Thank you for taking the time to review at my artwork. I’m available for commission, installation work and more of my work can be seen at http://www.KarrieRossFineArt.com call me at 310-915-0920, California time.
My work is driven by my personal energy. My passions and desires.
I am particularly drawn to symbols and shapes, not only in form but in the concept of repetition, patterns and the continuous movement and expression of energy. At the inner-most workings of the atom is a vibration… THAT is what is the source… our generator of personal energy, all that we are.
I’m driven to ask questions, the child-like “WHY?” and tend to assign names to my work in the form of questions and statements… which are actions and actions are energy directed.
Bringing science and art together in concept and form is what I’m working on with this series. I believe that my work keeps vibrating my energy through the strokes and spirals and this energy fills the room where the painting is placed.
Have you ever viewed a piece of art and are strangely uncontrollably attracted to it… and wondered why? My belief is that the two energies, yours and the art, either vibrate at a similar frequency creating a feeling of calm and safety
the two energies vibrate at different frequencies one in which the art vibrates to stimulate the viewer to action. Either way it’s a win/win for the viewer… the art lives for them.
This energy vibration is me, my focus, my passion…
and it’s shared with you in my art.
Karrie Ross is a mark maker visual Artist.
A native to Los Angeles, California, Karrie Ross was exposed to a vast range of experiences throughout her life. Her parents appreciated ART of all kinds and her childhood was rich in many ways from learning what creative balance was to how to use power tools. Karrie is a survivor. She learned to take care of herself at an early age and has been doing so for most of her life. Her art comes out of her struggles and joys of living. You might see a whimsy on the outside but on the inside there are the everyday things we all experience. Fears, insecurities along with the normal wants and needs of day-to-day living and making ends meet. Karrie’s art is her way to manage the bombardment of all this… when asked “What would she do if she didn’t have it?” she shook her head and responded, “I wouldn’t want to try.”
Karrie’s art started being shown around Los Angeles in the 1980s, her purpose was to be seen, learn to talk about her art and create a collectors base. She works in both watercolor and oil as they seem “more alive” and pen & ink or pencil for her never-ending fascination with doodling.
Professional sales began in the 1990s, being represented by a High-Point Gallery that worked with the decorative industry and for the next 12 years her paintings were found hanging on the walls of hotels in Japan and New York, and commercial, residential, and retail venues such as: IDA, Macy’s, FAO Schwartz, MayCo., Dillards, Sax Fifth Ave, Gladmans, Coach, JCPenney’s, Khol’s, FredMyers, AGI, Hirshbedner, etc. as well as displayed in high-end interior design showrooms like Baker Design at the PDC. Media exposure: TV and cable shows CSI Miami, The Standoff, Entourage, Medium; Movies: Shadowboxer, Burn After Reading to name a few. Karrie’s artwork can be found in private and corporate local, national and international collections.
Ross’ art has been featured at: the Lancaster Museum MOAH, the Brand Library, the Annual International “Ink and Clay” exhibition at the Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona; LA Artcore Union Center for the arts; three Museum location traveling show 2014-2015, to the grand Salone d’Ingresso of Il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Italy and at the OMA Oceanside Museum of Art and RAM Riverside Art Museum in California; the Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery; and interviewed by two Arts Entertainment shows, as well as exhibitions at galleries local and regional. She is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association; and Artslant.com, the #1 Contemporary Artist Network website, has spotlighted her work among first round Showcase winners for both painting and mixed media. Her art and exhibitions have been written up in publications such as Cartwheel, Thrillist/LA, Hollywood Today, Topanga Messenger, Santa Monica SUN, American Chronicle, Santa Monica Mirror, the Examiner, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, to name a few.
AWARDS: Spiral Series: Energy Bloom subset have won honorable mentions in two juried art award shows and one for the Blossoms II National show. The “Portraits” series, the head of “Freedom” won an honorable mention in the 2012 Whole9 Traveling Peace Project. And “As the Cloud Weeps: Bejeweled Bird” won 3rd place in a local show in 2013. She is also an award-winning author of a non-fiction and childrens book.
Karrie runs an award winning graphic design business (over 25 years) that specializes in the design of fiction and non-fiction books, and collateral for self publishing authors, services, products and small businesses. She consults on brand recognition, marketing, merchandising, and on how to create a web-presence. She served on the Board of Directors for the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles for 4 years in the 1980s.
In the end, Ross is about the seeing of oneself and the knowing of ones personal energy. Her work is her on going creative exploration.