Bruce Museum Artist-In-Residence

The Bruce Museum is thrilled to announce the selection of Kimberly Klauss as its inaugural Artist-in-Residence. With generous support provided by Art Bridges, this exciting initiative marks a significant milestone in the Museum's commitment to fostering creativity, supporting emerging talent, and engaging the community in meaningful artistic dialogues.

Kimberly Klauss will embark on a transformative nine-month residency at the Bruce Museum, where she will have the opportunity to delve into her craft, experiment with new ideas, and interact with the Museum's diverse audience. During the residency, Klauss will respond to the works Collage X Landscape by George Morrison and DNA: Sepia V by McArthur Binion (both on loan from Art Bridges’ permanent collection) through the lens of her own practice.

During the residency, Klauss will engage with the Museum's visitors through public events, workshops, and open studio sessions, offering a behind-the-scenes look at her artistic process. This direct interaction aims to demystify the creative process and strengthen the connection between the artist and the community.

To learn more about Klauss, please visit her website: If you would like more information about the Artist in Residence program at the Bruce Museum, please contact

About the Artist-in-Residence:

Kimberly Klauss is a painter formerly based in Munich.  She was born in the U.S. and spent time as a child in Japan, as well as most of her adult life in Germany. Her life experience as a foreigner has given rise to questions about the universal and singular experience of personhood, as well as the reliability of perception and portrayal.

Working from life and photographs and often with a limited palette, her oil paintings recall the fudging all parties bring to the act of viewing and portraying. Recently she has begun including print techniques in the paintings, a result of her time as an artist in residence at Villa Lena Foundation in Italy.

Kimberly’s work was introduced to a wider audience in 2017, when she was a finalist in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year (UK). She has since shown works in the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, with Young Space, and at Compton Verney Gallery, and has paintings held in the Soho House and Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collections.

About Art Bridges Foundation

Art Bridges Foundation is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has created and supported programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of more than 230 museums to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Permanent Collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Permanent Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. For more information, visit

Kimberly Klauss in the Bruce Studio

Kimberly Klauss, Artist-in-residence

Kimberly Klauss Artist Studio

Kimberly Klauss, Artist-in-residence
Artist Studio

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