Kit King (b. 1987) is a Bahamian Canadian contemporary artist whos emotionally charged hyperrealistic portrait paintings have been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums internationally- showing throughout Canada and the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.
King has participated in numerous art fairs such as LA art show, Art Miami, Mexico's Zonamaco, Scope Miami, Texas Contemporary, Art Wynwood, The Hampton's Art+Design, UK's Moniker, Seattle Art Fair, SOFA, and Art Market San Francisco.
Additionally King has won several awards for her hyperrealistic portrait paintings, with her work also being found in both private and public collections worldwide including the MET's publication collection.
* CV may not be up-to-date.
see exhibit list below for recent museum/gallery exhibitions and art fairs.
LA Art show- Abend Gallery, February 15th, 2023.
THE DONKEYS BELLY - Benjamin Eck Gallery, Munich, Germany. September 27th 2019- January 5th 2020.
UN\FIXED - Treason Gallery, Seattle, WA. April 5th-28th 2018.
PLAYGROUNDS - Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA. Aug 12th 2017.
DIMENSIONAL ANALOGUE - Last Rites Gallery, NYC, NY. April 23rd 2016.
SEATTLE DECONSTRUCTED ART FAIR: Hall-Spassov Gallery, Seattle, WA. July 21st-24th, 2022.
ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO: Hall- Spassov Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April 22nd -24th, 2022.
SEATTLE DECONSTRUCTED ART FAIR: Hall-Spassov Gallery, Seattle WA. August 5th-31st, 2021.
CONTEXT ART MIAMI: Benjamin Eck Gallery, Miami, FL. Dec 4th- 9th 2019
SEATTLE ART FAIR: Hall-Spassov Gallery, Seattle, WA. August 1st-4th 2019.
ART MARKET SAN FRANSISCO: Hall-Spassov Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April 25th-28th 2018.
ART MIAMI: Duane Reed Gallery, Miami FL. Dec 4th-9th 2018.
SOFA EXPO: Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL. November 1st-4th 2018.
MONIKER: Spoke Art Gallery, London, UK. Oct 4th 2018.
SEATTLE ART FAIR: Galerie Youn, Seattle WA. Aug 2nd 2018.
PAPIER: Montreal, April 19th 2018.
ART WYNWOOD: AZ Art Gallery, Miami, FL. Feb 15th 2018.
ZONA ART FAIR: Galerie Youn, Mexico. Feb.7th 2018.
ART PALM BEACH: WTF- Sirona Fine Art | PoetsArtists, Palm Beach, FL. Jan 18th 2018.
SCOPE MIAMI: Fort Works Art Gallery, Dec. 5th 2018.
SEATTLE ART FAIR: Galerie Youn, Seattle, WA. August 3rd 2017.
SCOPE MIAMI: ArtLeadHer | AZ Art Gallery, Miami Beach, FL. Nov 29th 2016.
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY: ArtMarket productions, Houston, TX. September 29th 2016.
ART MARKET|HAMPTONS ART FAIR: The Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton, NY. July 7 2016.
SELECT GROUP SHOWS:
Moleskine Exhibit with Harman Projects at MESA Art Museum, Sept 9th-Dec 4th, 2022.
POW! WOW! Spoke, Hawaai'i. Feb 11th-16th 2020
PaintGuide- Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Nov 9th-30th 2019.
Moleskine Project VII- Spoke Art NYC, NY Aug 26th, 2018.
Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC. June 8th 2018.
SHE collection- Joseph Gross Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. May 20th 2018
The Kingston Prize: Harbourfront Centre- Artport Gallery, TO, ON. Feb. 1st 2018.
The Kingston Prize: Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, Brampton, ON. Nov 4th 2017.
Fruition- Artists Republic, Anaheim,CA. October 28th 2017.
Paradigm Shift- Keane Eyes Gallery, San Francisco, CA. October, 21st 2017.
King Woman- Pen & Brush Cultural institute, NYC. October 12th 2017.
The Kingston Prize: Preview exhibition: Firehall Theatre, Gananoque,ON. Oct 6th 2017.
Palette Exhibition- Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. June 16th - July 8th 2017.
Quintessence- Raison D'etre, Southampton, NY. June 10th 2017.
555- Galerie Youn, Montreal, Qc. May 5th - May 27th 2017.
