Having spent her childhood in a lush farming area of Pennsylvania, Kim’s relationship with nature began early. She used the farmland behind her home as the backdrop of her many forays into childhood fantasy. Exploring in the fields and pastures was a frequent pastime. She would then use the inspiration she found to create and illustrate stories.
In the late 1970’s, Kim settled in Sedona, Arizona and began her sculpting career in the early 1980’s. Primarily self-taught and still eager to continue perfecting her skills, Kim combines her boundless love of travel and nature with studying the flora and fauna in the various regions she visits. She then transforms her visions into unique and colorful bronze sculptures.
Surrounded by majestic landscape and abundant wildlife in Northern Arizona, Kim continues to entwine her imagination with reality and show us the miracles of nature through her eyes in the sculptures she creates.
Kim’s captivating work has had several commissions; her work is in numerous private collections throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. And she has had fifteen of her sculptures purchased for public placement in Tulsa, OK; Loveland, CO; Bellevue, NB; Orange County, FL; Sedona, AZ; Mesa, AZ; Tumwater, WA; Ontario, Canada and Winterthur, Switzerland.
Kim is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists.
AWARDS & SHOWS
Sculpture in the Park (Juried Show) Loveland, CO 1997 to 2017
Loveland Sculpture Invitational – 1993, 1994, 1995
Sedona Sculpture Walk – 1987 to 2003
1997 Honorable Mention for “Ice Follies”
Hillside Sculpture Invitational – 1994
Received Best of Show Award – “Dreaming of the Kiss”
Received People’s Choice Award – “Dreaming of the Kiss”
Yearlong exhibition – Cypress Gardens, FL
Invited to participate in Illusions of Fantasy Show at Sedona Art Center- Nov.20- Dec.14, 2002
“Spring Fever” and “The Kiss” selected for Mesa, AZ “Sculpture in the Streets”
four-month exhibition 2002-2003
American Women Artists Annual Exhibition – 2004 to 2017
American Women Artists 2004 Award of Recognition for “Mouse Jester”
American Women Artists 2007 Award of Merit for “Moonlight Edamame”
American Women Artists 2007 People’s Choice Award for “Moonlight Edamame”
One Woman Show at Geoffrey Roth in Sedona – 2006
One of two artists in two person show at Geoffrey Roth in Sedona – 2008
2009 Sedona Arts Center Juried Members Annual Show
3rd place Sculpture –"Mouse Geisha"
2008 Accepted as a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists
“Double Jeopardy” chosen for 2009 Society of Animal Artists “Art and the Animal” Exhibition
2009 Accepted as a Signature Member of American Women Artists
“Mouse Geisha” & “Bayou Bouquet” chosen for Society of Animal Artists National Tour through November, 2010
“Ravenous” chosen for 2010 Society of Animal Artists 50th Art and the Animal Exhibition
October 1, 2010 One Woman Show at Geoffrey Roth Gallery – Sedona, AZ
“Fall into Sleep” chosen for 2012 Society of Animal Artists 52nd Art and the Animal Exhibition
September 28th – January 5th, 2013 “Heat of the Moment” chosen for Wildlife Experience in Art, Rocky Mountain Animal Artists Sales Show.
November 1st – November 24th, 2013 “Jack of Hearts”for American Women Artists 16th Annual Master Signature & Signature members Show & Juried Competition Exhibition.
November 1, 2013 – One Woman Show at Rowe Gallery – Sedona, AZ
December 2014-One Woman Show at Rowe Gallery – Sedona, AZ
2014- Invited to be a Master Signature Artist by American Women Artists
November 2015- One Woman Show at Rowe Gallery – Sedona, AZ
November 2015American Women Artists Master Signature 25th Anniversary
Show Scottsdale, AZ
May 17 – June 26th, 2016 - “Heat of the Moment” & “Jack of Hearts” chosen for Society of Animal Artists “All about Texas” Show held at RS Hanna Gallery – Fredricksburg, TX.
June 11th – August 21st, 2016 – “Windfall” chosen for Society of Animal Artists
“Animalia” Regional Exhibition held at Loveland Museum – Loveland, CO
2016-“RV” juried into Society of Animal Artists Annual Art and the Animal Show.
“Dreaming of the Kiss” presented to the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma for its100th Birthday by Natureworks, Inc., 1998
“Spellbound” placed at the Fontanelle Forest Association in Bellevue, Nebraska
“Toadstool” purchased for placement in a corporation in Winterthur, Switzerland
“Dreaming of the Kiss placed at Sedona Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona
“Dreaming of the Kiss” monument purchased by the Loveland Sculpture Group for public placement in 1995
“Dreaming of the Kiss” placed in a public park in Orange County, Florida.
“Spellbound” placed on golf course in Ontario, Canada
“Spring Fever” bought by Ultimate Imaginations for Public Placement in Mesa, AZ
“Midsummer Daydream”, “The Kiss” and “Spellbound” purchased for placement in fountain feature outside a corporation in Tumwater, Washington.
“The Kiss” purchased for placement at Elder Care in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
“The Kiss” purchased for public placement in Boulder City, Nevada
2008 - “Monumental Toadstool” commissioned by Dr. Gerald Dorros, Montana
2010 Kim Kori & Ken Rowe were chosen to sculpt monumental sculptures titled “Above & Beyond” for the two main roundabouts in Sedona, AZ.
2012 - “Above & Beyond” by Kim Kori & Ken Rowe installed in Sedona’s 2 main roundabouts in conjunction with Arizona’s centennial year celebration.
Loveland High Plains Art Council is purchasing a Monumental “Amore” in 2017 as the latest addition to the Benson Park Sculpture Garden.