Artist Statement

Inspired by nature, temporality, and the desire to capture the spectacular movement constantly surrounding me my art moves fluidly between large site-specific outdoor sculptures, small intimate assemblages, room-sized installations, and large, immersive wall reliefs. I work with diverse materials to explore visual and physical boundaries and challenges each material presents.

The common themes in every case are pattern, structure and the perception of space as it relates to the timeline of life. My artwork records that space or moment in time while incorporating the movement of energy residing there both human and elemental. I learn from nature’s beauty, decay, patterns, force, shock and destructive power, as well as its tenderness and fragility. Water currents and water lines, patterns of flocking birds called murmurations, and geological formations collect and disperse on my worked surfaces. The structure of patterns of domesticity, family, history build as stacked forms in metal or hundreds of rocks cast in pulp as an homage to honor women. My art also presents a human energy; an endurance of mind and body and a manifestation of constant focus and determination. In that there is meaning where hand work is ritual and revered in a world dominated by machines.

Artist Kim Radochia creation’s capture movement and energy to immerse viewers in the moment. Her intense process of making, exploring materials and connecting to place has led to inventive, vibrant artworks that convey fragility and strength.

 Highlights of Radochia’s career include an invitation from the Cape Ann Museum to create a community sculpture for the opening of their Sculpture Green in 2021, titled Heart in the Haystack. In 2016 she installed A.B., a kinetic stainless steel sculpture based on molecular structures on the grounds of Cell Signaling Technology, a bioscience company in Beverly, MA. Radochia was featured in Art New England magazine in 2011 as one of three sculptors to watch in David Raymond’s article Setting the Pace. In 2010 Radochia won an open competition and was commissioned to create an atrium sculpture at Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA.

Radochia’s exhibitions and installations include an invitation to exhibit at the Huntenkunst International Art Fair in Ulft, ND, Art Miami, Sculpt Miami, the Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL and Adelphi University’s Sculpture Biennial, Garden City, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include, Shimms at Casco Bay Artisans Gallery, Portland, ME, Less at The Object Center, Boston, MA and Murmurations at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe, VT.

Radochia attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA, Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and has taught middle school, high school, and lectured throughout the country on creativity, art, and sculpture. Kim’s art is represented by Casco Bay Artisans Gallery, Portland, ME and Matthew Swift Gallery, Gloucester, MA.

KIM RADOCHIA CURRICULUM VITAE
(SHE/HER/HERS)
Born in 1963 in Hartford, CT. Lives in Gloucester, MA
[email protected]

EDUCATION

1991-1994 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.
1988-89 Master of Teaching, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. (completed1year)
1985 Bachelor of Arts, Business, Minor Fine Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Heart in the Haystack, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA
2019 Shimms, Casco Bay Artisans Gallery, Portland, ME
2017 Dimensions: Space & Line, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
2016 Murmurations, West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe, VT
Less, Object Center, Boston, MA
2012 with Wood, Crown Design Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2011 Energy Wisps, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
2010 Sculpture, Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA
2010-2009 One Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Art Assets, NY, NY
2008 Sculpture, Johnson Gallery, Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA
Creative Stretch, Tenacre School Gallery, Wellesley, MA
Listen Well, Oma Group Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 Dimensions, Art League of Marco Island, Marco Island, FL
A Sense of Time, Oma Group Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Contemporary Sculpture, The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
Winter Mandalas, Oma Group Gallery, Boston, MA
Wrinkles and Rolls, Boston Biomedical Research Institute Gallery, Watertown, MA
To the Wind, GTI Properties, Atrium installation, Boston, MA
2005 Worries to the Wind, Oma Group Gallery, Boston, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Continuum, Manship Artists Residency Barn Gallery, Gloucester, MA
MMA 2023, Matthew Swift Gallery, Gloucester, MA
Giving Meadow Project @Burnham Field Park, Creating Commons Collective, Gloucester, MA
2023-07 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Mass Convention Center Authority, Boston, MA
2023-06 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH
2022 Giving Meadow Project @Blackburn Circle, Creating Commons Collective, Gloucester, MA
2022/21 Dirven 2 Abstraxion, Matthew Swift Gallery Gloucester, MA
2021 Art Miami, Matthew Swift Gallery, Miami, FL
Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Matthew Swift Gallery, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY
2021-10 Harborarts International Sculpture Exhibition, Boston Harbor Shipyard, East Boston, MA
2020 Diptychs, MoCA Long Island, Patchogue, NY

