Kim Van Someren

Artist Statement


My work references the idea of building. This could mean construction of a physical structure or implied movement. I refer to historic and contemporary architecture, farm spaces, and underwater environments. I am interested in the act of finding space through repetition, color and texture.
I am also interested in shapes and their placement which could suggest a narrative.
The large scale, multiple plate etchings that I create are all playful advances in attempt to find a way to build something new and unexpected.

Van Someren holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington. She is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Fibers, Painting+ Drawing at the University of Washington. She is also an instructor in Etching at the Pratt Fine Arts Center and Kirkland Arts Center. Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.