Statement

I'm drawn to everyday materials (vintage books, ephemera, found objects, etc.) that would usually go unnoticed, but upon closer inspection reveal a beauty created through everyday wear and tear. The process of piecing together allows me to let go and experience the unexpected as the materials guide me along. Working with discarded materials invites exploration of ideas universal to the human experience: nostalgia, second chances, the beauty of imperfection. For me, the search for source materials that speak to a history is as enjoyable as the end product itself.

Biography

Kerith Lisi’s work has been exhibited at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, CA), STUDIO Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and SLATE contemporary (Oakland, CA).   She studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and earned a B.A. in International Relations from UC Davis, as well as completing studies abroad at the University of Pisa in Italy. Kerith was profiled in "Ephemera" in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration and her work is included in "The Art of the Book" exhibition for 2020 at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA. Current gallery representation includes Slate contemporary Art Gallery + Art Consulting in Oakland, CA and Annie Gould Gallery in Gordonsvillle, VA.  Kerith lives and works in San Carlos, California with her husband and two children.

 

Associations

Art Bias, Non-Profit, Board Member (2015-current)

Textile Arts Council, Fine Arts Museums of SF, member (2018-current)

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, member artist  (2017-current)

WCA (Women's Caucus for Art - Nor Cal and Peninsula), member (2016-current)

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles,, member (2018-current)

O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, member (2019- current)

 

Curatorial/Gallery

NIAD Art Center - Online Exhibition "Orange Appeal" (June 2018)

The Main Gallery Artist Cooperative - Membership, Chair, Marketing (2015-2017)

 

Speaking Engagements

Book Arts Jam, BABA (Bay Area Book Artists), Redwood City, CA (October 2018)

Spoken Art, Half Moon Bay Library, Half Moon Bay, CA (October 2018)

 

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