Artist StatementThe latest works on paper is a series dedicated to current social, cultural, political and environmental issues. Those delicate balances that matter and connect us all. It is a multilayered, visual approach to conveying concurrent levels of complexity, just as they are experienced in real life. In art, the exploration of power and freedom hopefully encourages open dialogue, action and positive change. Whereas much of my work is inspired by the concept of parallel universes -- the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes that together comprise everything that exists and can exist -- this series focuses on those relationships closer to home. Painting is my continuous search for compassion, self-awareness and truth. I create mainly non-representational works in mixed media on canvas and paper. Artwork titles communicate general theme and intent. And I leave much to chance and personal interpretation.
Kimberly D. Iles is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, 1990. Her early professional career involved work in graphics design with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and corporate design in the private sector. From 1995 to 2008 Kimberly owned and operated Ilesnet Design. The design company provided graphic and web design services for a variety of clients, including government agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations. Iles’ fine arts career is highlighted by participation in international and national exhibitions and juried art shows. A list of exhibitions may be viewed online at: www.kimberlyiles.com
Iles was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) in November 2012. She is professionally active in the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington Calligraphers Guild, Australian Society of Calligraphy, Inc., and Strathmore Artists.