Kerri Warner
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About Kerri Warner
Kerri Warner is a California artist producing mixed media works including collage, sculpture, water color, acrylic and mosaics. She has been commission to do artwork for major corporations, individuals and public projects. Her work has been included in the publication INCITE, THE BEST OF MIXED MEDIA in 2014 and 2015. She received a Jurors Choice Award and was named as one of the top ten artists to visit during San Francisco open studios in 2014. Kerri has dedicated the majority of her career to working with nonprofit organizations and as an artist, continues to give back by participating in projects that strengthen the community. Her work donated to the Landfill Art Project is touring to museums nationally starting in 2016 as part of the On The Road Again exhibition, Celebrating America's Love Affair with the Automobile. Kerri’s public art commissions include wrapping a Regional Transit Train with her art in Sacramento, California and covering a wall at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Corporate commissions include Hard Rock International, Blue Moon Brewing Company, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Teichert Construction and others.
ATRIST STATEMENT:
“I relish the combination of contemporary design with the unexpected utilization of found, recycled, and/or repurposed materials. In my collages I use a combination of found materials (e.g., book pages, wrapping paper, fragments of antique hardware, etc.) and acrylic paints to create mixed media works on wood panels. Textured backgrounds are created using joint compound and stencils or by gluing die cut letters and numbers. Backgrounds are then painted with acrylic paint then layered with papers to create the subjects. Acrylic glazes are added to lightly shade and give dimension to the subjects. Letters and numbers are often incorporated into my art, as a graphic element or to convey a thought or theme. When we are exposed to letters and numbers we are conditioned to make sense of them and figure out, "what does it mean?" "what does it say?" The goal with these works is to strip away the inherent meaning of specific letters and numbers and use them as objects to build the composition of the piece. When people interact with them, I want to engage both the left brain (where logic resides) and the right brain (where creativity resides) in hopes that they are free to experience the elements in a new way - to create something totally unique.”

Events
Press/Publications:
The Hawkins Project / How To Make a Place Like This / – release Nov. 2019
Inside Publications/ East Sacramento/ July 2018/ The Art of Giving Back
Sacramento Magazine/ June 2018 / Regional Transit Rolling Art Exhibition
Cover artist/ Inside Publications East Sacramento / March 2018
Sacramento Bee / February 2018 / Here’s the ‘artful’ way Sacramento is covering bad paint jobs on light rail trains
Artist Portfolio Magazine #24- February 2016 – collage “Splash”
Sacramento Magazine / November 2015 / 916 INK Imaginarium / Imagination Station / article by Krista Minard
INCITE 3/ The Art if Storytelling, Book release September 2015 / Collage “Bubbles”
Bay Area Art Today/ publication release September 2015 / 4 works published
Sacramento Bee – Artist helps Nonprofits – February 6, 2015 Cathie Anderson
Telescope Magazine – February 27, 2015 Article by by Alyssa Bellia
INCITE 2/ Color Passions, Book release September 2014 / Collage “The Weekly Meeting”
Artsy Shark /Carolyn Edlund, Founder/ Featured Artist 2014
Sac365.com artist of the month January 2014 /profile: http://www.sacramento365.com/page/January2014_Artist
Artist Portfolio Magazine - Issue 7/Page 48/2013

Art in Public Places:
Think Outside The Box Art Program / City of Davis, California / Utility Box Wrap 2019
Assemble Sacramento / The Nest Project / West Sacramento / Steel Fence Panels w/ bike parts 2019
Salt Lake City International Airport, Whimsy Walls project / Vinyl wall wrap 2018
Wellspring Women’s Center, Portrait of Saint Claire of Sacramento 2018
Sacramento Alkali Flat, Utility Box Wrap 2017
Sacramento District 8 Utility Box Wrap (2 locations) 2017
Regional Transit, City of Sacramento light rail vehicle wrap 2017
Space Planning & Artwork / Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services – Parent Education Program 2017
Lead Artist/ Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services – Job Smart Clothing Program 2016
Lead Artist / 916 Ink, Arts and Cultural Facilities Grant from Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Comm. 2016
Blue Line Arts / Globe Mills Silo project / digital reproduction of mixed media on old mill silo 2016
916 Ink at Maple Elementary School / interior & exterior design and artwork installation 2015
St. John’s Shelter for Women & Children, Art Installation/ Found object mural /Restaurant ctyard 2015
Roberts Family Development Center, Art installation/Garden Gate /metal fence & figures 2014
Sacramento Municipal Utility District / SOLART – repurposing solar panels into art 2014
Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) /Capitol Box Art Project / 2 utility box cover designs 2014
Solo exhibition / Roseville Civic Center, Blue Line Arts, Art in Public Places January – February 2014
River City Food Bank/ Art installation “Faces of Hunger” portrait series/children’s area metal mural,
Building signage, mosaic mural community project 2012

