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About

CV and Bio

Kimberley Harding experiments with texture and color in three-dimensional weaving. Harding creates sculptural weavings inspired by nature and personal experiences. Additionally, she weaves traditional basketry forms using conventional reed and contemporary painted paper techniques. She strives to create objects that induce the urge to touch – something that seems forbidden.

Originally trained as an educator, Harding expressed her creativity within the constraints of teaching, family and volunteer endeavors.  Her work has always involved fiber techniques such as loom weaving, sewing, knitting, crochet, resist dyeing and embroidery. First introduced to basketmaking in 2015, she remarked, “I feel as though I am recalling an alternate life when weaving – I am certain I did this before.”

Basketry and Sculptural Art Education

Studied with:
Jackie Abrams         Mo Kelman         Nathalie Miebach       Lois Russell            

Exhibitions

2019      Through the Surface, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA (opening July 9)

2019       Please Touch the Art (Group work with Surface Design Association of
        MA/RI), Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA 

2019       Migration, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA

2019       Spring Awakening, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

2019       Migration, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA

2018-19 No Place Like Home, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2018       Small Works Show, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

2018       Monster Misunderstood, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

2018       Arlington Open Studios, Arlington, MA

2017       Illumination, Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA

2017       Arlington Open Studios, Arlington, MA

2017       The Fabrication of Imagination, Arts League of Lowell, Lowell, MA

2017       RIPPLE: collaborative public art installation, Arlington, MA  

2017       Feast of the East, Arlington, MA

2016       Arlington Center for the Arts Member Show, Arlington, MA 

Member of the Following Organizations

Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture
Arlington Cultural Council Co-Chair (July 2017-present)
ArtLinks Arlington, co-founder
Northeast Basketmakers Guild
National Basketry Organization
Surface Design Association