Join Fairbanks Arts for an artist talk with Kim Collins Marcucci entitled, “One Artist’s Journey.” The artist will talk about her art career, process, and work.
Thursday, September 28th, 7-8 p.m. in the Bear Gallery
The Bear Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park (2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701)
About the Artist:
Kim Collins Marcucci was born one of triplets and raised in Springfield, Oregon. Art was always a part of her creative family. Her mother painted, her aunt danced in the NYC ballet, one brother was a writer, the other brother a chef, and her grandmother fostered the arts in the whole family. Marcucci’s appreciation of art started at a young age growing up with the opera, live theater, museums, and ballet.
During high school, Kim took a painting class, and her work was frowned upon because it wasn’t realistic. She didn’t pick up a brush again until she chose painting over computers as her major in college. After high school, she traveled to Canada and lived in a log cabin in the wilderness. This sparked her interest in the “Last Frontier” and she moved to Alaska in 1977. Marcucci graduated 1995 magna cum laude with a BFA in Painting and a Minor in Fiber from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. After exploring all the genres – landscape, portraiture, figures, and still life, it was the challenges of abstraction that held her interest. Marcucci developed her style of layering during college, using acrylic, charcoal, chalk, and oil pastels. She pours, splatters, lifts, brushes, scrapes, and builds to create a rich surface history. Her reputation for always being covered with paint from head to toe is a reflection of her uninhibited exuberance in painting.
Marcucci’s awards include Best of Non-Objective Paintings from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters of America, recipient of two Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grants, and the Saradel Ard Art Scholarship. She most recently received two purchase awards from the US Native & Indigenous Artists Initiative from New Mexico Arts and attended an Artist in Residence in Listowel, Ireland. Locally, Marcucci is included in the Alaska Biennial with the Anchorage Museum.
Marcucci’s award-winning abstract color expressionistic work is held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and abroad and has been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions sponsored by organizations like the International Society of Experimental Artists, National Watercolor Society, Alaska Watercolor Society, All Alaska Biennial Exhibition, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters of America, and City of Lake Oswego Festival of Arts and Flowers. Marcucci’s work has been published in Alaska Home Magazine, Anchorage Daily News, ArtScene AK, Watercolor Magic Magazine, Artists Magazine, and Art and Healing Publication.
Marcucci curated exhibitions in Anchorage, AK for over six years at Suite 100 restaurant. She taught watercolor to seniors at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, 3-D Design at UAA, and was an art substitute teacher for the Anchorage School District.
After painting for over 45 years, Kim Collins Marcucci’s style continues to evolve, but the constant is vibrant color, dramatic design, and movement, through bold brushwork and contrast. She now spends her time between Oregon and Alaska and is represented by GoGoGallery in Portland, OR, and by Stephan’s Fine Arts and Georgia Blue galleries in Anchorage, Alaska.
You can connect with Kim online at www.kimmarcucci.com.