Larry McKim earned his BFA in painting at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1976 and his MFA in mixed media at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 1980. His freelance experience and professional experience is extensive since he came onto the art scene in 1975. Special achievements include multiple Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mini-grants from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
In his work, McKim draws inspiration from the great Modernists painters and seeks to “give space a voice”. Soft, organic shapes overlap across his compositions. A playful banter takes place between areas of color, calling to question the relativity of foreground and background if any is meant to exist at all. Color and form are reminiscent of aerial views. Essentially, McKim’s paintings give his viewers wings, enabling them to bridge gaps in time and space. A dream come true.