Born and raised in Texas, Kim Cadmus Owens moved to Dallas in 2006 after having lived on both the East and West Coasts as well as Japan. She received her MFA in Art from Towson University near Baltimore, Maryland, and her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California.
The daughter of an engineer and a painter she has turned her innate interest in structure and space into works which negotiate place and our experience of it. In 1998 the incorporation of digital processes enabled her to create works tied directly to our contemporary modus operandi. Her studio practice includes paintings, drawings, prints and installations.
Owens' work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Crystal Bridges Museum, Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Islip Art Museum in New York as well as numerous galleries. Her work has been featured in the book Texas Artists Today published by Marquand Press, New American Paintings #102 and #78, and reviewed in various publications including ARTnews.
Owens works on a variety of projects related to her varied interests and involving her community and environment. She has created art and designs as Station Artist for the DART Light Rail Orange Line station at the Las Colinas Urban Center.
She often works with Lilco on a variety of projects with her Partner Lily Smith-Kirkley
Kim Cadmus Owens resides in Dallas and is Associate Professor of Art in Painting at the University of Dallas.