Artist Kim Bellavia

Kim Bellavia is a sculptor inspired by the natural in the Finger Lakes Region of NY where she lives. A core Theme in her work is creating art as a practice to experience a sacred relationship with the natural world and to share her studio process with the community. Bellavia’s work depicts how nature and human nature weave themselves into the intrigue of life and the entropy of existence.

Her sculptures are constructed using a variety of materials such as clay, paper clay, cobb, and cement. Influenced by folklore, myth and symbolism of nature the forms in her work reveal the human aura of the natural environment expressing the connection between nature and human nature with an underlying theme of an awareness to environmental issues and topics such as conservation and preservation in the Finger Lakes Region.

Kim has received numerous community arts grants which have directly involved participants from the community to be involved in the process and outcome.

Grant Awards/Solo Exhibitions

Commission Public:

  • 2021: “Grimes Glen Goddess Fountain", Maxfield Inn Bed and Breakfast, Naples, New York
  • 2021: "The Enchanted Forest" outdoor sculpture on the Auburn Trail, Cobblestone Arts Center, Farmington NY
  • 2020: "Phoenix" outdoor garden sculpture, Cobblestone Arts Center, Farmington, New York
  • 2016: Mural, Outdoor, 10' x 22' at the Cobblestone Theater Arts Center, Farmington, New York
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Group Exhibitions (selected)

Professional Development

  • 2016: NYFA Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Auburn Public Theatre, Auburn, New York
  • 2016: Portfolio Review: Wave Hill Public Gardens and Cultural Center, Bronx, New York
  • 2017: Retreat/Residency: January 2-7, Saltonstall Art Colony, Ithica, New York

  • Additional Exhibition Vitae