• Abstraction Haiku

    Abstraction Haiku

    My work is included in "The Abstraction Haiku" at the Tacoma Art Museum.
    "The title, “The Abstraction Haiku” centers on an idea of abstraction as haiku, which points to the intentional use of paired visual dichotomies as a way of focusing on a brief moment in time; a use of provocative, colorful images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination."
    Participating Artists: Deanne Belinoff, Anna Macrae, Audrey Tulimiero Welch, Dede Falcone, Angela Wales, Karey Kessler, and Teresa Getty.
    Exhibition runs from April 5th - June 30th, 2019

  • Tacoma Tollbooth Gallery

    Tacoma Tollbooth Gallery

    I have a temporary public art installation, "once, there was WILDERNESS here" on the Tollbooth Gallery in Tacoma (near the corner of Broadway and South 11th), sponsored by Spaceworks Tacoma. The installation is on view from April-July 2019.

    Thank you Spaceworks Tacoma for giving me this opportunity and Fast Signs for fabrication!

  • Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

    Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

    A Portable Homeland is on view in the exhibition Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum from February 3- May 5, 2019

  • between Place and Thought, shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

    between Place and Thought, shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

    between Place and Thought opens at shift gallery, during Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk, February 7th, 5 - 8 p.m.
    The show runs from February 3 - March 2, 2019.
    Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 12 - 5 p.m. or by appointment.

  • Invisible Structures at Front Seat and online

     Invisible Structures at Front Seat and online

    This series of watercolor paintings is on view until February 3, 2019, at Front Seat, located at 915 E. Pine St, Suite 401 in the historic Oddfellows building in Capitol Hill Seattle. The gallery at Front Seat is curated by Laurie Kearney at Ghost Gallery. The work is available online - ghostgalleryshop.com.

  • Roar! Your Voice, Your Story, Our Truth, Columbia City Gallery

    Roar! Your Voice, Your Story, Our Truth, Columbia City Gallery

    Roar! Your Voice, Your Story, Our Truth
    Join me for the artists' reception on Saturday, August 18th from 5pm-7pm for at the Columbia City Gallery: 4864 Rainier Ave. S.

    Artists were chosen by local jurors, Dawna Holloway (Studio e, Director), Naomi Ishisaka (Photographer and Journalist), Elisheba Johnson, (Public Art project Manager for the Seattle office of Arts and Culture).

  • Art Interruptions Celebration, Rainier Valley

    Art Interruptions Celebration, Rainier Valley

    There's a celebration for the new Rainier Valley Greenway and Art Interruptions this Saturday, August 11th from noon-4pm. The artists will be on the west side of the Rainier Beach Playfield. My street graphics are installed on the sidewalks and some of the wheel-stops along 46th Avenue between S. Kenyon Street and S. Cloverdale.

  • A Portable Homeland, A Gallery, Pioneer Square

    A Portable Homeland, A Gallery, Pioneer Square

    Please join me at the A Gallery for the opening reception of "A Portable Homeland" on Thursday, May 3rd, during Pioneer Square Seattle's First Thursday Art Walk. 117 S. Main Street from 5:30-8:30pm

  • You Are Here, Too, The Good Art Building, Pioneer Square

    You Are Here, Too, The Good Art Building, Pioneer Square

    More maps! After visiting me at the opening reception for "A Portable Homeland" at A-Gallery on May 3rd, during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk — walk around the corner to see "You Are Here, Too" at '57 Biscayne curated by Jane Richlovsky and Annie Brule, with Mesker Maps. The show is an homage to maps, map-making, and cartography by an impressive and diverse group of PNW artists (two of my maps are in the show including the map pictured above). The show will be on display through August 30.

  • Creativity Persists, CoCA

    Creativity Persists, CoCA

    The painting pictured above, May, is included in Creativity Persists, at the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), juried by Jody Bento, Director of SAM Gallery. The opening reception is on May 3rd from 6-9pm during the Pioneer Square Seattle's First Thursday Art Walk. The show is on display from April 26-May 26, 2018

  • Climate Change is Real

    Climate Change is Real

    I’m honored to have the opportunity to show “Climate Change is Real” in LA as part of a group show about the guilt of our generation. How can my generation and the generations that came before me say to our children and grandchildren "we could have done more to stop climate change" and not feel guilty?

