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Karey Kessler
updated: 02/04/2014
website: www.kareykessler.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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First There is Order, or Disorder, or Both
Cosmic Sea
A Place (meant to be forgotten)
All This Time
Illuminated
disintegration
acceptance
HERE
The Expansive Sea
space (without end)
other country
(there was once a map to all of this)
the modern world
The Western Coast
Behind the Breeze
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, diagrammatic, landscape, memory, psychological, spiritual, urban, language, text, mapping
 
 
First There is Order, or Disorder, or Both by Karey Kessler
First There is Order, or Disorder, or Both
gouache on Chinese calligraphy paper
2012
9 " x  30 " 
Cosmic Sea by Karey Kessler
Cosmic Sea
gouache on Chinese calligraphy paper
2012
9 " x  30 " 
A Place (meant to be forgotten) by Karey Kessler
A Place (meant to be forgotten)
gouache on Chinese calligraphy paper
2012
9 " x  30 " 
All This Time by Karey Kessler
All This Time
guache and ink on paper
2012
8 " x  8 " 
Illuminated by Karey Kessler
Illuminated
guache and ink on paper
2012
8 " x  8 " 
disintegration by Karey Kessler
disintegration
guache and ink on paper
2012
8 " x  8 " 
acceptance by Karey Kessler
acceptance
guache and ink on paper
2012
8 " x  8 98 " 
HERE by Karey Kessler
HERE
gouache and ink on paper
2007
20 " x  26 " 
The Expansive Sea by Karey Kessler
The Expansive Sea
gouache and ink on paper
2007
20" x  26" 
space (without end) by Karey Kessler
space (without end)
guache and ink on paper
2007
20 " x  26 " 
other country by Karey Kessler
other country
gouache and ink on rice paper
2009
6" x  6" 
(there was once a map to all of this) by Karey Kessler
(there was once a map to all of this)
gouache and ink on rice paper
2013
14" x  16" 
the modern world by Karey Kessler
the modern world
ink on rice paper
2009
6 " x  6 " 
The Western Coast by Karey Kessler
The Western Coast
ink on rice paper
2009
6 " x  6 " 
Behind the Breeze by Karey Kessler
Behind the Breeze
ink on rice paper
2009
6" x  6" 

Artist Statement

 I create imaginary maps. These maps, as opposed to cityscapes or landscape paintings, give me the freedom to depict more than what can be seen — a network of memories, landscapes and mystical places. I depict cities and suburbs, valleys and mountains, and also places that are wordless, outside of time, and poetic.

I chart borders and boundaries — physical and metaphorical boundaries between the cosmos and the earth, between cities and forests, and between thoughts and reality. My maps reveal the gaps between data, statistics, and territory, gaps that can be filled with the emotions, memories and thoughts that a place, space, or time evokes.  

Artist Bio / CV

education                                                                                        

2001 MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts                    

1996 BA, University of Pennsylvania

 

residencies and awards                                                       

2006 Small Projects Grant, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities                                                                             

2004 Vermont Studio Center

 

selected art exhibitions                                                       

2013 “Are We Where Yet?”, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY       

2012 (e)merge, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington DC       

scape, VisArts, Rockville, MD                                                

2011 You Aren’t Here: Artists’ Maps of Personal Spaces, Paper Hammer Gallery, Seattle WA                                            

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY                                                 

2010 Nowhere: Selections from the Archives of the Hand Drawn Map Assoc., Arcadia University, Glenside, PA                      

Color System, Color Strategy, U of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX                                                                                             

The Map as Art, Christopher Henry Gallery, NY, NY              

2009 All Over The Map, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI                                                                       

2008 all nearness pauses, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA                                                                                        

Attitudes and Longitudes, Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC  Cardinal Points: The Relationship Between Art and Maps, The Park School, Baltimore, MD                                                      

2007 You Are Here: Maps Re-Defined, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA                                                                           

2006 Personal Geographies: Contemporary Artists Make Maps, Hunter College, NY, NY                                                          

Heart of DC: The John A. Wilson Building City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC                                                 

Janus, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD                            

2005 The Fleeting Instant of Now, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC                                                                                  

Boundaries, The Union Gallery, U of Maryland, College Park, MD unlocked, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Annandale, VA            

FarFlung, Anne Fisher Gallery, Georgetown, DC             

radius250, artspace@plant zero, Richmond, VA                 

Strictly Painting 5, Mclean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA  

 

selected publications and reviews                                     

2011 The Seattle Times, “Seattle exhibitions cover strange terrain,” Michael Upchurch, Oct. 21, 2011                              

2010 From Here to There: A Curious Collection From the Hand Drawn Map Association (Princeton Architectural Press)         

The New York Times, “Maps for Navigating to a New Perspective,” Sylviane Gold, Dec. 3, 2010                             

2009 The Map As Art, by Kitty Harmon (Princeton Architectural Press)