Kim Gromoll (b. 1994 in Cologne, Germany) is a visual artist who lives & works in Maastricht (NL).
She moved to Maastricht at the age of 19 after she fell in love with the city. In 2015 her path led her to the art academy. She graduated with a BA Fine Arts in 2019. For her graduation works (Feathers, Stones, Flower & Wheatgrass) Gromoll was awarded with the Henriette Hustinx Prize.
At the end of 2019 she visited the country Indonesia for the duration of one month. The encountered culture and their belief systems as well as worship of gods & higher forces struck her. This was the starting point to investigate spirituality and the fundamental questions of life that kept her captivated since early childhood.
In 2020 after witnessing her father having multiple strokes within a few days, she was challenged with mortality and the fear of loss again. At the age of 11 she experienced a similar fear after her parents broke up and her life was split in two parts. Just like many, she was born into the belief and concept of the western world to fear death. After confronting herself with that fear, Gromoll was driven to find answers once again. She dove into subjects such as afterlife, death experiences, remembering past lives and spirit mediums. Also metaphysics and quantum philosophy gave her a deeper understanding and different personal belief on the matter. Especially her artworks created during 2020 & 2021 are moving within the topics of mortality, death & transformation (Cocoon, A Birds Universe, …).
In 2022 Gromolls awareness and practice is shifting and transitioning towards a more profound approach. The question of our fundamental nature and essence.