Kim Collmer: Eröffnung, 2020, music video, 02:40 mins

Artist Event: An Evening of Art with The Grocery Studios and Kim Collmer

Date & Time:

Saturday, July 27, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at The Grocery Studios for an immersive art experience with visuals and audio in a spacious private art studio on Beacon Hill. You’ll have the opportunity to hear artist talks and engage with artists including Kim Collmer from Cologne, Germany, while enjoying light appetizers and beverages.

Kim Collmer is an interdisciplinary artist working with animation, film and visual arts. Currently living in Cologne, she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Sculpture, where she developed her first animations combined with installation. Since then, she has expanded her work to include experimental video, collage and painting. Prior to receiving her MFA she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Washington in Art History and German Area Studies. Collmer has taught at the School of the Art Institute, the University of Arts Berlin and the University of Arts Bremen, and was Guest Professor at the University of Applied Arts Schwäbisch Hall, and has taught and lectured at various other schools. She has screened her films worldwide including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Arsenal Cinema in Berlin, Tricky Women Animation Festival in Vienna, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin and many more. She curated screenings at the Directors Lounge Film Festival in Berlin for many years. Her artwork has been shown in North America, Europe, and Australia, notably at White Columns in New York. Her animations have been described as having “an epic sweep” by the New York Times and she has been compared to Alexander Calder for her films’ childlike charm by the New Yorker.

The Grocery Studios is the private home and art studio of Demi Raven and Janet Galore on North Beacon Hill in Seattle. The studio is a creative space where they host occasional pop-up art exhibitions, workshops, lectures, music performances, and other creative activities. Demi Raven is an oil painter, literature scholar, and firmware engineer. Janet Galore is an interdisciplinary artist, creative director, and user experience design leader working on AI at Google.

Street parking is limited: consider public transit or a ride share. The Grocery is a 7-minute walk from the Beacon Ave bus lines and Beacon Hill light rail station.

Kim Collmer, Eröffnung, 2020, Music video, 02:40 Minutes