2020-19 What are you looking at?, Matthew Swift Gallery, Gloucester, MA
2019 Joy, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2018 You Are Here, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
Fragile, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2017 Summer Exhibition, Newport Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Newport, RI
2016 What is 3D, Spark Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration, and Freedom, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2015 Big Picture, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA
EVEnt, Galerie bij de Boeken, Ulft, Netherlands
Huntenkunst International Art Fair, Ulft, Netherlands
2014 Sculpt Miami, Kavachnina Contemporary Gallery, Winwood Arts District, Miami, FL
2014-2012
2012-2010 Adelphi University Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Garden City, NY
2013 Bridging Place, Foundazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
Indoor/Outdoor, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA
2013-2010 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Triennial, Stevens Point, WI
2013, 2011 Off the Wall Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
2012 Miami International Art Fair, Kavachnina Contemporary Art Gallery, Bayfront Nogucci Park, Miami, FL
2012, 2011 Flying Horse Sculpture Exhibit, Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA
2011 Hilton Head Public Art Program, Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island, SC
Art in Nature Sculpture Exhibition, The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, Newbury, NH
Behind the Scenes, Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, Adelphi University, NY
Sculpture Exhibition, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
2011-2010 Public Sculpture Program, City of Greeley, Greeley, CO
2010 CAMAC Centre D’Art, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2010-2010
2007-2005 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
2009-06 Navy Pier Walk Sculpture Show at Arlington Heights, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009-07 Conversations, Brookline Art Center, Brookline, MA
2008, 2006 Summer Solstice, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
2008 Works on Paper, L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA
Canvasations, Gallery XIV, Boston, MA
2007 Shelter: Sculpture on Main Street, Sculpture Now, Stockbridge, MA
2007-06 Sculpture at Somerbys Landing, Newburyport Public Art Program, Newburyport, MA
Artquest, Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, Marco Island, FL
2006 Cairn Croft Sculpture Show, Cairn Croft Gardens, Dover, MA
2006, 2005 Sculpture Visions, Chapel Hill Public Art Commission, Chapel Hill, NC
Avenue of Art, Coral Springs Public Art Program, Coral Springs, FL
Sculpture in the Public Arena, Sculpture Now, Great Barrington, MA
2005 Riverbend Sculpture Biennial, Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, KY
2004 Sculpture In and By the River, Norman Rockwell Museum, West Stockbridge, MA
North Shore Artist Show, Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA (artist and curator)
2004, 2003 Sculpture Exhibit at Ferncroft Hotel, Barn Gallery, Danvers, MA
1992 Charles River Installation #3, The Reclamation Artists, Boston, MA
1991 Innocent Voices, Tufts University, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS

2023 Puffin Foundation Grant, Burnham Field Educational Meadow, Gloucester, MA
Gloucester Cultural Council Grant, Art at Giving Meadow Project, Gloucester, MA
2022 Essex County Community Foundation Grant, Creative County Initiative, Giving Meadow Project, Gloucester, MA
2018 CBT Architects, Fort Point Arts Community, 10 Farnsworth Art Wall Commission, finalist, title: Channeling Water,
Boston, MA
2017 American Academy, Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, Rome, Italy
2016 Cell Signaling Technology, Sculptural Commission, title: AB, Beverly, MA
AC Hotels, Ink Block Art Gallery, Commission: Fresh Tracks, Boston, MA
2015 Foundation Atelier SLAK, Artist in Residence Program, Arnhem, Netherlands
2014 Haslla World Art Museum, Artist in Residence Program, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
2011 StillPoint Land Art Project, Artist in Residence Program and Sculpture Symposium, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2011/10 Currents, Sculpture Competition and Commission, Trinity Financial, Appleton Mills Association, Lowell, MA
2010 Camac International Residency Program, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Nest at Woodland School, Sculptural Commission, Weston, MA
2009 Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch, public sculpture finalist, Boston, MA
2008 Outdoor Classroom/Nest and Gnomon at River Run, Winthrop School, Hamilton, MA
2007 Tropical Toss, Symphony Builders, Sculpture Commission, Coral Springs, FL
Mother’s Rest Park Project, City of Boston, public sculpture finalist, Dorchester, MA
2005 Avenue of Art, Coral Springs Public Art Program, finalist, Coral Springs, FL
Riverbend Sculpture Biennial, sculpture finalist, Owensboro, KY
2000 Mt. Despairs Echo, Thunderstruck Garden, Sculptural Commission, Manchester, MA

