Toronto artist Kim Stanford works with common domestic objects to construct installations and sculptural assemblages. Her work explores the shifting nexus of ‘authentic’ identity and mundane life, illuminating and troubling the seeming insignificance of everyday practices and experiences. Her frequent use of a repetitive process echoes the drudgery of chore work, thus how she makes a piece aligns with why she makes it: to open a conversation about the universal dialectic between the taken-for-granted and a search for meaning. Her works are often absurd, both beautiful and disturbing.
Stanford studied visual art at The Toronto School of Art (TSA) and OCADU, as well as critical social theory in her graduate degree at the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of a Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist grant, and is represented in Toronto by Loop Gallery.