    Guilty Parties, The Gallery @The Braid, Santa Monica, CA. The piece is on display from May 5-June 10, 2018.

    This piece was included in a group show, Re-Acclimating, that addressed climate change, at the Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA. January 9-February 17, 2018

  • Portable Homeland, Inscape Arts and Cultural Center

    Portable Homeland, Inscape Arts and Cultural Center

    I am honored to be invited to show at the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center gallery, 815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA.

    I hope you can join me at the opening reception: Thursday, January 4th, 5-8pm.
    Other gallery hours for the show: Fri. Jan. 12th from 12-3pm and Sun. Jan. 14th 2-5pm or, by appointment.

    If you can't make it in January, this is a work in progress and I plan to create another three to four feet of this map before showing it again in May/June in the A Gallery in Pioneer Square. That opening will be on May 3rd, 5-8pm.

  • Open Studio, Building 30, Magnuson Park

    Open Studio, Building 30, Magnuson Park

    My studio, along with the studios of the other artists of Building 30 in Magnuson Park will be open to the public on Sunday, November 5, from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Also that Sunday in the building, the Magnuson Park Gallery celebrates the opening of its first annual selected works exhibit of Building 30 artists, Art is the Only Choice. The exhibit features one of my works along with 25 other artists working in Building 30 and is on view during regular gallery hours through December 16, with all works for sale in time for holiday gift giving.

    The Magnuson Park Gallery is operated by Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE), a non-profit dedicated to building community and facilitating arts and cultural activities for the public within the park and the Sand Point Naval Air Station Historic District.

  • Storefronts Art Walk, South Lake Union

    Storefronts Art Walk, South Lake Union

    Vanishing Places
    A Shunpike Storefront Installation
    partially funded by a smART grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

    Located on Harrison St. between Boren Ave. N. and Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union

    August-November 2017

    My Storefronts installation is composed of recent works on paper that use the image of scaffolding and abstract structures to reflect the rapid development in Seattle (particularly in South Lake Union), and the iconic image of the sky scraper as the symbol of capitalism. The work also explores the idea of an imagined invisible scaffolding that holds up the universe, and an intangible essence that flows between the more familiar structures of the visible world. The work hovers somewhere between poetry, painting, and maps.

    Please join me for a FREE Art Walk on Monday September 25th. Each Storefront artist, including myself, will give a talk infront of their public art site. We will meet at the corner of John and Boren (right next to Thai Thani Kitchen) at 6pm. No need to register. Just show up!
    Happy hour to follow at Ballard Pizza Co. SLU.

    www.kareykessler.com
    www.StorefrontsSeattle.com

  • Work on exhibit during Seattle Art Fair

    Work on exhibit during Seattle Art Fair

    Seattle Art Fair is August 3-6 with hundreds of galleries from all over the world in the Century Link Field Event Center, and shows spread at galleries throughout the city.

    That week-end, two of my paintings will be in a juried charitable art show at the Bemis Building, from August 4-6, benefiting Facing Homelessness. The show is called "Unity at the Bemis."

    And, my work will be on exhibit at the Inscape Building which is having Open Studios on Saturday August 5th.

  • Spokane Signal Box: A Project of the Spokane Arts

    Spokane Signal Box: A Project of the Spokane Arts

    If you find yourself traveling to Spokane this fall (or anytime in the future) check out the signal box on the corner of 3rd and Thor — it will be covered with a vinyl version of my painting, Wonderment:

  • "Make America Create Again", CoCA

    "Make America Create Again", CoCA

    My painting, "a delicate balance" is included the CoCA member's show, Make America Create Again. The exhibition opens during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on April 6th from 6-9pm.

  • Open Studio! Building 30, Magnuson Park

    Open Studio! Building 30, Magnuson Park
  • EDGE program, Port Townsen, WA

    EDGE program, Port Townsen, WA

    Just finished the week long EDGE Professional Development Program at Centrum located in Fort Warden Park, Port Townsen, WA. The program was created by Artist Trust an amazing non-profit in Seattle that supports artists in their creative journeys. I have a lot of information to digest and lots of new friends to keep in touch with!