Kimberly Reinhardt’s work explores the fertile, “shifty” edges between human anatomy, ecology, fiber, screen printing, place and painting. This multifarious agenda is intentional and meant to break apart disciplines that Reinhardt believes are the result of a flattening capitalist framework. Her recent works on paper and fabric explore entanglements of nervous system anatomy, emotionality and the “invisible” as well as the decay of personal and political myth. Reinhardt also creates and sells hand dyed, hand screenprinted goods often using natural dyes with an interest in conscious sourcing of materials.
Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally. Most recently her work was part of a textiles-based show at the White Rock Center for Sculptural Arts in Holmes, NY. Kimberly attended Cooper Union for fine art and has also studied anatomy, kiniesology, developmental movement, mindfulness and teaching practice through an embodied pedagogy. Additional areas of interest and background encompass sustainable urban farming, gardening, green infrastructure and composting. Kimberly has participated in working groups through the School of Apocalypse as well as collaborated with the Environmental Performance Agency on workshops and actions. She completed a 6 month master composting apprenticeship with Earth Matter on Governors Island in 2017.
Recent teaching appointments include: Part Time Digital Imaging lecturer at Borough of Manhattan Community Collage and Summer Intensive Graphic Design Instructor at Parsons/New School Open Campus. Kimberly currently teaches Graphic Design and Digital Tools in the art department at Fordham University.
In June 2022 Reinhardt will be collaborating with yoga therapist Deborah Wolk at the SSB Away residency in Abiquiu, New Mexico on a book about the nervous system and the connection/ disconnection with place.
Harvesting marigolds for dye color, Brooklyn, NY, October 2020