Kim RADATZ

Artist Statement 

I am a multi-media artist inspired by relationships and the emotions that stem from them. I want to give a visual language to those feelings.

I believe my interest in relationships results from being an identical twin and how that forced me to deal with a relationship long before I had any understanding of one. As a twin I have also learned that though things appear to be the same, upon closer inspection they are typically quite different. I use multiples in my work to examine and/ or emphasize this dichotomy.
 
There is seldom music playing in my studio as the silence allows me to hear the running dialog going on in my head. I hear the words but see the image. And that is how each body of work begins.

As ideas take shape I follow the thread, letting it lead me where it may. I use a variety of material and forms, understanding that even though their content is similar, as my twin is to me, each piece will have a voice of its own.
 

 Biography – KIM RADATZ

Kim Radatz is a multi-media studio artist living and working in the Tampa Bay area. She holds a master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, with a degree in Fine Arts. After graduation she taught at both the University of Miami and Florida International University before moving to the Tampa Bay area. She has exhibited nationally, including SCOPE in Miami, and has received numerous awards including Best of Show in the prestigious Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and earned the coveted title of Artisan of the Year for the Cloth, Paper, Scissors publication. Recently she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.