Instructions for living a life.
Pay Attention. Be astonished.
Tell About it. Mary Oliver
Whether I'm in the studio, in my neighborhood, or wandering in a city far away, I'm paying attention and collecting stories to fuel the work. Influences include contemporary culture, graphic design, architecture, nature, science, and symbolism.
Experimenting with color, mark-making, and the physical aspects of process and materials are a large part of my process. There are no rules. Many years of painting practice has led me here, to this work that is raw, bold, intersected, and complex.
To me, the work is exploration, freedom, connection, and voice. I'm often alluding to a deeper discussion we can have.
Ultimately, I'm exploring and sharing energy.
Kelly Seeber's work speaks to the philosophy and foundation of her art practice based on energy and exploration both in and out of the studio. She is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Fellow (2017) and is featured in the current issue of Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45). She has been also been featured by Design Crush, the MOMA blog, TheArtHunters, 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. Kelly is originally from San Francisco Bay and began exhibiting her art in 2015. She now lives and works in Virginia.
Besides painting, Kelly loves yoga, writing, and photography (click here to see portraits and travel photography).