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Starting Wednesday next week, January 7, this new painting will be on display in the Anne Focke Gallery in Seattle City Hall during the art and social change exhibit: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human.
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Great article by @ArtBizCoach Would you fire yourself? http://owl.li/sXUGg
If you were the boss and had you as an employee, would you be happy with your performance, or would you fire yourself? Let’s pretend for a moment that you are conducting a performance review of you...
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Seattle artist Kate Vrimoet reveals the pernicious effect of the charity auction. Remember that the artist may only count the cost of materials in the value of the donation which only further compo...
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please think about this artists, and share.
Collectors, artists, and arts organizations are crippling the very institution they seek to encourage. However, these art organizations are also undermining the very community they seek to support, and artist are complicit. Yes, that’s what I said. I know it’s inflammatory. I don’t mean to hurt feelings or make people wrong when all they’re trying to do is good. But try to see the broader economic implications. The current paradigm is not workin...
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Exciting for me. I did not know China Biennial had done this. Here's a link to the catalog: http://www.bjbiennale.com.cn/en/biennale.aspx?id=5
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Boundaries, exhibit opening August 14
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+kate vrijmoet  Oh you are giving me ideas!!
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Compact history of the nude @Tate http://owl.li/tJ7EA
  The Tate is doing a little educating with this compact history of the nude.
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please think about this artists, and share.
Collectors, artists, and arts organizations are crippling the very institution they seek to encourage. However, these art organizations are also undermining the very community they seek to support, and artist are complicit. Yes, that’s what I said. I know it’s inflammatory. I don’t mean to hurt feelings or make people wrong when all they’re trying to do is good. But try to see the broader economic implications. The current paradigm is not workin...
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Great article by @ArtBizCoach Would you fire yourself? http://owl.li/sXUGg
If you were the boss and had you as an employee, would you be happy with your performance, or would you fire yourself? Let’s pretend for a moment that you are conducting a performance review of you...
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Compact history of the nude @Tate http://owl.li/tJ7EA
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233 people
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Visual and conceptual artist
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Art, painting, social sculpture, curating, teaching, design
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  • Self
    Visual Conceptual Artist, 2005 - present
  • Syracuse University
    Adjunct Professor and TA, 1995 - 1997
  • WebTrends Inc.
    Creative Director, 1999 - 2001
    Responsible for brand, all visual outreach, all internal visual documents, budgeting and creativity and innovation ambassador for the company teaching employees how to hone their creative problem-solving skills.
  • Schifino Lee Advertising
    Creative Director, 1997 - 1998
    Responsible for client relations, research, development, all creative campaigns, all clients, vendors, creative employees, presentation and production.
  • The Workbook
    Art Director, 1993 - 1995
    Responsible for all photographic and illustrative ads in the two volume set. Worked with creative director to create editorials. Design, production, vendor relations.
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Seattle painter, curator and social artist Kate Vrijmoet lives and works in Seattle, WA. She received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her paintings and installations focus on the human body and the human condition, and on issues of consciousness, boundaries, scale and access. Vrijmoet was one of 16 American artists participating in the 2012 5th Beijing International Biennial. Her sound installation, Mother May I…? was awarded Best Installation in the Brooklyn Wide Open exhibit by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita Brooklyn Museum of Art. And it was exhibited at Orange County Center on Contemporary Art–a show endorsed by Nicolas Bourriaud. Vrijmoet has exhibited in shows juried by curators of the MOMA (Paulina Pobocha), the Met (Anne Strauss) and the Guggenheim (Nat Trotman). She received 3rd Prize in 2010 Ecuador Biennial. Her work has been published in the 2014 book Ufora, New American Paintings, The Seattle Times, Catapult Magazine. She is published in numerous catalogs including her CoCA Seattle solo exhibit catalog: Kate Vrijmoet: Essential Gestures. She has exhibited locally at the Linda Hodges Gallery, and has recently been awarded both GAP and Department of Neighborhoods Grants. Vrijmoet is the curator of The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, an art & social change exhibit examining the stigma and silence surrounding mental illness. www.katevrijmoet.com
Introduction

I use the tools of classical painting to provoke emotions in my audience they might more often associate with theater. For example, I think great painting can be funny. And, that great painting can provide the sense -- not the sight, but the sense -- of another world so engulfing you feel like you're in it. I don’t settle for less than an extremely high impact experience for the viewer.  In our era, painting can make do with lesser aims, but what should we be asking of painting that goes the distance?

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My blog on The Broader Economic Impact of Donating Your Art went viral 4 times last year, with over 2 million views and over 30k facebook shares. I received two prestigious grants in 2014 for the art and social change exhibit: The Incredible Intensity of Just Bring Human
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