MFA 1982 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
BS 1979 Southern CT St University, New Haven, CT
Kim Tester is Chair of Fine Arts at Canterbury School, a private preparatory school in New Milford, CT. There she teaches grades 9-12. Courses range from Introduction to Studio Art to Advanced Placement portfolio classes. In addition to traditional art studies, many projects are based on self exploration and discovery through the study of emotions and color theory.
Kim was Adjunct Professor of Art at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury for almost twenty years. She has received several “Faculty Recognition Awards for Professional Excellence in the Arts” from WCSU. She has been a Guest Visiting Artist at the University of Dallas, Southern Connecticut State University, the University of Delaware, and Indiana University – Southeast. She was a Visiting Artist at Texas Tech University. The Southern Graphics Council National Conference at the University of South Florida-Tampa and the Mid America Print Conference, which took place at the University of Cincinnati, OH, had Kim present workshops demonstrating “Water-based Reductive Screenprinting”. Kim has participated in over 180 exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A selection includes University of Hawaii; Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo, Japan; California State University; Slater Museum, Norwich, CT; Duxbury Art Museum , MA; International Triennial of Graphic Art in the Republic of Macedonia; Prefectural Gallery , Kanagawa, Japan; and the University of Texas , Tyler, TX. Her prints and drawings are in public and private collections throughout the United States and in Japan.