Kimberly Harty

Chair and Associate Professor
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Kimberly Harty

Chair and Associate Professor
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


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Harty’s work investigates the connection between craft and technology through sculpture, installation, video, and performance. She is heavily informed by her training as a glass blower, and draws on her personal history as a craftsperson to explore how kinetic knowledge can be tracked, embodied, and performed.

Professional Experience

Harty has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Her writing has been published in Glass Quarterly, GASnews, and various museum catalogs. Harty has taught at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Ox-bow Art School and Penland School of Crafts, in addition to her current position as Assistant Professor of Glass at the College for Creative Studies.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

2019 Heller Gallery, New York NY “Memoria Technica” solo exhibition
2019 Glass Art Society Conference, St. Petersberg FL, Strattman Lecture: Glass Flux
2018 Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH “Swing States” curated by Zac Weinberg
2018 Curator: Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak MI “StreetKraft: Glass artists respond to the street.”
2017 National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia PA “Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition”
2017 Taubman School of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI “Research through Making” exhibition
2017 Foundation Hotel, Detroit MI “Cumulus” public art installation

Nine photos of a blurry figure of a woman standing in front of a bare wall with different white illustrations drawn on top in each photo.
Art installation consisting of several flat white ceramic pieces hung on the wall and places on the floor to create a winding pathway
Hanging art instalation consisting of several glass bulbs hanging together in a huge cluster, suspended by white thread
Large translucent grey holographic sculpture on a black backdrop
Photo of a woman admiring an art installation consisting of several glass vases on a high wooden platform
Photo of a person standing in a white room with two horizontal planks obscuring the top half of their body
Six photos of a boulder-like sculptures posed in front of a black backdrop. On top is a projection of a white grid.
Black and white photo of a photography studio
A large, bulbous cloud-like white sculpture on a display platform with lights illuminating it from underneath
Sculpture on a black backdrop comprised of two white semi-ovular lamps
Two white sculptures resembling mountain ranges placed on top of tables in front of a large window
High contrast photo of a serious looking man holding an illuminated white lightbulb close to his chest

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