Kit Porter

CV
Kit Porter CV

Kit Porter is a mixed media artist living and working in Beaufort, South Carolina. Her abstract language has evolved from her interest in the way an object left by the sea wears down as a result of time and environment. To characterize this process of diminution, she paints around and into her subjects to create shapes which appear carved, softened and shaped from the outside. Whether painting literal pieces of marine debris, or dissecting flowers + fields into abstraction, Porter’s paintings abstract and fragment natural forms to act as a metaphor for the fragility of the physical world.

b. 1983, Wilmington, NC

EDUCATION
2005
University of the South, Sawanee, Tennessee, BFA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022
Field Guide, Solo Exhibition, Uprise Art, New York, NY
Surround, Solo Exhibition, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2021
Fragment + Form, Solo Exhibition, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2022
Memory + Metaphor: New paintings by Anne-Louise Ewen, Stewart McDonald & Kit porter, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
To Grow With Them, Liz Lidgett Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2018
Kit Porter + Caroline Swetenberg, The Vault, Charleston, SC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
Of Air, In Various Forms, Long Beach, CA
12x12, Smythe-McKee Art Advisory, Philadelphia, PA

2021
2x2, Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC
Showfields x AllSheMakes, Showfields, Virtual

2020
Merry + Bright, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Here, There & Elsewhere: Exploring the Idea of Place, Visionary Art Collective, Virtual
Fall Show, The Art Salon, Charlotte, NC
From Chaos to Order, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
HOME, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Still We Rise Auction No. 9: In Response to Police Brutality, Virtual
Bailout Fundraiser + Exhibition, Bailout Gallery, Virtual
Kips Bay Designer Showhouse, West Palm Beach, FL
Introducing, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2019
Small Works Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA Hundley Hilton Show, Birmingham, AL
The Beacham Art Series, Beacham & Company, Atlanta, GA Fall Show, The Art Salon, Charlotte, NC
Shape Shifters, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Unlocked, The Vault, Charleston, SC
Summer Show, The Art Salon, Charlotte, NC
Spring Show, The Art Salon, Charlotte, NC

2018
Small Works Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Holiday Home Designer Showhouse, Atlanta, GA
AIFA Emerging: Meet the Artists, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Emerging Artist Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

PRESS
2021
The Uprise Art Journal, Meet Kit Porter
Friend of the Artist, The Studio Image Project

2020
The Unicorn Factory, Issue No. 2
The Gathered Gallery, Virtual Gathering No. 8: Berman, Porter, Rigdon
APERO Catalogue, LAND, August 2020
CandyFloss Magazine, Fragility of the Physical World - Artist Kit Porter
All SHE Makes, Featured Artist Interview: Kit Porter
New South Finds, Artist Interview: Kit Porter

2019
THALIA Magazine, the FRAGMENT issue, vol. 4
The English Room, Artist Spotlight Series: Kit Porter
SCOOP, 18 Artists Making Your Home and Our Local Galleries Beautiful
Cool Girls Collective, Artist Profile: Kit Porter
Voyage Houston, The Thought Provokers: Celebrating Artists & Creatives

2018
THALIA Magazine, the SPACE issue, vol. 1
The Earth Issue, Artist Highlight: Kit Porter

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
MercyOne Cancer Center, Des Moines, IO
Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Works held in private collections in North America and Europe.