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About

Kerith Lisi’s work has been exhibited at the de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA,  SLATE contemporary (Oakland, CA), Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, CA), STUDIO Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and "The Art of the Book" at Seager Gray Gallery (Mill Valley, 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 studies abroad at the University of Pisa in Italy. Kerith was profiled in "Ephemera" in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration and recently completed a commissioned piece for Stanford University.  Kerith lives and works in San Carlos, California with her two children.

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Process

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.

 

Curatorial/Gallery/Board of Directors

Art Bias, Non-Profit, Board Member (2015-2020)

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

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

Associations

Artist Alliance, Member (2020-present)

NCWCA - Northern California Women's Caucus for Art  (2017-current)

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

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

Speaking Engagements

Kolajfest, New Orleans (panel speaker), (June 2022)

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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