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.
April, 2020paper on jute81cm x 122cm (32" x 48")
Down, 2020paper on jute80cm x 60cm (31" x 23.5")
Sister, 2020paper on jute111cm x 142cm (44" x 56")
Tiger , 2020paper on linen111cm x 142cm (44" x 56")
Untitled I, 2020paper on jute60cm x 50cm (23.5" x 19.5")
Untitled II, 2020paper on jute60cm x 50cm (23.5" x 19.5")
Up, 2020paper on jute80cm x 60cm (31" x 23.5")
Viva , 2020paper on linen60cm x 50cm (23.5" x 19.5")
Puzzle V, 2018paper on canvas81cm x 122cm (32" x 48")
Second Skin, 2018paper on recycled cotton canvas152cm x 122cm (59" x 48")
Erispaper on jute60cm x 50cm (23.6" x 19.7")
Onpaper on jute60cm x 50cm (23.6" x 19.7")
Puzzle Ipaper on canvas80cm x 100cm (31.5" x 39.4")
The Red Rigipaper on canvas80cm x 100cm (31.5" x 39.4")
August Exhibitioncelebrating 40 years at cadogan 4 - 28 Aug 2020Following our June and July Exhibitions featuring artist we have represented for many years, our August Exhibition explores the notions of atmosphere and harmony in abstract and figurative painting through...
Invisible Subjects2 - 20 Mar 2020Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Invisible Subjects, a group exhibition that brings together new work by Kim Bartelt, Tycjan Knut and LRNCE. The exhibition explores the idea of paintings...
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
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