Meet Kasey

ARTIST STATEMENT

An experimentation of diffusing light and blurring the lines, I feel most comfortable in my vulnerability when only parts of myself are revealed. A silhouette or body part gives the viewer just enough information to formulate their own response, to build their own visual story from what they see. I hunt for the haunting and ethereal in my images, often using long exposure or intentional blur as a personal portrayal of the effects of depression and anxiety as they sink their teeth deeper into the marrow of my life. My abstract paintings highlight the movement of emotion, embodied in the movement of paint on the canvas or wood panel. The act of pushing and scraping the paint, building texture and peeling away layers, is cathartic and representative of the way life comes together and falls apart, over and over again. The process itself is art.

 

ARTIST BIO 

Kasey is a self-portrait photographer and abstract painter. Her work focuses on the concepts of identity, motherhood, mental health awareness, and grief. She is a University of Saint Francis graduate, receiving her Master of Arts in Studio Art in 2017 and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in 2012. In 2018 Kasey had work shown in Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece as well as the Garrett Museum of Art (Garrett, Indiana), Artlink (Fort Wayne, Indiana), and Manchester University (North Manchester, Indiana). Kasey was also invited to be a guest speaker on an artist panel at Manchester University in November 2018. Additionally, Kasey was recently accepted into a publication for F-Stop Magazine as well as OURS Photo Mag. Along with being a devoted, single mother, homeschooling her two young boys, Kasey is a prominent wedding photographer in the greater Fort Wayne area and the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at the Garrett Museum of Art.

Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

MA       2017         University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

Studio Art: Photography; Painting

BA        2012         University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

Studio Art: Photography; Art History

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EXHIBITIONS


2019               11th Annual Member ShowGarrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2019               Portraits, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2018               Solo Show, Firefly Cafe, Fort Wayne, IN

2018               Artist Spotlight, Manchester University, North Manchester, IN

2018               40th Annual Members' ShowcaseArtlink, Fort Wayne, IN

2018               Moments of ColorBlank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2018               The Art of Kasey Wallace, Garrett Public Library, Garrett, IN

2018               Planes, Trains and AutomobilesGarrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2018               LoosenArt: ABSENCES, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

2018               The Photography & Poetry of Kasey WallaceTrubble Brewing, Fort Wayne, IN

2018               Nefelibata, Union Street Gallery, Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

2018               The Art of Kasey Wallace, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2018               Member Show, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2017               Faculty + Alumni Show, Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2017               Artists in the City, First Presbyterian Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2017               Graduate Thesis ExhibitionWeatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2017               The Self, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2017               2017 Member's Show, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2016               The Art of Healing, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2016               School of Creative Arts Student ExhibitionWeatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               Documentary Storytelling with David Turnley, Arts United Center, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               School of Creative Arts Student ExhibitionWeatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               School of Creative Arts Student Exhibition – Travelling Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               disABILITIES Expo presented by Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               Highlights: Photography Spotlight, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2012               Fort Wayne Jesters Performance and Exhibition, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               School of Creative Arts Student ExhibitionWeatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               School of Creative Arts Student Exhibition – Travelling Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               disABILITIES Expo presented by Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               Sit Happens, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               Brookside Mansion Exhibition, Brookside Mansion, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               David Turnley Documentary Photography Course and Exhibition, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2010               School of Creative Arts Student ExhibitionWeatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2010               School of Creative Arts Student Exhibition – Travelling Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

2010               disABILITIES Expo presented by Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

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PUBLICATIONS

2018               Identity, OURS Photo Magazine

2018               ABSENCES, LoosenArt Magazine

2018               Open Call - Issue #88, F-Stop Magazine

2011               Photography Brochure, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               Garrett Bowl, David Turnley Documentary Course, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2011               EMPOWER, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Fort Wayne, IN

2010               EMPOWER, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Fort Wayne, IN


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AWARDS

2019               Garrett State Bank Award - 2019 Member Show, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2018               Garrett State Bank Award - 2018 Member Show, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

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SPEAKING EVENTS

2018               Artist Panel, Manchester University, North Manchester, IN

2018              Self-Portrait Lecture, Fort Wayne Photographers Club, Fort Wayne, IN

 

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