Associate Professor of Multimedia
Photo credit above: Someplace Magazine 2015
Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator residing in Joshua Tree, California. She teaches multimedia and photography courses at San Diego State University as an Associate Professor in the School of Art + Design. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Stringfellow’s practice bridges cultural geography, environmental journalism and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. Her research explores the cultural landscape and history of place, often addressing environmental repercussions of human interaction and occupation within these spaces.
Stringfellow’s projects have been commissioned and funded by leading organizations including Cal Humanities, Creative Work Fund, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Seattle Arts Commission. She is the 2012 recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence. The award honors the achievements of contemporary women whose work in photography, film, and new media transforms how we see the American West.
Stringfellow’s work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography (ICP), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), The Autry National Center, The Nevada Museum of Art, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Gagosian Madison Avenue among others.
She is the author of two books, Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905–2005 and Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938–2008 both published by the Center for American Places.