Underneath- Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho, London. Apr 8th 2017.
Achromatic- Parlour Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ. April 1st 2017.
Drawn To Life- Raison D'etre, Southampton, NY. March 25th 2017.
#28GRAMS- Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX. March 23rd 2017.
Annual Group show- Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC. January 14th 2017.
Red- Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK. February 10th 2017.
Flesh & Bone- BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, AU. January 14th 2017.
6th Annual Supersonic Invitational- Spoke Art, NY. January 7th 2017.
Halcyon- Raison D'etre, Southampton, NY. Nov 26th 2016.
26th Annual Miniatures Show- Abend Gallery, Denver, CO December 2nd 2016.
Jamais Vu- Duo show: BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne AU. November 12th 2016.
Winter Group Show - Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA. November 12th 2016.
Point of Origin- The Lodge Gallery, Manhattan, NY. October 13th 2016.
The Cauldron- Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK. October 21st 2016.
BombaySapphire Artisan Series- Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC. Sept 8th 2016.
4%ERS|Hysteria- Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA. August 13th 2016.
MTAC's annual charity event & auction: Los Angeles, CA. July 2016 2016.
Parchment- NR Gallery, Cheltenham, UK. July 2016.
3rd Annual Edge of Realism- Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. June 23rd 2016.
NY Empire State expo- NYC, NY. July 15th 2016.
ArtLeadHer- Joseph Gross Gallery, Manhattan NYC. May 5th 2016.
Nexus- Abend Gallery, Denver Colorado, April 8th 2016.
Inaugural Exhibition- BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, AU. March 12th 2016.
Kingston Prize: Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC. March 6th 2016.
5th Annual Supersonic Invitational: Spoke Art, San Fransisco, CA. Jan 9th 2016.
Kingston Prize Exhibition: Beaverbrook Art Gallery,Fredericton, NB. Nov. 14th 2015.
eXXpectations- Cornell Museum of Art,Delray, FL. Oct. 29th 2015.
Paint Guide- The Unit, London, UK. December 2015.
Kingston Prize finalists Preview: Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, ON. October 9th 2015.
Transfigure- Three person group show: Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. 22nd 2015.
Flesh to Canvas- Last Rites Gallery. NY, NYC. July 10th 2015.
Great Minds ArtExpo- 962 Studios, Winter Springs, FL. February 28th 2015.
Acquisition from Etihad Modern Art Gallery, United Arab Emirates, January 2015.
Secret World- Gristle Studio, Brooklyn, NY. August 2nd 2014.
Trepidation & Puerility- Gristle Studio, Brooklyn, NY. October 4th 2014.
NIX- Toronto, ON. June 13th 2014.
Queen Mary- Ink N Iron. Long Beach, CA. June 6th 2014.
The Ladies Ladies Art Show- Eight of Swords. Brooklyn, NY. May 15th 2014.
The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Artport Gallery, Harbourfront centre, Toronto, ON), 2018.
The Kingston Prize Portrait competition finalist, 2017.
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series contest- semi-finalist, 2016.
The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Galerie d'art Desjardins, Drummondville, Quebec), 2016.
The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, NB), 2016.
Grand Prize winner- PRZM Dream Big Competition, 2016.
Honourable mention- Gamblin Torrit Competition, 2016.
The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Gananoque preview exhibition, 2015.
Kingston Prize Portrait competition Finalist, 2015.
Winner of the Trekell x Society6 Product line contest, 2014.
Winner of the Trekell Painting Competition, 2014.
Winner Memento Publishing Contest, 2013.
PRINT | PRESS:
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART PUBLICATIONS COLLECTION.
BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE: ARTIST VS ARTIST INTERVIEW, ISSUE 26, 2019.
PURE LUXURY MAGAZINE: THE KING OF FREEDOM-INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, MAY ISSUE, 2019.
INTERLOCUTOR: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2019.
HYPERREALISM MAGAZINE ISSUE #4, 2018.
HYPERREALISM MAGAZINE ISSUE #3, 2018.
PHOTOGRAPHIZE: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2018.
GROSS MAGAZINE VOL. 2, 2017.
CREATE MAGAZINE: PLAYGROUNDS | INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2017.
CREATE MAGAZINE: ISSUE 6, 2017.
