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Kimberly Winkle is an educa­tor and maker who resides in Tennessee. Winkle is a maker who creates furni­ture and objects using wood and paint, which combine both furni­ture and sculp­tural elements. Her work involves the scrutiny of form, color and line. While working with this vocab­u­lary, she has toyed with the simple arrange­ment of the dot and line. The combi­na­tion of these marks, have resulted in an excit­ing, some­what quirky dialogue of char­ac­ters that acti­vates the painted surface. Her furni­ture forms are simple and serve as empty canvas for color and line. Her work has been shown both nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally and is a number of public and private collec­tions. Addi­tion­ally, her work has been included in several national publi­ca­tions, includ­ing Fine Wood­work­ing, Wood­worker, and Amer­i­can Wood­turner maga­zines, and the books 500 Tables, 500 Chairs. Winkle has completed a number of artist resi­den­cies, includ­ing the Inter­na­tional Turning Exchange at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadel­phia, Haystack Open Studio Resi­dency and at the Appalachian Center for Craft.
Winkle holds a Bach­e­lor of Fine Art in Ceram­ics from the Univer­sity of Okla­homa and a Master of Fine Art in Furni­ture Design from San Diego State University.

Cookeville, TN
Professional Status
Maker and educator