"That both architecture and sculpture begin with line then are realized as vastly different concepts of forms in space is very interesting to me. I like the play between the two structures. That the sculptural structure can become an architectural element which is both a folly and a possibly useful buttress is something I'm playing with as well."
Kim Schoenstadt was born in Chicago, Il. and currently lives in Venice, CA. She received a BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. One-person exhibitions of her work have been presented at Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; I.C.A.L.A. (formerly Santa Monica, Museum of Art), Santa Monica, CA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA, CA; Susan Inglett Gallery, NY, NY; Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, Germany; Chimento Contemporary, LA, CA; and M29 Richter & Bruckner Gallery, Koln, Germany. Her work has been included in thematic exhibitions such as Prague Biennale, Prague, CR; Poland Biennale, Lodz, PL; Mapping the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Il; Uneasy Angles/ Imagine LA, Sprueth/Magers Gallery, Munich, Germany; Rogue Wave, LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; New Prints, International Print Center, NY; How They Ran, Over The Influence, LA, CA; Total Art Performance, Getty Center, LA, CA; When Attitudes Became Form, Become Attitudes, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, SF, CA; and 100 Artists See God, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, GB. Notable public art installations include Los Angeles Metro Fairview Heights Station, Inglewood, CA; LAX Airport, Terminal 3, LA, CA; and Mid-Valley Intergenerational Center, LA, CA. Schoenstadt was the recipient of the Volta/Bahamar Art Prize (2018), Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2013), and the Catherine Doctorow Prize (2011). Her work is held in the permanent collections of institutions such as MOCA, LA, CA; MOMA, NY, NY; MCA Chicago, IL; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL.