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two dolls stand in a crib with stuffed animals and toys scattered around the floor

Priss, 1994

Born in 1951 in Pomona, California, Kim Dingle lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles (1988) and a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School (1990). Dingle was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and her work appeared in the major group exhibition “Sunshine and Noir: Art in L. A., 1960-1997,” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1997), which traveled to several institutions in Europe and the United States. In 2000, Dingle took an unintentional hiatus from painting when she opened a restaurant in the middle of her studio called Fatty’s & Co., a successful vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles, which she sold in 2013. Recently, she opened a Wine Bar for Children at Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles (2013-14) (and was never arrested), and had a solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2017). Among public collections owning her work are the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Seattle Museum of Contemporary Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Dingle had her first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1998 and subsequent exhibitions in 2000, 2007, 2012, and 2018.

 

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Kim Dingle

Priss, 1994-95

mixed media

58 x 22 x 31 inches (147,3 x 55,9 x 78,7 cm) overall

SW 00334

Kim Dingle

Priss, 1994-95

mixed media

58 x 22 x 31 inches (147,3 x 55,9 x 78,7 cm) overall

SW 00334

Inquire
a girl in a white and blue dress steps on a small dog with a shadowy figure in the background

Kim Dingle
Wild Girls (mashing puppies), 1993
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches (182,9 x 152,4 cm)
SW 00335
Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

blue and white composition with a group of girls erecting a flagpole

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Girls with Dresspole), 1998
oil on linen
84 x 72 inches (213,4 x 182,9 cm)
SW 98196
Private Collection

Kim Dingle

Cloud for Interview, 1999

oil on cotton vellum

30 x 25 inches (76,2 x 63,5 cm)
42 x 28 3/4 inches (106,7 x 73 cm) frame

SW 99059
Seattle Art Museum

Kim Dingle

Cloud for Interview, 1999

oil on cotton vellum

30 x 25 inches (76,2 x 63,5 cm)
42 x 28 3/4 inches (106,7 x 73 cm) frame

SW 99059
Seattle Art Museum

a pink midget MG convertible

Kim Dingle
63MG 4ME, 1999
midget MG with mixed media
48 x 144 x 53 inches (121,9 x 365,8 x 134,6 cm)
SW 99294
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
The Nelson: Takedowns and Pinning Combinations (messy shoes), 1999
oil on vellum
48 x 60 inches (121,9 x 152,4 cm) sheet
51 x 63 inches (129,5 x 160 cm) frame
SW 99160
Denver Art Museum

Kim Dingle
The Nelson: Takedowns and Pinning Combinations (messy shoes), 1999
oil on vellum
48 x 60 inches (121,9 x 152,4 cm) sheet
51 x 63 inches (129,5 x 160 cm) frame
SW 99160
Denver Art Museum

Kim Dingle
Never in School (playground), 2000
oil on vellum
24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame
SW 00245
Whitney Museum of American Art

Kim Dingle
Never in School (playground), 2000
oil on vellum
24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame
SW 00245
Whitney Museum of American Art

Kim Dingle

Never in School (classroom w/7 students), 2000

oil on vellum

24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame

SW 00244
Private Collection

Kim Dingle

Never in School (classroom w/7 students), 2000

oil on vellum

24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame

SW 00244
Private Collection

a large group of girls stands behind a green railing

Kim Dingle
Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's (No I.D.), 2006
oil on vellum
76 x 96 inches (193 x 243,8 cm)
SW 07146

Inquire
girls in chef's hats carry trays of pink and green cocktails

Kim Dingle
Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's (Watermelon Martinis), 2006
oil on vellum
76 x 120 inches (193 x 304,8 cm)
SW 07149
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Birthday), 2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152,4 x 121,9 cm)
SW 11423
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Birthday), 2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152,4 x 121,9 cm)
SW 11423
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Stuffing Pinky, 2007
oil on canvas
triptych; 30 x 24 inches (76,2 x 61 cm) each
30 x 72 inches (76,2 x 182,8 cm) overall
SW 07437a-c
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Stuffing Pinky, 2007
oil on canvas
triptych; 30 x 24 inches (76,2 x 61 cm) each
30 x 72 inches (76,2 x 182,8 cm) overall
SW 07437a-c
Private Collection

painting of a girl floating

Kim Dingle
Floater #9, 2009
oil on canvas
16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches (40,6 x 50,8 x 3,8 cm)
SW 20073

Inquire
Kim Dingle

Floater #30, 2009

oil on canvas on aluminum stretchers

66 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (167,6 x 152,4 x 3,8 cm)

SW 20079

Kim Dingle

Floater #30, 2009

oil on canvas on aluminum stretchers

66 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (167,6 x 152,4 x 3,8 cm)

SW 20079

Inquire
painting of a girl floating

Kim Dingle
Floater #8, 2009
oil on canvas
16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches (40,6 x 50,8 x 3,8 cm)
SW 20074
Private Collection

a girl in a dress balances on the top edge of two chairs while another girl sits at a table

Kim Dingle
What do you think?, 2012
oil on linen
84 x 72 inches (213,4 x 183 cm)
SW 12102

Inquire
painting of a girl

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13391

Inquire
painting with two girls in front of a yellow background

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13387

Inquire
painting of a girl

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13401

Inquire
portrait of two girls with one in a bright yellow dress

Kim Dingle
Untitled (not to worry), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17366

Inquire
two cars on a road with palm tress in the background

Kim Dingle
Untitled (tragedy on interstate 15), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17373

Inquire
painting of a girl holding a wiener dog

Kim Dingle
Untitled (my wiener), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17368

