About the Artist

About Kerrie Warren

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Artist Kerrie Warren was born in Melbourne Australia in 1968, moving location regularly with her family she experienced an unusually transient lifestyle. The artist believes that it was this early experience of packing up and moving on that initially inspired the wondrous sense of movement and rhythm that she strives to achieve in her artwork today. 

As a young child she became aware that a sense of feeling could be evoked through the lyrical assemblage of words and felt enchanted by simply sighting their rhythmic structure on a page (poetry). In a painting or sculpture, the artist finds it is this same sense of rhythmic, undulating movement and poetic configuration of line, form and colour from which a sense of liveliness is perceived that intrigues her most.

In 2016 Warren completed her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne.  An experience which provided an academic opportunity for her to step away from the studio and critically analyse her creative practice…

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Kerrie Warren with her painting 'Up for Rural Review' 2017
Artist Kerrie Warren with painting ‘Up for Rural Review’ 2017

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“I came to find Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting many years ago whilst completing a Diploma of Art in Ceramics – I would drip and pour glazes freely onto the dry surface for varying effects. I took this a step further during a Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy where I used similar techniques to express and impress myself upon the canvas.”

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Kerrie Warren with a work in progress in the ceramic studio 2018
Kerrie Warren in her Ceramic Studio 2018

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Later on in life I learnt (through injury) that I have a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – skeletal, which made sense as to why I tend to work downwards ‘on the floor’. It wasn’t until I heard viewers of my work refer to ‘Jackson Pollock’ that I became aware of his work and the synergy between our processes.  Whilst exhibiting in New York in 2009, I took the opportunity to view Pollock’s work first hand at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art. I took a coach trip to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at Long Island and walked across the paint spattered floorboards of Pollock’s studio… a deeply memorable experience.”

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Today the artist is settled in Crossover Victoria, a beautiful location where she built her painting studio and renovated the pottery. A creative hermit who works amidst rolling green hills, content cows, happy alpacas and a diversity of wildlife that comes and goes. 

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