Silya Kiese introduces a pathway to understanding artful concepts. Abstract symbolism in paintings, sculpture, found objects, and photos are explored, reviewed, and revealed. The class is designed to open your mind’s eye to see how a broad group of artists have transformed reality through visual inventions, metaphors and varied experimentation. Have a notebook and some colored pencils on hand for the class.
Silya Kiese’s lively demonstrations and lectures on contemporary sculpture, live art, and installations have inspired many students. Ms. Kiese attended The Art Students League of New York and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her M.F.A.
A distinguished lecturer in art, philosophy, and art history, Ms. Kiese has spoken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, School of Visual Arts, the University of California, Los Angeles, Rutgers University, and the Silvermine Guild Art Center. She was a visiting artist and lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Seattle Pacific University, Evergreen State College, and University of California, Berkeley. Her life-size sculptures, light art, and installations are exhibited internationally.