About Kim Lordier

Kim Lordier is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. After college, she flew with a major air carrier, turning to painting full time after the events of September, 2001. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum, and was drawn to plein air painting as a creative outlet. She now lives with her family on the Peninsula.

Kim’s work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the West, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art and Architecture, The Pastel JournalAmerican Artist, and The Artist Magazine. Her paintings have been published in California Light: A Century of Landscapes by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Art Journey America-Landscapes by North Light Publishing, and the award-winning Art of the National Parks-Historic Connections Contemporary Interpretations published by Fresco Fine Art Publications. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions. In 2015, Lordier received the prestigious Patrons’ Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country, and has given demonstrations at the First and Second Annual Plein Air Convention, sponsored by PleinAir Magazine.

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EDUCATION—
University of San Francisco, BFA Illustration 1989
Academy of Art University, San Francisco BFA Illustration 1989
California Academy of Painters 2002-2003

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND HONORS—
2017 The Bennington, Artists For The New Century, Bennington VT
2017 The Autry Museum of Western Art, CAC’s 106th Gold Medal Exhibition
2016 Peninsula Museum of Art, Northern California Impressionism- From Field to Studio, Burlingame CA
2016 Rieser Fine Art, One Man Show, Carmel CA
2016 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver CO
2016 The Autry National National Center, 105th California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2015 Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel UT, Patrons Choice Award
2015 Dixon Camp Out, Mt. Carmel UT
2015 Catalina Island Conservancy, Wild Side Show and Sale, Balboa Island CA
2015 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver CO
2014 Catalina Island Conservancy, Wild Side Show and Sale, Balboa Island CA
2014 Rieser Fine Art, One Man Show, Carmel CA
2014 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver CO
2014 The Autry National Center, 103rd California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence
2014 Paso Art Fest, Paso Robles CA, Signature Exhibition, Award of Excellence
2013 Pintores Pastelistas Espanoles International Salon Show,  Oviedo, Spain
2013 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver CO
2013 USC Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 102nd California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2013 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention, Monterey CA
2013 Catalina Island Conservancy, Wild Side Art Show and Sale, Catalina CA
2012 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver CO
2012 1st Annual Plein Air Convention, Red Rocks Las Vegas NV
2012 The Autry National Center, 101st California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2012 The Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA, Point of View: Landscapes Interpreted
2011 Pasadena Museum of California Art, California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2011 Haggin Museum, PASTELS USA , Wakeham/Sutherland Award
2010 Pasadena Museum of California Art, 100th California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2010 Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco CA
2009 Triton Museum, PSWC’s PASTELS USA, Wakeham/Sutherland Award
2009 Pasadena Museum, CAC Gold Medal Show
2009 Carmel Art Festival, Mayors Choice Award and Honorable Mention
2009 Rieser Fine Art,  Carmel CA One Man Show
2008 Pasadena Museum, 99th California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition
2008 Haggin Museum, PASTELS USA
2008 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Plein Air Invitational
2008 Knowlton Gallery, Yosemite on Canvas
2008 The Pastel Journal, Fifth Place Award Landscape
2007 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Plein Air Invitational
2007 COPIA, Napa Valley, CA, Feast of Fine Art
2007 Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational, Alfred Mitchell Award
2007 Sonoma Plein Air
2007 Pastel Society of the West Coast, PASTELS USA , Best of Show
2007 The Pastel Journal, Pastel 100, GRAND PRIZE AWARD
2007 Carmel Art Festival, Honorable Mention
2007 Napa Valley Museum, Plein Air Biennial
2007 Laguna Plein Air Painters, Best of Plein Air, First Place Award
2007 Forbes Gallery, New York
2006 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Plein Air Invitational
2006 Crystal Cove Alliance  “Crystal Splendor” Third Place Award for Crystal Cove Drama which will hang in the Irvine Museum
2006 Sonoma Plein Air
2006 National Arts Club, New York, Pastel Society of America 34th Annual Exhibition
2006 American Artist Magazine and Forbes Galleries, Trinchera Ranch Project
2006 International Association of Pastel Artists 9th Exhibition, Second Place Award
2006 Carmel Art Festival, Honorable Mention
2006 Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Best of Plein Air
2005 Sonoma Plein Air, Artists Choice Award
2005 Carmel Art Festival, Second Place and winner of Quick Draw
2005 Napa Valley Museum Plein Air Biennial,
Artists Choice Award
2005 The Pastel Journal “Pastels 100”
Honorable Mention Landscape
2004 National Arts Club, New York, Pastel Society of America’s “Pastels Only”
2004 Triton Museum of Art, California, Pastel Society of the West Coast “Pastels USA”
2004 Carmel Art Festival
2004 Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, Best Pastel
2004 The Artists Magazine 21st Annual Art Competition, Honorable Mention Landscape
2003 Napa Valley Museum Plein Air Biennial