Kim Cardoso was born near Baltimore in 1969 and raised along the East Coast. She studied art and psychology then worked as a metalsmith, showing in galleries and fine stores. In the mid 1990’s she had an inexplicable calling and moved to San Francisco to become a midwife. In 2013 Kim returned to art and began exhibiting her paintings. With translucent wax and pigment in layers of color, line, or small ephemera, Kim paints to create a space of peace. She lives and paints in Oakland, CA in a three story ranch and continues to work in community health.



Metamorphosis, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ    October 1- November 14, 2021
Jurors Susan Stover and Lisa Pressman

Hope, Roaring Artist Gallery   September 1- October 31, 2021
Jurors Marissa Huber and Heather Kirtland

Business Card Art Show, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT 2021

Global Warming is REAL, Museum of Encaustic Art, Cerrillos, NM  2021

Local Inspiration, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA  2021
Juror and curator Natasha Boas, Ph.D

In Flawed Abundance, International Encaustic Artists, New Art Center, Newton, MA 2017
Juror Miles Conrad, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

Annual Trunk Show, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 2016

Our Town Juried Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 2016
Juror Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

Third Annual Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA  2016
Jurors Rachel Jans, SFMOMA and Christina Linden, Oakland Museum of California

Humboldt Arts Council five X seven Exhibition & Art Splurge, Anderson Gallery of the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 2016

Solo Show, Chowhaus, Oakland, CA 2015

Collect! Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 2015

Shelter, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2014
Juror Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco

Beauty is Strangely Familiar, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD  1995

the elements, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1994

Silver Anniversary Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT 1993

Invitational Group Show, Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD 1993

City Visions, Harborplace & the Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1992


University of California, San Francisco, MS, Nurse Midwife & Nurse Practitioner  1998

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. BA in Art & Psychology  1991

School for International Training, Kenya- Coastal Studies Program  1991


Mendicino Art Center. Encaustic Intensive with Sue Stover 2013

Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA. Scribble Lace 2006

Esalen, Writing Poems with Sue Wheeler 2004

Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco. Ceramics 1999-2001

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD. Monotype 1993

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.  Enamelling, 1992


Founding Member, Resurgam Cooperative Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1992- 95

Craft exhibit Co-chair & Juror, Read Street Festival, Baltimore, MD  1993

Photojournalist, Art In Progress,Baltimore, MD  1992-93

Art Instructor, Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation, Westminster, MD  1989-91

Student Director, Gallery One, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD  1989-90

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