LIVE FAST MAGAZINE: UNDRESSING THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION: KIT KING'S 'PLAYGROUNDS' AT ATHEN B GALLERY, 2017.
AMADEUS MAGAZINE: A CALL TO EMPATHY | KIT KING'S NARRATIVE DRIVEN PAINTINGS, 2017.
LODOWN MAGAZINE: SKIN |JUNE ISSUE 2017.
BEINART GALLERY: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2017.
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR: MARCH, 2017.
LE PETIT VOYEUR: 5th EDITION, 2016.
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR: APRIL ISSUE, 2016.
PAINTGUIDE BOOK, 2016.
HI-FRUCTOSE: THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE, VOL.39, 2016.
EVOLVED MAGAZINE: ISSUE #7, 2016.
HOUSEINK MAGAZINE: SUMMER ISSUE II, 2016.
SKIN DEEP MAGAZINE: ISSUE #270, 2016.
THE HUNDREDS: MEET THE WOMEN BEHIND 4%ERS GROUP EXHIBITION, 2016.
JUXTAPOZ: 'DIMENSIONAL ANALOGUE' AT LAST RITES GALLERY, 2016.
LAST RITES GALLERY: 'DIMENSIONAL ANALOGUE' A SOLO EXHIBIT BY KIT KING
HI-FRUCTOSE: KIT KING EXHIBITS NEW HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS IN "DIMENSIONAL ANALOGUE", 2016.
BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING + 'DIMENSIONAL ANAOGUE', 2016.
PRZM: CONTEST WINNER, 2016.
PEOPLES PRINT SHOP: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2016.
ATHEN B. GALLERY: KIT KING 4%ERS INTERVIEW, 2016.
THE KINGSTON PRIZE: PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE AT BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY, 2016.
THE KINGSTON PRIZE: PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE GANANOQUE, 2016.
ARTLEADHER: KIT KING INTERVIEW, 2016.
ANTI-HEROIN CHIC: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2016.
LOVE AND OILS: HYPER-REALISTIC TIMELAPSE W/ ODA & KIT KING, 2016.
ART IS MY OXYGEN: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2016.
FROME UP NORTH: EYE-CATCHING HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS, 2016.
MY MODERN MET: MARRIED PAINTERS EXPRESS RAW EMOTIONS THROUGH LIFE-SIZED HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS, 2015.
HI-FRUCTOSE: HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS BY KIT KING, 2015.
HI-FRUCTOSE: TRANSFIGURE, 2015.
ART SHEEP: PHOTOREALISTIC PAINTINGS DISCUSS BEAUTY AND IDENTITY, 2015.
BEAUTIFUL DECAY: KIT KING'S HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS WILL SWALLOW YOU UP, 2015.
BARRON: OFFICE TALE OF KIT KING, 2015.
MOMENTS JOURNAL: KIT KING'S HYPER-REALISTIC OIL PAINTINGS CAPTURE DELICATE DETAILS AND EMOTIONS OF HER SUBJECTS, 2015.
INEFFABLE: INTERVIEW WITH KIT KING, 2015.
GALERIE PROJECT: THE HYPER-REAL PAINTINGS OF ODA & KIT KING, 2015.
SUPERSONIC: PAINTINGS BY KIT KING, 2015.
ART ATTACKS: THE HYPERREALISTIC PAINTINGS OF ODA & KING, 2015.
DAILY MAIL: AGORAPHOBIC ARTIST DEVELOPS EYE FOR DETAIL, 2015.
TATTOODO: ODA & KING- MARRIED IN HEART AND IN ART, 2015.
BOOOOOOOM: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KIT KING, 2015.
VIRTUOSOS OF PAINT: OOSB PUBLICATION, 2015.
[E]VOLVED: ARTIST FEATURE: KIT KING, 2014.
EXCAVATE: UNEARTHING ARTISTIC SKELETAL REMAINS, OOSB PUBLICATION, 2014.
[E]VOLVED MAGAZINE: ISSUE 5, 2014.
ART KATALYST MAGAZINE, 2014.
BLACK AND WHITE: OOSB PUBLICATION, 2014.
BENEATH THE SKIN MAGAZINE, 2014.
SKIN ART MAGAZINE, 2014.
FEATHERS OF INSPIRATION: OOSB PUBLICATION, 2014.