PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
Alemian received a BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MFA in painting from CFA, Boston University, and studied at New York Studio School.Her work includes paintings, drawings and mixed media and has been exhibited nationally. Kim is the recipient of the Constantin Alajalov Award at Boston University School of Visual Arts and was included in 100 Boston Painters published by Schiffer publishing. She was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medal, and is the recipient of many other awards for her work.
I am interested in the way light streams into an interior space, transforming it and the objects it hits for a fleeting moment. The sunstream magically transforms whatever is in its path and makes it exceptional. These liminal spaces are both real and remembered. They also act as a vehicle for applying paint. My paintings are built up in layers of oil paint and charcoal lines, pastel and wax markers. Surfaces are scraped, turned and reworked. Through this process, they reveal a history of the workings, as in a palimpsest.