About the Artist

About Kerrie Warren

Abstract Expressionism – Action Painting – Contemporary Art Australia

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 Image of Kerrie Warren in the Studio
Courtesy of the Warragul and Drouin Gazette, June 2019
Photographer: Michael Robinson
Image of Kerrie Warren in the Studio
Courtesy of the Warragul and Drouin Gazette, June 2019
Photographer: Michael Robinson

Kerrie Warren was born in Melbourne Australia in 1968, moving location regularly with her family she experienced a transient lifestyle. 

The artist wonders if 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 feelings 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 enjoyed dripping and pouring 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.”

It wasn’t until others made reference to ‘Jackson Pollock’ that I became more 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 to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at Long Island and walked across the paint spattered floorboards of Pollock’s studio… a deeply profound experience.”

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Kerrie Warren is settled in Crossover Victoria, a beautiful location where she and her husband built a large painting studio / gallery and renovated a pottery (open by appointment).

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