Kim-Lee Kho is an actively exhibiting multidisciplinary Canadian artist and recovering graphic designer/art director. As a teacher, speaker and consultant, she leads people on adventures in art. Kho was recently elected a member in The Red Head Gallery collective at the landmark 401 Richmond arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto.
With roots in drawing and painting, Kho also works in photo-based sculpture, acrylic skins, digital mixed media, photo- and drawing-based textiles, and more, always with a painterly eye, looking for surprising pairings of form and idea while never taking materials for granted. Her thematic interests include: barriers, confinement, identity, vulnerability, empathy and migration.
Located in Peel Region, (part of the Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada, Kho has participated in exhibitions, residencies and mentorships in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and BC, including at: Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art (RICA) in Guelph ON, You Me Gallery in Hamilton ON, the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga ON; Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam BC, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby BC; and as part of a two-year travelling exhibition for the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in Alberta.
Kho was a feature artist in both the 2016 and 2018 In Situ multi-arts festivals, with large scale installations in multiple media and live drawing performances, held at an old factory building in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2015 she had her first solo show at a public art gallery, creating a multi-layered installation for the XIT-RM space at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in drawing, video, textile and sculpture.
January 12–March 17, 2019 Kho is scheduled to appear in the group show in Rock, Paper Scissors at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. March 9–21 is the first of her two solo shows, starting at Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery in Scarborough, Ontario, followed by her debut exhibition (of different but related work) at The Red Head Gallery in downtown Toronto October 30–November 23.
Kho has been awarded numerous grants by the Ontario Arts Council, including an Emerging Visual Artists grant (for the creation of new work) in 2013 and most recently for the Chains Unlinked exhibition in 2015.
A popular and articulate instructor, Kho teaches in various programs at the Haliburton School of Art + Design, (part of Fleming College), at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke and at Visual Arts Mississauga. She also teaches workshops, gives talks and live demonstrations, critiques and juries exhibitions at the invitation of numerous community art groups in Ontario.