| Kerry Vander Meer
Kerry Vander Meer begins her art process with plants gathered while hiking in the California’s Oakland hills. She combines these with inks on Arches BFK printmaking paper using a large etching press. The colors and textures are built up gradually in multiple press runs. These sheets are then pieced and collaged into the horizontal format, balancing line, shape, color, and texture. She adds additional ink and/or acrylic to the developed composition, and then mounts them on archival paper.
Kerry Vander Meer completed her MFA in sculpture from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her talents extend into the realms of painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, and performance art. Vander Meer has exhibited and taught extensively throughout Northern Californiain addition to numerous shows across the country such as New York, Seattle, Chicago and Santa Fe. Her most recent sculpture installation was titled "Bones of Eire" and exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery. Her works appear in collections in U.S., Germany, Spain, Ireland and Japan. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including artist-in-residency awards at the Foundation Valpariso in Spain, Millay Colony in Upstate New York, Villa Montalvo in Santa Clara, California, and Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland where she has been invited back for another stay in 2005.