Katherine Keefer

  • Written Words
  • Written Words, detail
  • Written Words, detail
  • Ladders, Loma Prieta Earthquake Memorial
  • Folded Flight
  • SkyBalls
  • Swimmers
  • Ute's Flat, Berlin
  • Kali
  • Naggar

Katherine Keefer began as a ceramic sculptor in 1973, studying first with Ben Sams in Seattle, Washington. She studied at UC Davis under Robert Arneson and David Gilhooly , and received an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from Washington State University, mentored by Patrick Siler.
After exhibiting as a ceramic sculptor for many years her work not only got physically bigger but grew to include other media: metal, wood, earthworks and fiberglass. In this capacity Katherine began thinking not of making objects but of the viewer in relationship to the object. From here it was a small jump to the public art realm and working with whole sites so that the viewer actually becomes part of the piece. Instead of a visual response it becomes a visceral response. The work integrates the site, art and community.
Recently, for a period of three years, Katherine traveled taking images and overlaying the images with words. The words form a screen, the story through which one knows their world. Her work is about standing in the presence of the larger whole.

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    • 1639 Francis Street
    • Crockett CA 94525
    • 510 390-2457

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