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2023 Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA, May 24, 2023, Commentary: ‘Creating Commons’, Creating Commons
Collective.
2022 Cape Ann Cosmos, Gloucester, MA, Issue No. 37 January 5, 2022, Artist Feature: ‘Kim Radochia, Patterns,
Movements, Mediums, Messages’, Chris Munkholm.
2021 Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA, October 21, 2021, Around Cape Ann: ‘Novel Haystack at CAM Green’, Gail
McCarthy.
2018 Wild Yards Project, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2018, ‘A Meadow Grows in West Gloucester’, Kim Radochia.
2017 Boston Voyager Magazine, Boston, MA, November 2017, ‘Meet Kim Radochia’, Kim Radochia.
2016 Boston Globe, Boston, MA, May 18, 2016, ‘Helga returns; kinds of blue; taking wing’, Cate McQuaid.
Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, May 5, 2016, ‘Cornered: Kim Radochia at Object Center’, Brian Goslow.
2015 News West Branch Gallery, July 29, 2015, ‘The Swirling, Luminous Artwork of Kim Radochia’, Dian Parker.
2011 Art New England Magazine, Boston, MA, July-August, 2011, ‘Setting the Pace: Three sculptors create public work
that mimic life’s flow’, David Raymond.
ArtsEditor, Boston, MA, July 26, 2011, ‘Restore, Reflect, Renew: following the creation of Currents’, Brigit Ganske.
Northshore Magazine, Lowell, MA, March 25, 2011, ‘Lowell Massachusetts: Lowell breathes new Life into it’s old assets,
Tamsen Venn.
2010 Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI, June, 2010, ‘Stevens Point Sculpture Park’, Cara Spoto.
2009 The Boston Phoenix, Phlog, Boston, MA, Oct.3, 2009, ‘Open Season on Open Studios: Art Tripping in SoWa’, Emily
Cantaneo.

TEACHING, PANELS, CURATION

2023 Manship Artist Residency Program, Gloucester, MA. Juror. National Sculpture Society Artist Residency call.
2022 Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA. Panel, The Cultural and Environmental Significance of the Great Marsh.
2016 Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Filmed Lecture, What is 3D?
2013 International League of Conservation Photographers, Washington, DC. Voice actress.
Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA. Lecture, Sculpture, Environment and Place.
2011 The Waring School, Beverly, MA. Lecture, Visiting Artist. Creative Stretch.
New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA. Lecture. Participatory Public Art, Public Art Discussion Series.
2010 Art Complex Museum, Duxbury Art Association Annual Exhibition, Duxbury, MA. Sculpture judge.
Riverfront Corporate Properties, Cambridge, MA, Curator.
2008 International Furnishing and Design Association New England. Panelist: Finding the perfect artwork for you, Design
week, Casa Design, Boston, MA
2007 Sculpture Now, Main St., Stockbridge, MA. Presentation, filming for public broadcast. (award winning film and
broadcast)
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH. Lecture. Senior Seminar.
2006 Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, Marco Island, FL. Panelist. Sculpture Symposium.
2005 Chesterwood Museum, W. Stockbridge, MA. Lecture. Response to Nature.
2004 Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA. Curator, filming for public broadcast.
Norman Rockwell Museum, W. Stockbridge, MA. Presenter. In and By the River.
2004-2000 Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA. Middle School Teacher.
1989-88 St. Joseph’s College, W. Hartford, CT. High School Special Ed. Teacher, Gengras Center.

COLLECTIONS

Acme Packet, Bedford, MA Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Ascend Learning, Burlington, MA Mass. Convention Center Authority, Boston, MA
Aureus Asset Management, Boston, MA Symphony Builders, Coral Springs, FL
Appleton Mills Association, Lowell, MA Winthrop School, Hamilton, MA
Cell Signaling, Beverly, MA Woodland School, Weston, MA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Board of Directors, Manship Artists Residency Program, Gloucester, MA
Casco Bay Artisans Gallery, Portland, ME
Creating Commons Collective, Founder
Fort Point Artist Community, Boston, MA
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
Matthew Swift Gallery, Gloucester, MA