Finding Energy. Wandering, exploring, discovering...I photograph and collect stories among sights, sounds, movement, colors, and textures. My process is influenced by exploration and travel, contemporary culture, architecture, nature, science, and symbolism; an amalgamation that fuels the work.
There are no rules. Besides exploration; experimentation, mark-making, and the physical aspects of process and materials are a large part of my studio practice. Using painting and mixed-media techniques, various mediums, travel remnants, and recycled and found materials, I am seeking that elusive balance of energy, thought, process, and gesture.
Many years of painting practice has led me here...to this work that is bold, intersected, layered, and complex, but always rooted in painterly abstraction.
Ultimately, my work is about finding, exploring, and sharing energy.
Do you feel it too?
Thank you for stopping by.
Kelly Seeber's work speaks to the philosophy and foundation of her art practice based on exploration and experimentation. She is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Fellow (2017) and is featured in the current issue of Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45). Previously, she has been featured by Design Crush, the MOMA blog, and local newspapers and magazines.
Kelly's art is held in private collections throughout the United States. She is a member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
A wholly self-taught painter, Kelly earned an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor's of Science degree, and a Master's of Science degree (magna cum laude), focused in health care research. Kelly is originally from San Francisco Bay, began exhibiting her art in 2015, and now lives and works in Virginia.
Besides painting, Kelly loves yoga, writing, and photography (click here to see portraits and travel photography).