On Ep20 of Thinking of Art, I had the opportunity to catch up with California-based artist Laura Kimpton. Kimpton shared details around her journey to exhibit work at Burning Man, how she accesses meditation to stay spiritually strong, and how she’s loving creating new work during quarantine.
Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg along with her multiple degrees in arts and counseling psychology, Kimpton shared details of her assemblage series, what it felt like burning a 30×60 foot EGO sculpture to the ground at Burning Man, and how he handled growing up with a famous last name.
Kimpton’s creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. Kimpton’s foundation for this approach is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Laura Kimpton is best known for her Monumental Word Series. Her monumental word sculptures have been purchased as permanent public installations in California, Texas, Nevada, and China. Her Words and fine art are in many prestigious private collections in the United States and abroad.