Trained as a painter I work with a wide variety of media and approaches, including drawing and painting from observation to work with found or cast objects, clay, book forms, installation, printmaking and, almost always, photography.
My White Horse Dialogue Series is inspired by nostalgia and the idea of art as a surrogate for that which we cannot have, what we desire to possess or harness.
At first glance these images might read either as photographs or paintings of horses in motion. Upon closer inspection one sees they are not based on actual horses at all but plastic playthings.
Perhaps our interactions with art and images and the imaginative play of childhood have something in common?
About the process:
The images were created as a result of a collaborative project entitled Picturing Dialogue with book artist and photographer Ginger Burrell. I was given a photo of a stationary carousel horse and asked to create a photographic response. As my point of departure I too wanted some sort of inanimate horse but wanted instead to make it look as though it were moving and not still. I wanted to make something ìpainterlyî as Iíd grown tired for the moment of photography. I had the painters Delacroix and Gericault vaguely in mind. But because our project parameters insisted upon photography I decided Iíd try experimenting with alternative methods and put my traditional camera aside. In the end I began playing with my daughterís toy horses, among her favorite toys, and started using an office scanner to create mini, makeshift studios. The resulting images have been a fun and unexpected surprise.
born: 1970, Kansas City, Missouri
Boston University, MFA, 1998
Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, 1996
U.S. Fulbright Extension Grant, Botswana, 1999
Bronze Award, Artists in Botswana Juried Exhibition, National Museum, Monuments & Art Gallery of Botswana, 1998
U.S. Fulbright Grant in the Arts, Botswana, 1998-1999
Visual Arts Merit Scholarship, Boston University, 1997-1998
500 Handmade Books, Volume 2; Juror Julie Chen. New York City, New York: Lark Crafts Press, 2013
Manifest Gallery Exhibition Annual; Kingdom Exhibition. Cincinnati, Ohio: Manifest Press, 2015
Media and Visual Arts Exhibition Catalogue; ISIC 2nd International Symposium. Izmir, Turkey: Izmir University, 2013.
Bridging Cultures Through Art: A Fulbright Alumni Art Exhibition Catalogue; Marrakech, Morocco: Fulbright Association, 2006
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Recent Works, University of Botswan, Gaborone, Botswana, 2013
Landscape Books, Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Gaborone, Botswana 2013
Recent Works, University of Missouri-Columbia Craft Studio Gallery, Columbia, Missouri, 2013
Recent Work by Kimberly Kersey-Asbury, Kansas City Art Institute Stairway Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2013
selected group shows
New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, 2014
KINGDOM - An International Exhibition Exploring the Animal in Contemporary Art, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014
: Love, Lust and Desire Juried Exhibition, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire, 2014
TEDxFulbright Conference "Innovation & Inspiration: Subterfuge Series", British Consulate, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013