Beneath the Persimmon Tree – Poetry and Process

Exhibit Dates: March 22 – April 28, 2024 |

Opening Reception: March 23, 4-6 p.m. |

Artist Talk: March 24, 2 p.m. |

“Beneath the Persimmon Tree: Poetry and Process,” is composed of several series of works that have been ongoing for a few years, as well as new works just completed. The works reveal visual and conceptual layers that collectively create a conversation between us and the natural world.

Kelly Wagner Steinke is a visual artist whose process-driven works often evoke ideas of paradox, reflecting simultaneously both vulnerability and strength. Encompassing dichotomies such as the delicate balance between order and chaos, life and death, matter and spirit, she embraces an inclination toward tactility through her innovative use of materials.

She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds Master of Arts degrees from the University of Houston, Clear Lake City and from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has also studied at other art schools including Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School, and the Art Students League of New York.

Kelly has lived and worked in a number of cities in the USA, including Chicago and New York City, but currently her home and studio are in Austin, Texas.

Exhibit Underwriter: Georgetown Art Works