ART IS MY WAY OF COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS
I am an abstract expressionist painter working in mixed media. I choose to work non-figuratively because it allows me to connect to my inner world through my art. I generally start with a raw mark making process and then listen to where the rest of the painting wants to go - whether it be adding marks, colors, or obliterating what I already put down on the canvas. I primarily use acrylic, charcoal, chalk, graphite, and oil pastel. My paintings are created this way through an intuitive process eventually becoming an organic and spontaneous juxtaposition of color, lines, and marks. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly emotional and personal to me. Memories from my numerous travels abroad inspire the colors, shapes, and depth of my work; splitting my time under the big skies of Montana and the beautiful coastal waters of the Gulf infuses my work with the rhythms of nature and an expansive sense of space.
Kage Harp has been creating art since she can remember. Whether it was drawing on walls at age three or studying painting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, she has always felt a deeper sense of self with a paintbrush in her hand. Now with over 46 years experience in the creative world, her focus on color and design result in her creation of individualized and beautifully commissioned paintings for the design world. She currently splits her time under the big skies of Montana and the beautiful coastal waters of the Gulf, where she has two working studios and representation across the country. Her work has been widely collected in the United States and abroad.
2018 The Holter Museum, "Raw"
2017 Degas Gallery, "Recent Works"
2016 Stephen Isley Gallery, "Summer Show"
2015 Persimmon Gallery, "Winter Solstice Show"
2014 The Rare Bird Gallery, "Out of the Woods"
2013 BHive Gallery, Livingston, Mt "Recent Works"
2013 The Danforth, Livingston, Mt Group Show
2010 Persimmon Gallery, Bigfork, Mt "The Birds, Bugs and Bees"
Persimmon Gallery, BigFork Mt
BHive Gallery, Livingston, Mt
The Architect's Wife, Bozeman, Mt
Gallery Vibe, Naples, Fl
The Collective Dallas, Dallas, Tx
The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Ca
City College of San Francisco, AA Degree San Francisco, Ca
Aimone Art Workshop, Thomaston, Maine
The Painting Experience, San Francisco, Ca
Painting from the Heart Workshop, San Francisco, Ca