, October 2019, Malin Ebbing, https://www.sightunseen.com/2019/10/berlin-home-tour-german-artist-kim-bartelt-paper-paintings/

FoA, February 2019 https://www.friendoftheartist.com/store/volume8

Tagesspiegel, June 2013, Friederike Höll, https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/ohne-ende/8389776.html