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Night Swim

Limited edition of 50, 2018
Archival pigment print

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist

20.00 x 16.00 in
50.80 x 40.64 cm

  • Unframed work ships within 5 business days.
  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
  • International customers are responsible for applicable duties and taxes.
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About the Work

Tension, disconnect, joy, pleasure. Are they not one in the same, navigating and traversing the cross-fields of human intimacy in powerful surges? In Kimia Ferdowsi Kline's body of work, she sensitively tackles the vast notion of intimacy, with its repercussions and results manifesting her painterly images that pair degrees of physical proximity with the spectrum of psychological distance. Kline often depicts her subjects amidst interaction with the outside world; landscapes serving as metaphor for the rich internal psychological landscapes that cannot always communicate as immediately and with such poignant fervor as the salty brush of a submerging wave. Technically, Kline retains an efficient system of mark-making that strips down both the surface and the content to their essence, speaking to the universality of human experience. In Night Swim, two female figures become one with the night. Subsumed by twilit darkness, their fragile lines cement stoically together in an underwater embrace that is simultaneously devoid and charged with narrative meaning

Artist Biography

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco), Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and Quirk Gallery (Richmond, VA), as well as a two person exhibition with Farshad Farzankia at 68 Projects (Berlin, Germany). Selected group shows include Ceysson & Bénétière (Luxembourg), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Field Projects (New York, NY), The Drawing Center (New York, NY) and 68 Projects (Berlin, Germany). Kline received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and her BFA from Washington University in 2008. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing