" My work contains unrecognizable figures that exist in dreamlike environments that are removed from reality. The figures are draped in bed sheets and are always caught mid-action in order to reflect specific psychological and physiological states. Figures depicted without a recognizable identity force the viewer to engage emotionally and suddenly become a part of the narrative. The work presents a duality of playfulness and tension within spaces that we generally see as confined, intimate, and familiar. "
Callie Kiesow received her AAS degree from the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley in Menasha, WI and a B.A. from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She is now an artist living and working in Milwaukee, WI. She works primarily with charcoal and plaster and focuses on the human form.
21.8 x 29.5 in charcoal and pastel on paper 2021
20 x 16in charcoal and pastel on paper/panel 2022
12 x 12in charcoal and pastel on paper/panel 2021
22 x 32in charcoal and pastel on paper 2019
24 x 34in charcoal and pastel on paper 2019