Nashville, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Kimberly Dummons is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, where she primarily teaches Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she earned her B.A. in Art from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her M.F.A. in Studio Art, with a Sculpture concentration, from the University of New Orleans. Her research is mainly sculpture, with some printmaking, focusing on the female figure in various media.
Her work is included in several collections, including the Amistad Collection, housed at Tulane University, and the Blanche and Norman Francis Collection, housed at Xavier University of LA. In addition, she has a public sculpture, commissioned by the City of New Orleans, Buddy Bolden, located in Louis Armstrong Park. Her work has been reviewed and published, both regionally and nationally, in various publications including Sculpture Magazine and Art Papers.
For several years my work has explored the concept of home, through sculpture, prints and collage. Lately, my sculptural work explores the two types of sculpture, relief and in-the-round, simultaneously, to talk about the juxtaposition of the inside and the outside. In my two-dimensional work, I am using color, pattern and texture to create prints and collage to talk about place, both literally and figuratively. I am simultaneously influenced by and reference quilt structure, with some pattern codes directing paths on the underground railroad.