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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Kim Covell Maurer

Home County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio United States
Website: kimcovellmaurer



Kim is a Columbus based artist and educator working primarily in the medium of encaustic -a wax based process originating from ancient Greece. Her fascination with encaustics lies in its luminosity, translucence, unpredictability, and stubborn independence; it demands a high amount of physical labor and work that she deeply embraces.

Kim received her BA from the Ohio State University and her MA from the Art Academy in Cincinnati. She has shown locally and in Athens, Cincinnati, and Chicago.  She was awarded a Vermont Studio Center artist residency and the Ohio Art League’s Gateway to the Arts solo exhibition for the John Glenn International Airport  fine art gallery.

When not in the studio or teaching, she prefers a hike in the woods and looking at the sky.

Artist Statement


I love how wax covers up; it both obscures and reveals and makes the viewer unsure, yet familiar, of what is there.

I layer wax and carve it, pour it, incise it, color it, torch it and texture it over diminishing sources like maps and build up and create my own navigational systems. I re-chart daily and special treks from above views looking down and ground views looking up and re-imagine the shapes of the earth and the sky.

The ancient Greeks used wax to protect decorative images on the hulls of ships before embarking on journeys and navigating the seas by looking up at the stars.


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