Kerry Schroeder is a contemporary mixed-media artist. Her paintings are ethereal and abstract, yet rooted in the physical world, finding context and carrying underlying narratives. Strong dualities such as light and dark, the form and the formless, the raw and refined, imply simultaneous existences and worlds integrated. The multi-layered works reveal remnants and themes of a journey and a search. Using Nature as a language, she interprets both personal and universal experiences and the many cycles of life such as life and death, renewal, change, rebirth, transformation, evolving and devolving. Forms, marks and colors come and go through a larger, more expansive world, allowing the viewer to connect to something abstract, yet something very familiar.
Schroeder received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tulsa University, with an emphasis in Art History. Schroeder now works and lives in Portland, Oregon. Her paintings have been featured in exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States, including the Costello Childs Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta, and Arthouse in Austin, Texas. She has been featured in several national arts publications including American Art Collector. She was selected by Southwest Art magazine as “Artist to Watch. The Editor’s Choice for up-and-coming talent.”