The Art + Design department welcomes Kerry Phillips for a visiting artist talk, Collected Experiences and Retold Stories, as she shares her process of finding artistic meaning behind found objects, ordinary surroundings, and stories from the past. Listeners can expect her casual, conversational tone to lead a talk full of personal anecdotes describing her creative process and intention to see things in unexpected ways. The Zoom webinar takes place February 22 at 11:00am. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance.
Kerry is a sculpture and installation artist based in Miami, Florida. Her work is often inspired by the sentimental meaning and stories assigned to what would otherwise be unsuspecting, mundane objects. As a quote from her website describes, “I use things a lot in my work… things that I find, things that I keep, things that I’ve learned to do, or things that I remember, or misremember.”
Kerry earned her BFA from Florida International University and her MFA from University of Arizona. Since then, her projects have been featured in several major Florida galleries across Miami, Boca Raton, and Orlando, as well as other cities along the east coast and international shows in Poland, Germany, and France. The upcoming collaborative exhibition by Kerry Phillips and Leticia Bajuyo, Collected Memories and Rooted Objects, is on show in the Brick City Galleries and Carolla Arts Exhibition Center February 28–April 1.