Kim Stringfellow's Biography
Stringfellow’s projects and research interests address ecological, historical, and activist issues related to land use and the built environment through hybrid documentary forms incorporating writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, installation, mapping, and locative media. These projects evolve out of a rigorously researched area of interest focused on a particular subject, community or region to discuss complex, interrelated issues of the chosen site. Within her research, she attempts to expose human values and political agendas that form our collective understanding of these places. Ultimately these projects are designed to create awareness, educate and a rich dialogue in relation to the subject at hand. To view projects and her CV, please visit http://www.kimstringfellow.com(external link).
Stringfellow's projects are manifested as both virtual and physical installations and in book form. Various projects been commissioned and funded by leading organizations including the California Council for the Humanities, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Creative Work Fund, the Seattle Arts Commission, and the California Council for the Humanities. Her photographs and projects have been exhibited at the International Center for Photography (ICP), John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), the Rachel Carson Institute, 18th Arts Center in Santa Monica, and San Francisco Camerawork. International exhibits include Paisajes Toxicos at the José Martí National Library in Havana, Cuba and the Tallinn City Art Gallery in Estonia.
Her first book, Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905–2005 was published by the Center for American Places (CAP) in 2005 and was partially funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Her second book with CAP, Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938—2008 was published in December 2009.
Stringfellow teaches digital multimedia and photography courses in the School of Art and Design at San Diego State University. Stringfellow developed and currently teaches a special topics course, ART 596: Art, Environment, and Place. For more information on this course please visit: http://artenvironmentplace.wordpress.com/(external link).