About Kim Knoll

Kim feels alive and at peace exploring the land around us. Her connection with nature comes from a love for the outdoors and has become her main source of inspiration.


Being surrounded by the buzz of city life makes me seek out calm and stillness through painting. My work is an abstract interpretation of memories and moments from my time spent in nature exploring lakes, mountains, forests and coastlines through hiking and camping. Working with watercolors, ink, acrylic, and graphite, I paint from memory, thinking of specific sights or feelings to inform and guide each concept. Inspired by landscapes and influenced by minimalism, I seek to bring the outdoors in, in a beautiful, simple and unexpected way.


Chicago-based artist Kim Knoll was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. She moved to the city in 2006 and has been living there ever since. Her days are split between painting and working alongside her husband at Knoed, their graphic design studio. It wasn't until 2016 when she picked up a paintbrush for the first time, but only to experiment with watercolors for a client project. She fell in love with the medium and began exploring it as a personal project. Soon after sharing her paintings on Instagram, her work sold out. After seeing a demand for her art, she learned how to make prints and began selling both originals and prints to homeowners, interior designers and art consultants. Now Kim works with over 20 art consulting firms and interior design studios to produce commissioned paintings and prints for homes, hotels and public spaces. Her most notable work can be found in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Four Seasons Hotels, The Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, Hyatt Regency Hotels, 7 For All Mankind (Milan and Berlin), Celebrity Edge and Norwegian Sky cruise ships, and The Spells Deck produced by Chronicle Books. See Kim’s most recent paintings and adventures on Instagram.


2003, BFA in Visual Communications, Northern Illinois University

Solo Exhibitions
2019, Jun 26-Aug 26, Neighborly, Chicago, IL
2018, Nov 16-18, The Martin, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions
2018, Aug 28-Oct 19, Invitational Alumni Exhibition, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

Selected Commissions
2020, The Ritz-Carlton, Yacht Collection
2019, 7 For All Mankind, Milan Flagship Store
2018, Chronicle Books, The Spells Deck

Selected Features
The Ritz-Carlton Evrima Yacht
Four Seasons Jackson Hole, WY
Four Seasons Vail, CO
Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, NV
7 for all Mankind Milan Flagship Store, Italy
7 for all Mankind Berlin Store, Germany
Norwegian Sky Cruise Ship
Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship
Capitol Tower, Singapore
Chateau Elan Winery + Resort, GA
Addison Reserve Country Club, FL
Sino-Ocean Hangzhou Kempinkski Hotel, China
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, OR
Westin Kierland Suites Scottsdale, AZ
Whitley Hotel Suites Atlanta, GA
Hyatt Regency Stonebriar, TX
Hyatt Regency Deerfield, IL

Partnerships / Representation
Chairish Artist Collective
Prime 8 Art League
Soho Myriad Art Consulting
DAC Art Consulting
VISTO Images
Kevin Barry Fine Art