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"Anytime I go somewhere I haven't been before, I usually see something new. It is this newness I then paint."


Professor of Art (Retired)

Department of Visual Arts

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

Kimble A. Bromley, originally from Iowa, has served as a visiting artist throughout the upper Midwest, Ecuador and Mexico. He has painted abroad in Cuba, Jamaica, Ecuador, and Mexico. Since moving to North Dakota in 1996, he has completed a number of series of paintings including: several landscape series of the North Dakota plains, works inspired by a residency in Chicago, paintings using discarded billboards, a group of duck paintings and drawings inspired by judging the ND High School Duck Stamp painting competition, a more introspective personal series of paintings around the theme of Moby-Dick, a series of paintings of his Minnesota pond and most recently, a series of paintings of Monet's pond in Giverny, France.

Kim is also known for his series of billiard ball paintings he was commissioned to paint for Fargo Billiards and Gastropub, the largest pool hall in the northern hemisphere. As a result, Kim continues to receive requests for commissions for billiard ball paintings.

As professor of art at North Dakota State University, Kim teaches painting ,drawing and art history. One component of his studio classes involves hypnotizing his students to assist them with their creativity. Kim’s interest in hypnosis has led him to research the significance of hypnosis on creativity. Kim and his co-researchers published “Hypnotic Enhancement of Creative Drawing” in the October 2007 issue of The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Kim offers CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOPS as a Creativity Consultant regionally, nationally and internationally.

Kim joined North Dakota State University as Coordinator of the Department of Visual Arts in 1996. Previously, he taught at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community College, DePaul University and Prairie State College.

Kim and his wife Gretchen live in their home, designed by Gretchen, by their pond just outside Pelican Rapids, MN. Besides his art and seeing something new on the pond everyday Kim is an avid pool player and motorcyclist.

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