KIM DARLING - Biography


Kim Goertner Darling, born in 1955 in La Plata, Maryland, is a visual artist working in intaglio printmaking, drawing, painting, and video.  She explores the workings of perception, imagery and representation through drawing-based works employing handmade traditional materials as well as digital media.

After earning her BFA at Alfred University in 1977, Kim continued drawing and painting studies at The Art Students League of New York.  Supported by a grant from St. Johnsbury Academy, she studied fresco painting in Florence, Italy in 2006 at the Bottega del Buon Fresco, and then earned her MFA in 2010 at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Kim currently lives in Vermont, and is co-owner of Gatto Nero Press, an intaglio printmaking studio in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, where she and her husband, printmaker Bill Darling, create and exhibit intaglio prints, and teach printmaking and drawing.  She also teaches drawing, painting and research-based studio practice at St. Johnsbury Academy.  She and Bill founded and direct The Intaglio Society, a group of student printmakers  create prints and exhibit and, since 2000, have been traveling each spring to Florence, Italy to make prints at Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Art.

Kim’s writing about drawing has been published in the online Vermont Art ‘Zine, and in Manifest INDA 7.