Corporate Commissions:
UCD Children’s Hospital / MRI machines and rooms / vinyl wrap / 2019 - 2020
Hard Rock International / 2 Mixed Media Portraits / 48” x 71” and 69” x 71” / 2019
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce/Leadership Sacramento / 2 Mixed Media Portraits / 2018
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Foundation / gift for retiring board member / 2018
Teichert Construction / 62” x 48” Mixed Media Collage / Pleasanton, Ca, conference room / 2016
Blue Moon Brewing Company / 20th Anniversary Artist Series / 40” x 40” Mixed Media Collage / 2015
Teichert Construction / 72” x 62” Mixed Media Collage / Roseville, Ca, conference room / 2015
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region / 30 x 42” painting /gift for retiring executive / 2012
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce / 20 x20 Mixed Media Portrait / gift for retiring staff / 2012
Awards:
Second Place / Blue Line Arts / Membership Medley 2019
Art Design Consultants / Art Comes Alive Gallery Contract Award / Gallery V / Kansas / September 2018
Honorable Mention / American Icon 2017 / Sausalito Art Festival / Angels Among Us: Wounded Warrior
Sacramento Arts & Business Council / Outstanding Service Award, February 2017
Jurors Choice Award, ArtSpan, San Francisco Open Studios Exhibition / November 2014
Concept Award, Sacramento Municipal Utility District SOLART Public Art Prize, ICARUS 2.0 / May 2014
First Place, Lodi Community Art Show, Mixed Media "Respite", Jurors: Lisa Cooperman/Tia Moore/Jerald Silva / April 2013
Second Place, Lodi Art Show, 3D/Sculpture "Believe", Jurors: Lisa Cooperman/Tia Moore/Jerald Silva / April 2013
Jurors Award, KVIE Art Auction, Mixed Media "Rusted" / April 2013
Honorable Mention/ International 2012 Portrait Art Contest, Artist Portfolio Magazine / April 2012
Exhibitions
Select Exhibitions & Festivals:
American Women Artists / Online Juried show / 2019
ADC Fine Art / Cincinnati Ohio / For The Love of Art / February 2019
StartUp Art Fair Los Angeles / Venice Beach, California / February 2019
Art Comes Alive / Cincinnati, Ohio / September 2018
Healdsburg Center for the Arts / Figure Story / September 2018
Art in the Pearl, Portland Oregon / September 2018
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts / Palo Alto, CA / August 2018
Blue Line Arts / Roseville, CA / Membership Medley/ July – August 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
San Diego Festival of the Arts / San Diego, CA / June 2018
Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA / The Dog Show / June 2018
Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA / The Crow Show / March 2018
Solo Show, Moments in Time/ Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA / January – February 2018
Turning Heads / SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA / March 2018
San Francisco Open Studios / SHARED / November 2017
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito CA - September 2017
JCO’s Art Haus / Los Gatos, CA / Very Rare Affordable Art Show /May 2017
Forty Fridas / Jingletown Studios / Oakland, CA / July – August 2016
Landfill Art Project/Second Time Around/The hubcap as art/ national tour 2015 - 2018
JCO’s Place / Los Gatos, CA / December 14 – January 11, 2016
SCOPE Art Miami / Digital showcase SeeMe / December 2 – 6, 2015
Blue Line Arts, 30 x 30 / Roseville, CA / November – January 2015
SmaArt Gallery / San Francisco, CA / October 2015
San Francisco Open Studios / Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA / October 23 – 25, 2015
Chico Art Center, Solon d’ Art / Chico, CA / December – January 2014
Modern Eden Gallery, 12 x 12 show, San Francisco, CA / November 2014
Sacramento Fine Art Center, Painting Where the Wild Things Are / May 14 – 24, 2014
Sylvia White Gallery, 2014 Collector’s Choice, Ventura, California / April 23 – May 24, 2014
Imogen Gallery, Nudes Downtown, Astoria, Oregon / February 8 - March 29, 2014
See / Me Exhibition Space New York City / July 25 –Story of the Creative / July 2013
Oceana Gallery, Read All Over, Pacifica, California / November 2013
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California /August 30- Sept. 27, 2013
53rd Annual Lodi Community Art Show Woodbridge Winery /April 2013
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