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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

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

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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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VIDA: Tops and Scarfs now available

vida-bannerI’m thrilled to share with you my latest collection on VIDA!

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

Kimono’s Solo Show

mkimono-small “Kimono”

There’s really nothing special about the kimono…or so “they” say — except for the art that is displayed. It speaks to a magic of reference, structure, location, and time — without which the article is unknown, unseen, uncommitted, and unending. So you might ask, “What’s wrong with that… it sounds pretty free to me?” But that is not the  purpose or promise of the Kimono’s magical presence.
Perfection is it’s mystery, for if it is not—Why the Geisha?

Special set of small images for sale. Click to see the show and more on how to purchase.
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2014 Art Exhibitions List for Karrie Ross

2014

October 2014 thru July 2015:  Oceanside Museum of Art: Traveling International Show “California Dreaming” An International Portrait of Southern California. My artwork “Big and Small California Dreaming” jurors have selected approximately 50 artworks from nearly one thousand entries, to travel with to the following venues: Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy 2014, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA 2014-2015, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA 2015.” Juried by

September:  Kellogg University Art Gallery: “INK & CLAY” Opening September 13, 6-9pm, Pamona. Two pieces: “I am the Egg! Lady #1 and Energy Impact Crater #3. Curated by

August:  LA Art Core: Union Station: Opening August 3rd; Three solo shows;  Sign up to receive notices from this website or keep checking back for upcoming news on this and other events.

June: Art Project Paia, Maui: Under the Sea: Blue Birds Walking

Summer: Venice Institute of Contemporary Art‘s: July 5th OPENING at The Porch Gallery in Ojai, CA. Summer show Water Works: Traveling show. Curated by Juri Koll.  Sign up to receive notices

May: MOAH Museum of Art History Lancaster: National Treasure California Poppy; Opening May 10th; 11:30 -2pm; Curated by Andi Campognone;  “Energy Impact Crater: Poppies?” and “Poppies in Bloom” Lancaster, CA Continue reading

Award: “We Dance” by Karrie Ross, won Honorable Mention in the Blossoms II-Art of Flowers Show

Spiral Series: “We Dance” by Karrie Ross awarded Honorable Mention in the Blossoms II Awards Show 2010

I’m excited to announce that my painting, “We Dance” by Karrie Ross, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011-2012 BLOSSOM exhibition sponsored by The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation www.susankblackfoundation.com and will be listed in the online exhibition and show catalog. (Note: at this time 02/09/11 they are only showing Blossoms I exhibition. I hope they put up Blossoms II soon.)

There were over 2,300 entries from 1,300 artists from 35 countries. Tour begins at The Naples Museum of Art in Florida from Tuesday, February 1, 2011 through Sunday, April 10, 2011. A tour of selections from the exhibition is being organized by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director, for display at other museum venues throughout the United States.

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Karrie Ross now online with Art LA Now

2010

As an artist the more exposure the art gets, the more people see your work, the more energy is shared and the opportunity to make a difference happens. I’ve just been added to the http://www.artlanow.com site.

Being part of the Los Angeles Art community is important for me. Opportunities for being seen are important for my art.

Always looking for what’s next.

All art is available as giclee prints on paper or canvas. Please use the contact link if you have any questions.
With energy
Karrie Ross

Letting Go… an important part of painting and the Fine Art and Life Process…

What do we do with the unwanted…

Here is photo of a stuffed toy that was left as trash in the alley near the dumpsters… just it’s poise tells of letting go the love so implied.

Letting go is certainly a process in life and can be found as well as in art and process…

QUESTION: Without the action of letting go of oneself into the painting, does the art become stagnant, does it still have the question that originated the art in the first place… the Why?

For me letting go is an on-going process of life and I move that into my are with purpose. I want to let go of the thought, positive or negative, I want it to be out in the universe ethers.

As an example, I know from experience that the more I talk about my art the more interest comes to me…might be internal or external interest but it comes.

Are you letting to or from? Tell me of your experience… Let’s talk!

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Karrie Ross, Los Angeles Artist
California