Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Kathleen Keifer, ‘White Surf’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse

Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her hyperrealistic painted excerpts of popular board games with a keen eye on a clever composition and vivid colors. 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.

This one-of-a-kind 12 inch tall by 12 inch wide original square 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 signed by the artist on the front of the artwork. Free shipping within Continental US as well as local Los Angeles area. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

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. For her, painting captures the very essence of time and its passage. 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 narrative context. Her complex approaches to popular board games present the subjects as living, tangible objects.

Her interest took her to paint bits and pieces of board games. Her husband had been designing and inventing board games for thirty years, and her homes and studios are filled with games and playing pieces. She is fascinated with the response these board games (and bits and pieces) evoke in us as adults. Sure there's the tug of childhood and nostalgia, the innocence of playing a game with clear rules and clear winners. But somehow these board games live in an unconscious dream-realm where they represent something more than the detritus of playtime. All the while she is painting them in the context of living in Los Angeles, a cultural capital filled with pop art and pop culture.

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
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 and titled on the back.