Kim MacConnel is a seminal figure of the 1970's Pattern and Decoration Movement. Living in Southern California for over 46 years, MacConnel obtained both his BFA and MFA at the University of California San Diego. He started exhibiting at Holly Solomon Gallery, New York in 1975 and quickly received international attention, going on to show with dealers, Rudolph Zwirner, Bruno Bischofsberger, and Daniel Templon. His work was exhibited in the Whitney Biennial in 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1985; The Museum of Modern Art's An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, 1984; The 1984 Venice Biennale; and inSite 1992. In 2010, Kim MacConnel had a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego titled, Collection Applied Design. In 2012, Salomon Contemporary presented Kim MacConnel: Pleasure, a solo exhibition of his fabric work from the 1970's to present. The artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery is scheduled for May 2015.