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Artist Kerri Ammirata-Finding Your Center

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

In this episode I talk to the Queens-based artist, Kerri Ammirata. Kerri was born in Long Island and partly raised in the Midwest. She earned her MFA from Boston University in 2010 and a BA from Anderson University in 2006. Her first New York solo exhibition 'Deep in the Knowing' was last month at Space 776.

Kerri’s work is in the form of painted shaped panels that utilize the grid and geometry. Her work responds to home altars and the idea of a spiritual domestic space. In this interview we discuss her studio practice, her work in non-profit art spaces, finding your center after it's been rocked, vulnerability in your work and depression which she also addresses in her work.

I find Kerri's work deeply meditative, work that allows you to reflect on how you are connected to the passage of time in your life. The use of tick marks as a life line, compasses and moon cycles invites the viewer to contemplate where they are both physically in this world and spiritually. You can find Kerri's work online at and on Instagram at kerri_ammirata.

Home Altar, 2018 acrylic and oil on wood, 88 x 192 x 22 inches, variable

Centered Failure, 2018, acrylic and oil on panel
 Dims: 69 x 67 x 9 inches, 3 parts, variable

terra incognita, 2018 oil on wood, 10.5 x 12 inches

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