Viewfinder , 2018, installation view

Viewfinder, 2018, installation view

Danielle Kimzey

Gallery Solo Exhibitions

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Artist Statement

My paintings explore the role of patterns and how they can orient us in a space, give hindsight to an experience or recall a memory. I build and reconfigure mundane structures or patterns and break them open until chaos and order intersect, accidents reveal possibilities of color, line and space, and a greater significance unfolds. My process appropriates the logic of puzzles and Legos, working within certain limits to create, expand, or uncover the unknown. Within these limits each decision creates a path towards a truth that had not yet been realized, and builds a bridge to new discoveries. Thus, painting becomes an act of making time stand still so that I can climb into it, see around it, dive under it, and paint my way out.


Danielle Kimzey is an artist who lives and works in Dallas, Texas. She received an MFA in Painting from the University of Iowa and a BFA in Drawing from Southern Methodist University. Danielle has participated in multiple shows in the Midwest, Southern California, New York, and Dallas. In 2012 she was invited to be the Box Artist- in-Residence at Knox College in Galesburg, IL where she had a solo show at the Box Gallery. Her work has been included in group shows curated by Susan Chrysler White at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery and by Mary Laube at the Times Club in Iowa City, IA. Most recently she has shown her work at Peripheral Vision Arts, the Hawn Gallery at SMU, and Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas. She currently teaches art at TCU and El Centro College.

Selected Works