Kim Spivey is an artist living and working in South Florida. Spivey is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University with an MFA in painting and a BFA in printmaking.
Spivey spent the summer of 2016 at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA where she completed a certificate program of green printmaking in intaglio. Spivey has applied what she learned at Zea Mays to her own studio where she is set up to create without the use of solvents or tar based materials commonly found in traditional printmaking studios.
Spivey’s work seeks out beauty that is found from deep observation. Her inspiration derives from the range of subtleties, intricacies, and fluidities found within the materials she works with. She pairs the complexities found within nets, looped lines, plant life, and the negative spaces around them with loose fields of ink. Coupling the concrete with the variable that inhabits each piece. Spivey explores the flux that can be found in the intricate nature of mark making and in her work she seeks out how a fixed object can suggest and become a record of movement.