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Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Kim Abeles obtained her BFA in Painting from Ohio University in 1974 and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of California Irvine in 1980. Abeles was born in Richmond, Missouri, in 1952. Through her travels, she learned traditional Japanese art forms from a Buddhist priest in Utsunomiya. She first reached international acclaim through her series The Smog Collector where she invented a process of collecting particulate matter from smog in the air and used it to create stenciled images. She used her art to make statements and start discussions about pollution and other political matters, such as the AIDS epidemic where she created her HIV/AIDS Tarot Cards in support of being informed about the disease. Abeles has no specific form of art, instead creating art in a myriad of forms, both on her own and in group/community projects.
A circular excerpt from an official document surrounded by a circle with horse-shoe patterns.
Sundog Multiples is a printmaking venture created by Art & Design Professor Kim Fink, in conjunction with UND Art Collections, and generously funded by the Myers Foundations.
This artwork was printed on Gray, Black and Cream paper. This piece is of the cream edition.
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