Inquire
four young girls

Kim Dingle
Untitled (where did you get your shoes), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17370

Inquire
portrait of a girl in a white dress

Kim Dingle
Untitled (portrait of the artist as a young girl without glasses), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17364
Private Collection

Kim Dingle

Priss, 1994-95

mixed media

58 x 22 x 31 inches (147,3 x 55,9 x 78,7 cm) overall

SW 00334

Kim Dingle

Priss, 1994-95

mixed media

58 x 22 x 31 inches (147,3 x 55,9 x 78,7 cm) overall

SW 00334

a girl in a white and blue dress steps on a small dog with a shadowy figure in the background

Kim Dingle
Wild Girls (mashing puppies), 1993
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches (182,9 x 152,4 cm)
SW 00335
Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

blue and white composition with a group of girls erecting a flagpole

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Girls with Dresspole), 1998
oil on linen
84 x 72 inches (213,4 x 182,9 cm)
SW 98196
Private Collection

Kim Dingle

Cloud for Interview, 1999

oil on cotton vellum

30 x 25 inches (76,2 x 63,5 cm)
42 x 28 3/4 inches (106,7 x 73 cm) frame

SW 99059
Seattle Art Museum

Kim Dingle

Cloud for Interview, 1999

oil on cotton vellum

30 x 25 inches (76,2 x 63,5 cm)
42 x 28 3/4 inches (106,7 x 73 cm) frame

SW 99059
Seattle Art Museum

a pink midget MG convertible

Kim Dingle
63MG 4ME, 1999
midget MG with mixed media
48 x 144 x 53 inches (121,9 x 365,8 x 134,6 cm)
SW 99294
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
The Nelson: Takedowns and Pinning Combinations (messy shoes), 1999
oil on vellum
48 x 60 inches (121,9 x 152,4 cm) sheet
51 x 63 inches (129,5 x 160 cm) frame
SW 99160
Denver Art Museum

Kim Dingle
The Nelson: Takedowns and Pinning Combinations (messy shoes), 1999
oil on vellum
48 x 60 inches (121,9 x 152,4 cm) sheet
51 x 63 inches (129,5 x 160 cm) frame
SW 99160
Denver Art Museum

Kim Dingle
Never in School (playground), 2000
oil on vellum
24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame
SW 00245
Whitney Museum of American Art

Kim Dingle
Never in School (playground), 2000
oil on vellum
24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame
SW 00245
Whitney Museum of American Art

Kim Dingle

Never in School (classroom w/7 students), 2000

oil on vellum

24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame

SW 00244
Private Collection

Kim Dingle

Never in School (classroom w/7 students), 2000

oil on vellum

24 x 19 inches (61 x 48,3 cm) sheet
32 13/16 x 27 13/16 inches (83,3 x 70,6 cm) frame

SW 00244
Private Collection

a large group of girls stands behind a green railing

Kim Dingle
Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's (No I.D.), 2006
oil on vellum
76 x 96 inches (193 x 243,8 cm)
SW 07146

girls in chef's hats carry trays of pink and green cocktails

Kim Dingle
Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's (Watermelon Martinis), 2006
oil on vellum
76 x 120 inches (193 x 304,8 cm)
SW 07149
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Birthday), 2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152,4 x 121,9 cm)
SW 11423
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Untitled (Birthday), 2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152,4 x 121,9 cm)
SW 11423
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Stuffing Pinky, 2007
oil on canvas
triptych; 30 x 24 inches (76,2 x 61 cm) each
30 x 72 inches (76,2 x 182,8 cm) overall
SW 07437a-c
Private Collection

Kim Dingle
Stuffing Pinky, 2007
oil on canvas
triptych; 30 x 24 inches (76,2 x 61 cm) each
30 x 72 inches (76,2 x 182,8 cm) overall
SW 07437a-c
Private Collection

painting of a girl floating

Kim Dingle
Floater #9, 2009
oil on canvas
16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches (40,6 x 50,8 x 3,8 cm)
SW 20073

Kim Dingle

Floater #30, 2009

oil on canvas on aluminum stretchers

66 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (167,6 x 152,4 x 3,8 cm)

SW 20079

Kim Dingle

Floater #30, 2009

oil on canvas on aluminum stretchers

66 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (167,6 x 152,4 x 3,8 cm)

SW 20079

painting of a girl floating

Kim Dingle
Floater #8, 2009
oil on canvas
16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches (40,6 x 50,8 x 3,8 cm)
SW 20074
Private Collection

a girl in a dress balances on the top edge of two chairs while another girl sits at a table

Kim Dingle
What do you think?, 2012
oil on linen
84 x 72 inches (213,4 x 183 cm)
SW 12102

painting of a girl

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13391

painting with two girls in front of a yellow background

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13387

painting of a girl

Kim Dingle
Study for Lemon Tart, 2011
oil on polyester
14 x 11 inches (35,5 x 27,9 cm)
14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (36,5 x 28,8 cm) frame
SW 13401

portrait of two girls with one in a bright yellow dress

Kim Dingle
Untitled (not to worry), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17366

two cars on a road with palm tress in the background

Kim Dingle
Untitled (tragedy on interstate 15), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17373

painting of a girl holding a wiener dog

Kim Dingle
Untitled (my wiener), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17368

four young girls

Kim Dingle
Untitled (where did you get your shoes), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17370

portrait of a girl in a white dress

Kim Dingle
Untitled (portrait of the artist as a young girl without glasses), 2017
oil on Plexiglas, framed
51 x 41 x 2 1/2 inches (129,5 x 104 x 6,4 cm)
SW 17364
Private Collection