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Kim Dingle - Artists - Sperone Westwater

Priss, 1994

Born in 1951 in Pomona, California, Kim Dingle lives and works in Los Angeles. She spent her teens in Las Vegas where she began her 9-year career managing trade bookstores, which ultimately led her back to California. She left corporate retail management to take up house painting on an all-female crew while attending California State University, Los Angeles at age 27. To escape the drudgery of house painting, she applied to the Claremont Graduate School where she earned a Master of Fine Arts (1990). Dingle, having her first mainstream gallery show in Los Angeles on her 40th birthday, inspired Peter Schjeldahl to tag her a “late bloomer.” Early solo exhibitions of her work were presented at institutions including California State University, Los Angeles (1991); Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (1995-96); and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1996). Dingle was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and her work appeared in the group exhibition “Sunshine and Noir: Art in L. A., 1960-1997,” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1997), which traveled to major institutions in Europe and the United States. Mid-career, Dingle, with partner Aude Charles, for no particular reason, opened and personally ran Fatty’s & Co., a full-service fine dining vegetarian restaurant in the middle of Dingle’s studio in Los Angeles. Though the artist has described the 13 year-long experience as a nightmare, she also considers it an enormous inspiration for her paintings. Following the sale of the restaurant, she opened “Wine Bar for Children” at Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles (2013-14) (and was never arrested). Recently, her work was included in “Women Painting Women” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2022). 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, 2018, and 2023.

 

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Girl in white frilly dress and black mary janes, standing proudly with her left hand on her hip and right arm in front of her.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 8, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22387

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Girl in white frilly dress and black mary janes against a blue backdrop, with her hands around her head and feet crossed in front of her.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 10, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22389

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Girl in frilly white dress and black mary janes mid-jump against a blue backdrop.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 16, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22395

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Girl with black glasses in a white frilly dress with a black belt and white socks and black mary janes stands on one foot with other leg lifted against a light blue backdrop. Her right hand is raised to her head and her left hand is holding the hem of her dress.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 1, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22380

Inquire
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
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
Private Collection

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

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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

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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

Girl in white frilly dress and black mary janes, standing proudly with her left hand on her hip and right arm in front of her.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 8, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22387

Girl in white frilly dress and black mary janes against a blue backdrop, with her hands around her head and feet crossed in front of her.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 10, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22389

Girl in frilly white dress and black mary janes mid-jump against a blue backdrop.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 16, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22395

Girl with black glasses in a white frilly dress with a black belt and white socks and black mary janes stands on one foot with other leg lifted against a light blue backdrop. Her right hand is raised to her head and her left hand is holding the hem of her dress.

Kim Dingle
Blue Lemon 1, 2022
oil on acrylic in powder coated aluminum frame
36 x 30 inches (91,4 x 76,2 cm)
36 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (92,1 x 76,8 cm) frame
SW 22380

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
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
Private Collection

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