Ms. Benoit was born in the province of Québec where she first found interest in art as a child and then began painting as a teenager. After high school Kim continued her studies in painting at C.E.G.E.P Vanier College, obtaining a D.E.C. of Fine Arts in 1987. In 1991, Kim graduated with Honours in Media Arts from Sheridan College in Ontario. Kim has worked in the television industry for the past 27 years as a Television Director while pursuing art and painting in her studio.
Ms. Benoit's most recent solo exhibition, "What Is Happiness" , held at Leslie Jones Restaurant in 2019/20, was a colourful exploration into the theme of happiness. go to the portfolio tab to see these and other past exhibitions' paintings.
“The French Collection” exhibition in 2019 presented paintings which were created at the prestigious Château d’Orquevaux Artist Residency in Champagne-Ardenne France. This exhibition, which was met with great success, was held in April at CABINET Showroom in Toronto. Kim has a partnership with CABINET where she has produced most of her exhibitions and has presented in both of CABINET’s locations in the Historic Distillery District and the Designers Walk of Toronto.
Previous exhibitions held at CABINET include a solo show called “Two Sides” in 2016, a duo exhibition called “France Here We Come” in 2013, and a group exhibit called “Mexican Palette” in 2012 .
In 2014 Kim exhibited in public libraries including the Toronto Public Library and the Greenfield Park Public Library in Quebec. In the latter she presented a family group show called “Sans limites: Trio Benoit”, exhibiting with Her Father Robert Benoit and Aunt Lorraine Benoit.
Kim has painted for various charities including a women’s shelter in Halifax, an AIDS awareness event in Toronto, and local charities but dedicates her artistic efforts to the cause of Mental Health Awareness.
Ms. Benoit currently resides in Scarborough Ontario where she is a member of The Art Guild of Scarborough.
Her work can be seen at kimbenoitart.com