Kim Anderson completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy in 2003, and in 2007 was awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Fine Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland, one of the top-ranking arts institutions in the UK. Since then she has exhibited extensively and undertaken a number of residencies around the world including an Australia Council International Studio Residency at the British School at Rome, Australia House in Echigo-Tsumari, Japan, Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland, Murray’s Cottage in Hill End, New South Wales, the University of Tasmania and Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston, and The Art Vault, Mildura. In 2016 she undertook a 3-month residency at DRAWinternational in Caylus, France, which was supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Copyright Agency, and Creative Partnerships Australia.
In 2010 Anderson received an Australia Council ArtStart Grant, and has been a finalist in numerous awards including the Paul Guest Award, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, and the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award. She has created projects supported by Regional Arts Victoria and the Moreland City Council, and in 2015 collaborated with digital/sound artist Pezaloom to create a major photographic project about Parkinson’s Disease supported by Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne. Her most recent project was The Space Between, a visual/sound installation at the inaugural White Night Ballarat.
Professional activities include a curatorial internship with Deveron Arts (a socially-engaged contemporary arts organisation in Scotland), and as a committee member of artist-run gallery Space 22 in Ballarat. In 2014 Anderson was curator of Skin Gallery in Melbourne, an initiative between Arts Access Victoria and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc., where she presented exhibitions by artists living with disability. Currently, she am an Associate to the Board of the Ballarat Arts Foundation on their Grants Committee, assisting talented emerging artists to pursue a career in the arts.