KIMfrieders mixed media artist
May 23, 2010
New Ventures and Collaborations
Hello! Its been a while since I have updated you on my whereabouts and happenings. Lets catch up...


I have moved to the Elgin area, northwest of Chicago. With this move came new opportunities and the opening of my new studio and exhibition space. Located in the historic downtown business district of West Dundee, swell gallery is a partnership with longtime friend and fellow artist, nikki hollander.

swell gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled "War Machines" over the Memorial Day weekend and you are invited! See below for details. Visit our website,, for links to the participating artists websites.

I am very excited about this new venture and would love to keep you in the know regarding our activities. To be sure you receive our invitations and announcements, please subscribe to our email list.


My studio practice in the past several months has focused heavily on a series of three-way collaborations with painters Kristin Komar and Renee Robbins.

In March, we debuted 2 framed works on paper at a burgeoning gallery space in Wicker Park, working up to the main event: Give and Take, an exhibition by Chicago Art Source. Incorporating 4 groups of collaborators, this striking exhibition provides insight into the collaborative process.

The show includes 7 of our collaborative works on paper, canvas and resin coated panels, with 3 more in the frame shop and others available to view upon request. Click here for a preview of the collaborations. The show also includes some of our solo work. Click here, here and here to see which pieces I included.

The show remains on display until June 19. I would encourage you to stop by and check it out.

Chicago Art Source is located above Artists Frame Service, next to Jayson Home and Garden. Parking is available across the street in their customer lot.

I would love to hear what you have been up to, as well. If you cannot make it out to swell gallery this weekend, drop me a line and let me know what is new with you!

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