Lives and works in London, Ontario
Kim Neudorf (they/he) is a trans, nonbinary, neurodivergent artist and writer based in London, Ontario. Their writing and paintings explore themes of resilience, healing, and survival, while seeking to undo easy legibility in order to honor the daily, more complicated modes of visibility and existence. Neudorf completed their BFA from Alberta University of the Arts in 2005 and their MFA from Western University in 2012. Guided by constraint-based processes, autobiographical ephemera, and dream logic, Neudorf seeks to visualize the gestures, energies, and modes of visibility beneath and beyond narratives of trauma and survival. Their work is informed by queer, trans and nonbinary theory and poetics which look to gaps in language and archives, daily rituals of rest and care, and nonnormative forms of embodiment and community as a practice of moving and being in the world. Through visual research, Neudorf excavates literary and cinematic moments of sublimated energy and emotional states as expressed through unconscious gestures, daily rituals, and physical surroundings. Collage and painting processes then reorient these energies beyond symbolic binaries and towards figural and material relationships where form and content, aware of and affected by each other, co-exist in a space of mutable relationality.