Ingrid Maria Pimsner
b. 1986
Instagram @IngridPimsner
Twitter @bemydarbycrash

Ingrid Maria Pimsner is a painter, arts writer, and educator. Her representational oil paintings depict the people, places and things that are closest to her.

She is also the founder and current director of The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, an artist residency overlooking the Black Sea in the coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. In addition, she co-curates the Archive Space Project , a curatorial project founded by Annie Daley in 2010 and originally located in the Crane Arts building in Philadelphia, PA.


MA in Critical Studies
Post Baccalaureate in Fine Arts
Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD.

BA in Double Major, Fine Arts and Political Science
University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

Landscape Painting, Figure Painting, Figure Drawing
International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Umbria, Italy.

Economics & Marketing Certificate
Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Kultur. Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany.


The Vermont Studio Center’s Joan Mitchell Memorial Fellowship
Alexander Rutsch Painting Award Finalist
Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Research Development Grant
Juror’s Award, Circle Gallery
Maryland Institute College of Art Critical Studies Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art Post Baccalaureate Scholarship
Kelly Foundation Scholarship in Fine Arts


“On Ingrid Pimsner’s ‘Me and Spencer'” by Loren Hunt, 2015.

“Review of MFA Circle Gallery, Bmore Art.” by Anna Fine-foer, 2012.

“Where is your Sting: You said you love me… I trust you.” by Hanna Kim, 2012.


2013 Ingrid Pimsner: Selected Paintings. Liz Afif Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

2015 Sexy Person(s). Crane Arts Archive Space. Philadelphia, PA
2013 Material Witness. Dalton Gallery. Decatur, GA
2013 Plein Air. Liz Afif Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2013 30 Rooms. Six Summit Gallery. Chelsea, NY
2013 Salon Show 2013. Greenpoint Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2013 Story Book Poem, Curated by Alan Siggers. West North Fifth Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2012 Strokes of Genius, Juror’s Award. Curated by Stephen Doherty. Circle Gallery. Annapolis, MD
2012 You Said You Loved Me, Why Did You Try To Kill Me? Red Hook Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2012 You Said You Loved Me, Why Did You Try To Kill Me? Cycle Studios Philadelphia, PA
2011 Under Construction. Fox 3 Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2011 Big Pointy Teeth Space 500. Baltimore, MD
2010 First Friday at the Cavalcades Moms Cavalcade Studios. Philadelphia, PA
2010 Concrete, et cetera. VWVOFFKA Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2008 Psychedelphia. The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA
2008 Thesis Show. Arthur Ross Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2007 Selected Works. Galleria ISA. Perugia, Italy
2007 Jazz. Fox Gallery. Philadelphia, PA


Suede Magazine
Penn Review
Cover of Kedma


Pimsner, Ingrid. “Alexandra Croitoru: Between 00 and 30: A Review,” Art and Digitalitate, Revista-ARTA #38-39, 2019.

Pimsner, Ingrid. “A Speculative Conversation,” The St. Clair, 2015.

Pimsner, Ingrid. “Looking and Seeing Humanoid Boogy- 58 Drawings,” Catalog essay for Humanoid Boogy: The Work of William S. Dutterer, an exhibition curated by Caitlin Tucker-Melvin. In partnership with the Estate of William S. Dutterer and the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, 2014.

Pimsner, Ingrid. “The Still Life Effect,” Philomel, Fall 2013.

Pimsner, Ingrid. “Kityi Wong: It Takes Hundreds of Rebirths,” Article in catalogue accompanying EXCHANGE. Curated by Hyejung Jang at School 33, 2013.

Houston, Kerr. “‘Apt to call barbarous’: Stylistic Debates Involving Artwriting,” Coauthored with Ingrid Pimsner. The Vocabula Review, 2013.

Pimsner, Ingrid. “Ambiguous Flower Power: Polly Abfelbaum at Locks Gallery,” The Artblog: Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof, 2007.


History of Graphic Design, Northeastern University 2023
History of Graphic Design, Emmanuel College 2016