Spanning energy, memory, and sensory experience, Seeber's bold and graphic abstracts result from exploring and paying attention. Influences are an amalgamation of daily life, travel, contemporary culture, fashion, graphic design, nature, science, and symbolism.
Using various methods, mediums, and materials, Seeber explores the interaction, juxtaposition, and intersection of colors, textures, and marks to create rich, layered surfaces.
Seeber states, "I love that every decision point in the studio opens up a new branch of possibilities. There is a component of mystery to the process that propels me forward and I always want to see what's around that next corner; it feels hopeful. At its core though, my work is about exploring and communicating 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.
Kelly is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow (2017-2018). Her solo show show, "Rhythm and Flow: The Energy of Movement" was held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. She has been previously featured in Studio Visit Magazine (issue 45), and previously 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.
A wholly self-taught painter, Kelly earned an Associate degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelor and Master of Science degree focused in research. Originally from San Francisco Bay, Kelly 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).
I am a museum full of art but you had your eyes shut. Rupi Kaur
It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.
Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. Albert Einstein
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver