Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite is a Chicago-based visual and teaching artist whose work explores the relationship between personal identity and legacy. Fimreite's practice is a hybrid of studio time and arts educating. She is always seeking to create experiential encounters and learning opportunities for her students, her viewers and herself. She works in various media (watercolor, ink, hand-written text, projections and sculptural objects), incorporating stories, objects, memories and elements from her surrounding landscape.
Recent exhibitions include The Pram Endeavor Invitational at Hyde Park Art Center, Exchange at the Public Pool, 9th Measure at Chicago Artists Coalition and just us at work (public art action/social sculpture and performance) at dOCUMENTA 13, Germany.
Fimreite has created a number of public art commissions and been the recipient of several grants from the City of Chicago. Her work was selected to promote the New York and Boston Marathons for four consecutive years and she has pieces in several private and corporate collections. Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute.
Image #1: Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Elizabeth (9th Measure series), 2017, text-based work.
Image #2: Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, 9th Measure series (Installation shot), 2017, text-based work.
(Updated in 2022)