Kim Corpany – Bronze Horse Sculptures and Paintings

Kim Corpany - Bronze Horse SculpturesKim Corpany grew up on the backs of her family’s horses in Morgan, Utah where she showed her horses in 4-H. Her mother is an artist and art teacher, so to keep Kim out of trouble and quiet in church and other meetings she would give her daughter pencils and paper to draw on. Being a horse crazy girl from the start, Kim’s life as well as her artwork has nearly always revolved around horses.

Kim graduated from Morgan High School where she was Sterling Scholar in art.  She went on to earn an AS degree from Weber State University and then a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University. She studied landscape painting at the Jackson Hole Artist’s Academy under the direction of Jim Wilcox.  Kim has also studied oil painting with Tom Browning at Scottsdale Artists School.

She attended Scottsdale Artist’s School where she studied horse anatomy and sculpture from CA sculptor Mehl Lawson. This class launched Kim’s career in bronze sculpture and sculpting bronze horses. She has also continued her learning by learning horse psychology, anatomy, and training from reining horse trainer Vaughn Knudsen. Kim enjoys training and showing her own horses in NRHA reining competitions and AQHA and APHA horse shows.

Kim has worked in concert with sculptor and bronze foundry owner Stan Watts and his foundry Atlas Bronze Casting to create numerous bronze monuments and statues worldwide including a bronze statue of George Washington on his half-Arabian stallion, Blueskin which is located at Freedoms Foundation , Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Kim’s most recent monument is a 1 and 1/2 life-size monument of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayan galloping on his Arabian mare. Kim and her team traveled to Abu Dhabi for 20 days where they assembled and patina-ed the bronze sculpture prior to installing it at the entrance to
the Al Forsan Shooting Sports Resort. The monument was of such size that after assembling it in the foundry in the USA, the sculpture had to then be cut into sections and crated so that it could be air freighted to Abu Dhabi. The entire project was quite an exhausting adventure which had to be completed in 8 months from small conceptual marquette to finished and installed monument.

Kim Corpany’s horse sculptures are so life like that they draw the viewer in, waiting to see the bronze horse breathe, twitch an ear, and continue forward as it takes its next stride. Her bronze horse sculptures capture the spirit and essence of the horse. The bronze horse portrait statues accurately portray the anatomy and physical presence of the horse as well as capturing the
personality and charisma of the horse in bronze sculpture.

Watch the Video Below to see more Bronze Sculptures by Kim Corpany.

Artist’s Statement:
In great horsemanship there is a connection between horse and human that can be found in the best of every riding discipline.
I seek to honor that connection through my bronze sculptures and paintings.
Every horse has a story to tell. I have the opportunity to help them to tell their stories in a permanent form.


 

Selected Exhibitions and Awards:

  • Americas Horse in Art ¡V AQHA invitation show and sale 2013 – Amarillo, TX
  • Cowgirl Up! Invitational Art Show and Sale 2011 – Wickenburg, AZ
  • Traces of the West Invitational Art Show and Sale 2003 through 2010 – Ogden, UT
    • First Place Sculpture – Won 3 years
    • People’s Choice Award
  • Zions Bank Invitational Art Show and Sale 2006 through 2009

Selected Collections:

  • Walter and Joan Mondale – “Seabiscuit –  “Final Victory¨ Bronze Sculpture
  • Al Dunning, AZ  – “Expensive Hobby¨ – Oil Painting
  • Weber State University, UT – “Shadow¨ –  Woodcut print
  • Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation, CA
          • Seabiscuit – Final Victory
          • Morning Workout  – Seabiscuit and George Woolf
  • Col. Mike Howard, OR – Seabiscuit – Final Victory – Bronze Sculpture
  • Laura Hillenbrand – Morning Workout – Seabiscuit & George Woolf – Bronze Sculpture
  • Green Valley Ranch, TX – “Calm As A Summers Morning¨  – Bronze Sculpture
  • National Lupus Foundation – “Canis Lupus¨  – Bronze Sculpture
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival , UT  – Barbara Adams Memorial & Bronze bas relief sculpture
  • Dr. Doug Israelsen, AZ – Collection of 7 Western Oil Paintings
  • James Clarke, UT – Collection of 6 Western Oil Paintings
  • Cornelia Gantner, Switzerland – “Calm As A Summers Morning¨  – Bronze Sculpture
  • John Bilverstone, UK – “Seabiscuit – Final Victory¨ Bronze Sculpture
  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, UAE – “Al Forsan¨ – Bronze Sculpture

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