once, before time
watercolor on paper, 12"x16", 2016, $600
Through the use of map imagery, Karey Kessler’s art explores what it means to be here. Here can be a specific, known physical place, or, it can be an infinite conceptual space – a spiritual realm filled with time, light, and energy. Her maps tell the story of an ever changing environment, impermanence, and the immensity of time.
Karey Kessler, received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Her work was recently exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum (Philadelphia, PA), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).
Fall 2019, Karey participated in the SciArt Bridge Residency for Cross-disciplinary Collaboration.
Her work is included in the books: The Map as Art by Kitty Harmon and From Here to There: A Curious Collection From the Hand Drawn Map Association.