Kimble A. Bromley

Professor of Painting and Drawing


Office: Renaissance Hall 324D  

Phone: (701) 231-7824



M.F.A., Southern Illinois University

M.A., University of Northern Iowa B.A., Buena Vista College


Kimble A. Bromley has served as a visiting artist throughout the upper Midwest, Ecuador and Mexico.  He has painted abroad in Cuba, Jamaica, Ecuador, and Mexico.  His work has been supported by grants from Kellogg, Teagle/Bell South, and Partners of the Americas and exhibited internationally, nationally, and regionally.

As Professor of art at North Dakota State University, Bromley teaches painting and drawing.  One component of his studio classes involves hypnotizing his students to assist them with their creativity.  Bromley's interest in hypnosis has led him to research the significance of hypnosis on creativity. Bromley and his co-researchers published "Hypnotic Enhancement of Creative Drawing" in The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Bromley joined North Dakota State University in 1996. Previously, he taught at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community College, DePaul University, Prairie State College, and Southern Illinois University.


Ask Me

Who are your role models or inspiring folks?

frje echeveria, graduate school mentor, Jenny Saville, Richard Diebenkorn, Cy Twombly plus a host of other master artists I look at.


Outside of art and desire fields, what inspires you?

Riding my motorcycle through Minnesota Lake country, the creativity it takes to be a good pool player and color in general.


What do you wish you had known when you started out as a student/in this field?

How much writing would be involved. I would have taken writing much more seriously as an undergrad if I had realized there is a lot of writing as a visual artist.


What was your most memorable meal?

A chicken dish I ate at a cafe in Giverny, France.


In your office, you can only have three things, one book, one tool, and one picture. What would they be and why?

MOBY-DICK. Each time I read it I discover something new.  A Sharpie because it will draw on anything.  A late self-portrait by Rembrandt because he does it all!  As Gombrich said, he looks straight into the human heart.  And he does that with paint.


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