96" x 96", acrylic and oil on canvas
Kathy Keler has been active as a multi-faceted visual artist for over 15 years. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she has lived most of her life in the United States, while also traveling extensively around the globe. After receiving her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Keler moved to Washington DC in 1980. Since then, her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibits. Notable among these were a group exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in 1993, and solo exhibits at the District of Columbia Arts Center and the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in 1994. Keler's activities in 1995 have included a position as artist-in-residence at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, and participation in a traveling group exhibit entitled "The Art of Work". She has also been honored as a recipient of an individual artist grant for 1995 by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. While focusing primarily on painting, Keler's exploration of the field of visual arts has been wide-ranging. She began to create large-scale installations with set designer Ed Racobaldo in 1990, and together they produced a series of public 3-dimensional pieces. Two of these remain on view: a kinetic rooftop piece in Adams Morgan, and a ceiling installation at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Keler has also been exploring the other end of the visual arts spectrum--for the last five years she has been creating works on the computer, in a variety of software programs. She is the designer of Gateway to Washington Art, the site on which you are viewing her home page. She has also helped to design a site, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland, where works by Washington area artists and writers are paired with works from Rio de Janeiro. http://www.inform.umd.edu/LAS/encontro.