Nov 1; Ananda Kesler at ART 52- Gallery Reception at Art Walk Ananda Kesler’s grandmother was a respected Israeli artist. Ananda’s early childhood visits to her grandmother’s studio, “a mysterious, magical
Nov 1; Ananda Kesler at ART 52- Gallery Reception at Art Walk
Ananda Kesler’s grandmother was a respected Israeli artist. Ananda’s early childhood visits to her grandmother’s studio, “a mysterious, magical place,” fostered her fascination with painting. After her family moved to Fairfield, Ananda began to transcend cultural boundaries – traveling the world to study art, printmaking, textile/surface design, painting and drawing in Italy, Iowa, California and Thailand. In contrast, or perhaps deeply informed by her travels, Ananda’s work explores and reflects her rich inner world.
Ananda describes her work as “inspired by memories, dreams, and subtle feelings difficult to describe with words . . . by inner landscapes and inner worlds.” Ananda reveals herself as an artist who practices painting “as a kind of Karma Yoga, a meditation in action . . . a search of the one realm with which all things are connected.”
Ananda Kesler has exhibited her paintings in galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Galerie Metanoia in Paris, France; Galleria Il Sottoportego, in Venice, Italy; LACDA, Corridor 2122 Gallery, Crussell Fine Art Gallery, Borrego Art Institute in California; David Barnett Gallery in Wisconsin; Teeple Hansen, Anomaly Gallery, Gallery 56, Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery, Oskaloosa Art Center, the FIGGE Art Museum and the Blanden Art Museum in Iowa; the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, the Freeport Art Museum in Illinois; and the Monmouth Art Museum in New Jersey.
Ananda currently lives and paints in Fairfield, Iowa.
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Art 52 Gallery
52 E. Briggs Ave