"No matter what type of project I'm working on I strive to show the hand of the maker in the details."
Kim Fox was born in New Wilmington, PA and raised in Stahlstown, PA, a rural area east of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Mt. Lebanon, PA, a “streetcar suburb” of Pittsburgh. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, in 1994.
Her childhood in rural Western Pennsylvania informs her aesthetic, subject matter and choice of materials. She has been making art and showing her work for fifteen years - beginning with more traditional painting and collage when she lived in Florida. After moving back to Pennsylvania and reclaiming her roots, she started to explore the regional arts and crafts with a more rural bent. Eight years ago she began working with vintage tins and salvaged wood and patchworking the tin in a way that felt like quilting. Currently she is researching traditional quilting and the stories behind the patterns. Her tin quilts have been shown in “New Order: Collage Now” at the Future Tenant Gallery and at SPACE Gallery, in Pittsburgh; in Providence, RI, in the “Memory Quilt Collage” exhibit; in “Beyond the Bedcovers” at AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and in “Tin is the New Black” at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, WV. She recently had her first solo exhibit, “Handwork” at the Society for Contemporary Craft/BNY Mellon Gallery.
In addition to making her tin quilts, Fox is an itinerant art teacher in regional schools and also is a designer and illustrator. When she’s not making or teaching she’s with her husband and son, their three dogs and some chickens. Probably around a fire.