Research & Scholarship
Material culture of Spain and Latin America
Hispanic folk art of New Mexico
Indigenous arts of the Americas
20th Century Spanish Literature
Pueblo pottery of New Mexico
Since her arrival to Regis, Kimberly's research has produced presentations and publications that explore the semiotics of the traditional arts of the American Southwest and Spain. Her degree in Interior Design combined with her interest in the artistic production of contemporary Spain have led her to investigate the recent phenomenon of the iconic wineries of Spain designed by widely renowned architects. Kim’s research has taken her to Spain on numerous occasions and she has led student groups to Spain and Mexico. Recent professional and personal trips to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru have also informed her awareness of the cultural aesthetics of the Hispanic world.
This project considers the phenomenon of the production of wineries of exceptional architectural interest in Spain today from a broad cultural perspective in terms of how the architecture acknowledges and symbolically resolves the historical tension between tradition and innovation characteristic of the past two centuries of Spain’s history.