Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘Summer Palm’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse

Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday life in the sun along the Pacific coastline (and beyond). Her paintings show us the breathtaking California scenery with its recognizable elements in a new light and with a keen eye on a clever composition and layered colors.

This one-of-a-kind 36 inches tall by 12 inches wide original artwork is a photorealistic composition created with acrylic paint on canvas. It is wired and ready to hang. The sides are painted as a continuation of the front, and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the front of the artwork. A certificate of authenticity is included. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery. $125 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available.

Kathleen’s paintings invite the viewer to consider the complex relationship between time and timelessness. It is the sheer visual interaction between the elements, taken in their bare simplicity that interests her. Water, sky, and architecture change their appearance with the shifts in weather and light. Her broken brush strokes depict light and color in luminous waves, dissolving form into a shimmering surface of vibrant light. For her, painting captures the very essence of time and its passage.

While painting landscapes she became fascinated with isolating the objects in her paintings. She believes that actual sites and places have an individual magic. The goal is to take objects from popular culture and paint them in a new context. She began to paint the silhouette of the Life Guard Tower more as a pop art symbol than landscape element. With a high level of technical virtuosity Keifer creates a new sense of reality with textures and colors that seem to add lighting effects and distinct shadows, confronting the viewer with new interpretations of familiar objects.

Born and raised in Chicago, Kathleen Keifer is a second-generation artist. Her mother, also a fine artist, exposed Keifer to the world of art and supervised her training from a very early age. This legacy continues today as Keifer closely nurtures the development of the artistic leaning in each of her three daughters, inspiring a third generation of female artists.

Education and Honors
B.F.A. University of Notre Dame
B.A. St. Mary ’s College
Advanced Workshops Tony Fitzpatrick and Roderick Guthrie
Award Winning member of the Malibu Art Club
Painting Patron of the California Art Club

Exhibitions
2017 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Affordable Art Fair London, UK
Art Palm Springs, CA
2016 Along the PCH, Susan Schomburg gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Jazz in the Pines, Idyllwild, CA
2015 Official artist of Chitag, Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Chicago, Il
Jazz! Dion Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA
Art 90266, LA 25, Manhattan Beach, CA
Political Commentary, Linus gallery, Long Beach and Pasadena, CA
2014 RETROspective, Coast Gallery, Long Beach, CA
ArtHampton, Bridgehampton, NY
The Pursuit of…, Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art 90266, LA 25, Manhattan Beach, CA
2013 Pop meets Painterly, CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Puzzles and Games, Liss Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Art, Wine & Roses, Home Gallery, Malibu, CA
Pop Meets Painterly, Oh My Godard Gallery, Atlantic City, NJ
2011 Beach Games, Riley Arts Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA
Art of The Game, Oh My Godard Gallery, Atlantic City NJ
Art of The Game, Liss Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Art of The Game, Gallery 319, Santa Monica, CA
One Woman Show, Canfin Gallery, Westchester, NY
2009 American Riviera, ARTfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
American Landscape, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2008 Coastal Living, Gallery 319 Santa Monica, CA
2007 On the Beach, Gallery 319 Santa Monica, CA
Why We Live Here, Dion Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA
2006 Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu. CA
BOOK: Perspective on Coastal Beauty, From Malibu to Manhattan Beach
2005 Along the PCH, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
FRESH!, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery C, Hermosa Beach,CA
California Visions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2004 President’s Show, CA Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA
Coastal Nostalgia, 2004, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2003 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Coastal Nostalgia, 2003, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
2002 Coastal Nostalgia, 2002, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
2001 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Ambient Light, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
2000 The Coastal Landscape, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
Malibu Artists Juried Show, Weisman Museum, Malibu, CA
Montecito Art & Frame, Montecito, CA
1999 Interpreting Beauty, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
Artists of Malibu, Weisman Museum, Malibu, CA
1998 Changing Seasons, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA
Celebrating Color, Mc Lean Gallery, Malibu, CA

Select Private Collections
C. Broccoli
James Cameron
Shelley Fabares
Ed Harris
Florence Henderson
Phil Jackson
Barry Manilow
Kevin Nealon
Jack Nicholson
Sharon Stone
Britney Spears
Betty Thomas
Selected Public Collections
Bank of America
The Beach Club
Citigroup
Hilton Hotels
Morgan Stanley
Pepperdine University
Random House
Sidley Austin Citigroup
University of Notre Dame
United States Historical Society
Walt Disney Studios

Gallery Representations
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Dion Gallery, Redondo Beach CA
Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA
Coast Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
Riley Arts Manhattan Beach CA
Pop Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canfin Gallery Tarrytown, NY
Gallery Direct Art Paxtonia, PA
Liss Gallery Toronto, ONT
Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, United Kingdom

About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the front.

Image rights: SHIPPING: $125 Continental USA

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