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A Californian native of Los Angeles through and through

From my latest show at Tieken Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California June/July 2018

My art builds a story sometimes not seen but felt. I am a Californian born in Los Angeles. My backyard has been the Pacific. I married twice, both were surfers who helped me stay in touch with my one love— my home … the sun, the ocean, the desert and mountains. An endless ebb and flow of observation and feelings now taken into my art. The watching of people and nature and the hows they interact. Living in California with so many warm clear days, the watching observing of nature, people and places are what we do. My watching shows up as abstract form in my artwork. Whether it’s the freedom of the watercolors, the alive of the oils, to the acrylics, my Los Angeles nature show up.

“Journey Beyond the Sun”; 4 pieces, 30″x22″ (total 84″x 64″) framed; watercolor on arches

They say “Its the light” that makes the art in California so different. I will agree. Our dose of sunshine seems to never end even on Continue reading

Indigo Journey; essay by Eve Wood

A big thank you to Eve Wood for the insightful essay about my artwork, “Indigo Journey”. Indigo and it’s aspects have played a big part in my life. Eve captures the essence of being an “indigo”. (Indigo Journey, 8 pieces 30×22 (64″x88″ overall); watercolor on handmade paper, 3D sculpture)

This is one of my newer pieces, of story and it is a beginning for many of the exhibit installations I create using my artwork as vignettes in the never ending story of being human. As my acupuncturist says, “life is change and the stories we create to live it.”

My art is/are stories and in arrangement create the story I want to tell at the moment, which changes over the illusion of time.


Karrie Ross: Mood Indigo
Essay By Eve Wood
May 2018

“Indigo Journey”; 8 pieces 30″x22″, watercolor on paper with assemblage hanging sculpture, 2018

The elegant and painterly drawings that comprise Karrie Ross’ most recent Indigo series are unsettling in their rawness and emotional tenor, yet sustain a mutable and effortless power. Working in a variety of media including acrylic and watercolor, these elegantly luminous drawings are deceptively simple. Mining the same territories as artists like Continue reading

2018 Art Exhibitions List Karrie Ross

2018

September: Children’s Museum of the Arts, Art & Activisim; Jil Weinstock; with Walter Maciel Gallery: “With Liberty and Justice for Some”, #4 Traveling Group Show; Manhattan, NY

September: Room & Board: Angeleno Magazine: Los Angeles Family Housing Auction:Art & Home”; yearly event, Culver City, CA

June: Tieken Gallery: two person show, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

April: FM Fine Art Gallery: “Echo One”; group show, Los Angeles, CA

March: The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art: Art Fair Los Angeles, CA

March: FM Fine Art Gallery: “Vignettes”; solo show, Los Angeles, CA

February: Arena 1 / WCA Women’s Caucus for the Arts: “Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice”; group show; Juror Jillith Moniz; Santa Monica, CA

February: Mike Kelley Gallery/Beyond Baroque: “The Four of Us”; group show; Venice, CA

February: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) : “Music For Your Eyes”; group show; Juror Peter Frank, Santa Ana, CA

 

(Once the event has happened, I move the listing to the Exhibitions page.)

2017 Art Exhibitions List Karrie Ross

2017

October: Artshare LA: “Drawn Together”; group show; curator Mike Kelley; Los Angeles, CA

September: Room & Board: Angeleno Magazine: Los Angeles Family Housing Auction:Art & Home”; yearly event, Culver City, CA

September: Kellogg University Gallery CalPoly: “Ink & Clay”43; juried show, Pamona, CA

September: Berkeley Arts Center and Walter Maciel Gallery  With Liberty and Justice for Some”, #3 Traveling Group Show; Berkeley, CA Curator Monica Lundy; Berkeley, Ca

July: SBC / SoLA Gallery: “FRESH 2″, Group Show; Curator Fatemeh Burnes, Peter Frank; Los Angeles, CA

June: Mike Kelley Gallery/Beyond Baroque:: “The Nature of Things”; Gallery C “Balance & Flow”; Three Solo Shows; Venice, CA.

April: Fresh Paint Advisory; Pasadena Showcase House of Design, three day interior design fair; Pasadena, CA.

April: Artist Portfolio Magazine: AWARD; Q1 Honorable mention, “Dances With Flowers” Continue reading

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge January 2017

I am taking the challenge of 30 in 30 and will be posting to this website through out the month. Please come back and  check it out.

The Paintings are for sale: Each are 11″ x 8.5″; mixed media;  matted to 14″x11″.
Go to the contact page to inquire as to pricing.

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#1 Priority Mail?

#2 Headache?

#3: and into the dream

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Go to the contact page to inquire as to pricing.

2015 thru 2016 Art Exhibitions list Karrie Ross

2016

November: MuzeuMM: FAUXisn: DADA Reconstructed; Curator Kio Griffith;  group show, Los Angeles, CA; showing “We Dance?”

November: Torrance Art Museum: South Bay Focus: The best of the South Bay: Annual show, juror Peter Frank, Torrance, CA; showing “Nature: The One With Water”

November: Torrance Art Museum: MAS Attack 13; final one; Opening one night; Torrance, CA

October: Art & Home: Art & Home In collaboration with Angeleno magazineAn evening with Los Angeles Family Housing“; Curator Trina Churchill; Culver City, CA; showing and SOLD “The One, Egg, Fishtale”

October thru February 2017: Reykjavik Art Museum: Submission to Yoko Ono Project “Arising” Exhibition, Testament of Harm for Being a Woman; Tryggvagata

October: Kio’s Place – Balconi’s:  FAUXism: LandArt Reconstructed: group show, Santa Monica, CA; showing “Planting Seeds” Continue reading

The Life of a Canvas—the art of painting over

detail of work

detail of work

Nature: “The One, Ginkgo Horizon”, 60×48, mixed media on canvas.

“I am not just a pretty picture,I am a canvas rich in history and is the last image I will see. I have been painted over at least 4 times fully to a new image each time. I have lost count of the layers of paper and paint that have come

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My Own Private Moon 2016

My Own Private Moon curated by Karrie Ross September 2016

My Own Private Moon curated by Karrie Ross September 2016

This is the final hanging of the show. Deceptive it might have been with my request to paint a Moon. My curatorial vision extended not only to from the individual Moon work being created but to the final hanging of sets and the vibration of the coming-together.

The Moon theme was suggested to me about a year ago after a piece I did for the Waterworks II show in Ojai finished so beautifully, the connection I had with water, the moon, science interaciton, global warming, axis changes, and the human element spurred me on and extended my vision. My focus all along was for a traveling show, Galleries, Museums, college galleries, public spaces, please contact me with any interest, I have several ideas for extended iterations planned. Continue reading

VIDA: Tops and Scarfs now available

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VISIT MY COLLECTION AT: http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/karrie-ross

This collection represents some of my best artwork from over the years and is very authentic to who I am as an artist. I’m really proud today to share the work below with you. Continue reading

Ink & Clay 41 at Kellogg Gallery Pamona

Ink & Clay 41

Two of my pieces have been chosen for the Ink & Clay 41 Exhibition Sept 19 thru October 29, 2015.

About Ink & Clay and Its Origins

Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual competition of printmaking, drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, installation and mixed media utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” as a material. The exhibition is sponsored by the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is underwritten by the generosity of the late Col. James “Jim” H. Jones with additional support from the Office of the University President.

For the third time, Ink & Clay shall be open to artists working in all 50 states, making this a nationwide competition! Unique among exhibitions, Ink & Clay is annually celebrated and recognized by artists and collectors for its quality and diversity.

Awards

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