Kim Moodie has been a London based artist since 1978. Born in Parry Sound, he spent his youth in Sault Ste. Marie and on the Manitoulin Island. He received his Honours B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario , and his MFA from Concordia . From 1980 through 2019 he taught in the Department of Visual Arts, UWO, specializing in drawing and painting courses, BFA studio seminars, and MFA special topics seminars. Having retired from teaching and a Professor Emeritus, he now focuses solely on his art practice.
Kim’s practice is primarily studio based, although he has curated or co-curated nine exhibitions. A noted project was the co-curated exhibition [MMB Collective] “Just My Imagination,” which was shown in nine venues across Canada between 2004 and 2007. His current studio practice is drawing and painting focused with occasional forays into digital photos and video. His subject matter discusses and dissects narrative structures, the impact of symbols, assimilation, anthropomorphism and ahistorism. Stylistically many works can be categorized as horror vacui and neo-expressionistic.
He has exhibited extensively across Canada and in Mexico and the USA. His exhibits include “Heads,” 2019, McIntosh Gallery ‘ UWO, “Tribute and Tributaries,” 2017, Art Gallery of Ontario, “Any Dream Will Do,” 2016, McIntosh Gallery, UWO, “All But Not,” 2001, Museum London, “Murder,” 1998, Patricia Forbes Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Threadwaxing Gallery, New York, New York; and The Center Gallery, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida, and “Pirates,” 1991, Oakville Galleries, Art Gallery of Algoma, and Art Gallery of Windsor.
His work is held by collections of numerous museums, university art galleries, and corporate and private art collections. These include the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum London, the McIntosh Gallery and the Algoma Art Gallery.
Kim Moodie’s exhibition “Signs and Symbols,” was the inaugural exhibition at the Embassy Cultural House in 1983.