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Kim Squaglia

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Statement/Biography

The depth and persistence of Kim Squaglia's oil and resin on panel paintings reveal themselves through a visceral dialogue between the artist and viewer. Resin allows Squaglia the ability to explore and to communicate through layers of hidden and exposed brilliant color. Interested in the perceptual aspects of color the artist uses layering and gradual hue changes to create the illusion of space and movement. She builds very detailed and refined images that contrast with areas of void space, masterfully layered under coats of resin. In her paintings Squaglia is able to convey both the brooding moodiness and the delicate quietude of color field painting and the naturally active forms created by biological systems and patterns.


Squaglia received a B.F.A. from California State University at Chico in 1996 and M.F.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2000. In 2001, she received an Artpace Travel Grant and was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. The artist's work is included in the permanent collections of The Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, Hilton Hotels, The Microsoft Collection in Seattle, Capitol One Bank Collection in Houston, and Focus-Abengoa Collection in Seville, Spain. Her work has been written about in various publications including Voices of Art Magazine, San Antonio Current, Art Lies - Texas Art Journal and the Los Angeles Times, and her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in Texas and California. The artist currently lives and works in Sacramento, California.