kim markel

Based in the Hudson Valley, Kim's studio is driven by curiosity and the desire to create interesting objects through reimagining discarded materials. While rooted in sculpture, her practice explores a range of experimental techniques and materials.

Before beginning her studio work in 2016, she developed public policy at the city, state, and federal levels. She holds bachelor and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

Select Awards

2017 Dwell Young Guns in Design
2016 Interior Design Best of Year Award
2016 ICFF Best of Seating Award
2016 Rado Star Prize for Innovation

Select Exhibits & Shows

Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future, Birmingham Art Museum, Aug 2019
Rethinking Plastic, yksi expo, Eindhoven, June 2019
Re:Plastic, Parsons School of Design, NYC, April 2019
Mill Collective, High Point, NC, March 2019
This is not a chair / Ceci n'est pas une chaise, High Point, NC, Oct 2018
Plasticscene, London Design Festival, London, Sept 2018
Sight Unseen Offsite, NYC, May 2018
Architectural Digest w/ Kin & Co, March 2017
NADA Art Fair, NYC, March 2017
Trascendental Functionalism, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY, Dec 2017
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Design, Toyama, Japan, Nov 2017
Salvage Lab, NYC, May 2017
Sight Unseen Selects, NYC, May 2017
Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, March 2017
Architectural Digest Design Show Panel “Master Makers”, NYC, April 2017
Wanted Design, NYC, May 2016
AMDC Growth, NYC, May 2016
Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, March 2016