Artists of Hawai‘i 2017: Kasey Lindley

Kasey Lindley (O‘ahu, b. 1983)

Bio: Kasey Lou Lindley was born in San Francisco, Calif., and raised in Utah. She studied at the New York Studio Program, received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, and her masterʻs of fine arts degree from the University of Connecticut. Lindley has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in New York City, Boston, Salt Lake City, India, Germany, Turkey, and Croatia. Kasey lives and works in Honolulu.

Statement: Nature, the act of play, and technology are the main subjects that I explore. With each theme in mind I create multimedia installations that evoke an awkward and playful sense of energy and humor. My aim is to transcend the barriers of a given art medium, and to blur the boundaries between disciplines. My interest in landscape and nature derives from the American southwest in which I was raised. I grew up surrounded by incredibly beautiful landscapes that continue to amaze me, and my early fascination with the outdoors grew into obsession. As a result this work is a response to, and exploration of, environmental concerns. Cell phone towers fabricated to look like trees parody our culture's conflicted need to exploit and conserve the earth. Using a wide range of media, I wish to articulate, understand, and emphasize the artificial within contemporary landscapes.

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