Art Resume


Kim Konopka

Received her education in United States, France, and Holland. She holds a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. After graduating she worked on staff as an editorial illustrator in Los Angeles, California for The Daily News. Her illustrations have also appeared in newspapers, magazines, book & video covers.

Her award winning fine art consists of paintings, collage, mixed media, prints and small sculptures that now reside in several private collections. Paintings for the French Cafe series were taken from sketches done while living & traveling in France. One of these paintings, Late Lunch, was featured in American Artist magazine.

Her popular Beethoven image is featured on two European classical music websites.

For several years she chose a nomadic life where travels have taken her through the United States, Europe, and North Africa. In Morocco and France she taught private ESL lessons and continues to teach English. She speaks French and is currently learning Arabic.
In Morocco she lived in the charming sea side city of Eassouira where each day she climbed the narrow stairs to her apartment building's rooftop and wrote the chapters for her first novel. This novel is now in its final stages of completion. She has some-what settled on the East Coast of the United States, but preferring a nomadic lifestyle Kim continues to divide her time between America, France and Africa.


Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Illustration with an emphasis in Graphic Design

Professional Experience

Freelance Illustrator
~ Working for individuals, private companies, advertising agencies, and newspapers
~ Design logos for individuals, businesses, and websites

Curator of the Santa Barbara Poetry Festival Art Show
~ Coordinated and installed incoming art
~ Judged art and poetry
~ Planned and presented the awards ceremony
~ Scheduled poetry reading for the closing day

Artist Representative
~ Represented four artists in Los Angeles
~ Managed and showed portfolios, directed content, liaison between artist and advertising agency

~ Produce and teach after school art classes in homes
~ Taught art through the Monte Vista School PTA-California

Editorial Illustrator for The Daily Newspaper in Los Angeles
~ Created editorial illustrations for articles
~ Design logos and icons
~ Design and create graphs for corresponding articles
~ Design cover for the daily Life & Arts Magazine
~ Selected photographs for stories
~ Produced daily weather page

Painting Workshops

Janet Fish, acrylic painting, Provence, France

Don Nice, acrylic painting, Provence, France

Peter Liashkov, figure painting, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Bunkall, figure and portrait painting, Los Angeles, CA

Victor Alexander Munoz, paper sculpture workshop, Santa Barbara, CA


Gallery Shows

Johnson Gallery – Group Show – San Luis Obispo, CA

Atkinson Gallery – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Greenstreet Gallery – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Coffee Grinder Gallery - Group Show - Carpenteria, CA

Espressway Café and Gallery – Solo Show – Santa Barbara, CA

The Art Store Gallery – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Green Dragon Café and Gallery – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Contemporary Arts Forum – Group Show/ Fundraiser – Santa Barbara, CA

Contemporary Arts Forum - Group Show/Auction - Santa Barbara, CA

Contemporary Arts Forum – Local Artists Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Sojourner Café – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Women’s Gallery – Group Show – Santa Barbara, CA

Cabrillo Arts Center - Group Show - Santa Barbara, CA

Paige Neuhauser Gallery - Group Show - Santa Barbara, CA

See's Coffee House & Gallery - Solo Show - Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Women's Gallery - Group Show - Santa Barbara, CA

Arcadia Library – Solo Show – Arcadia, CA

Civic Arts Gallery – Group Show – Walnut Creek, CA

Ygnacio Valley Library – Solo Show – Walnut Creek, CA

Concord Library – Group show – Concord, CA

Home Savings & Loan – Group Show – Walnut Creek, CA

Chico Art Center – Group show – Chico, CA

Crocker National Bank – Group Show – Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Library – Group Show – Santa Monica, CA

Home Federal Bank – Solo Show – Arcadia, CA


Private Collections

Painting   Mr. Greg Vosburg – Baltimore, MD

Collage   Mr. Lane Cosner – Cave Junction, OR

Drawings   Mr. Benyakoub – Paris, FR

Paintings   Anonymous– Fredericksburg, TX

Painting   Mrs. Alice Miller – Arcadia, CA

Sculpture   Ms. Janet Boland – Orinda, CA

Paintings   Mr. and Ms. Tardiff – Avila, CA

Sculpture   Mr. Konopka - San Jose, CA

Paintings   Ms. Koren Trygg – Studio City, CA

Painting   Mr. J. Smith - Fredericksburg, TX

Painting   Ms. April Schuman – Manhatten Beach, CA

Sculpture   Mr. Robert Egenolf – Santa Barbara, CA

Paintings   Mr. Ray Aromatorio – Santa Barbara, CA

Sculpture & Paintings   Mr. Joseph Gallo - Santa Barbara, CA


Illustrations &


Writing Resume