Kathi Packer Studio
Medium: Oil painting, drawing
Description: Exploring figuration and abstraction based on my African experiences
Connecticut artist Kathi Packer creates imaginative tableaux-like paintings of wildlife habitat using her video and photography while traveling on safari in Africa. She explores the vulnerability of migratory species experiencing persistent drought and the effects of climate change.` Packer has lived throughout the Midwest, New Orleans, New York and New England. Settling in Connecticut, she received her BFA at the Hartford Art School in 1993. Since then, Packer has held seven Solo Exhibitions in New York City and over 100 selected exhibitions throughout New England. Her work is included in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the UConn Medical School, the Phoenix, and Hartford Hospital. She has received numerous awards including fellowship grants from the CT Commission on the Arts, The Greater Hartford Arts Council and residencies in Italy and Costa Rica. Her work has ben reviewed by Charles Munitz of www.BostonArtsDiary.com, Patricia Rosoff and others. Douglas Hyland, Director of the New Britain Museum of Art contributed an introductory essay to an exhibition catalog. Kathi Packer is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York.
Tour Location: Arbor Arts Center 3rd Floor #310