Multidisciplinary artist, Kelly E. Potter’s work addresses the complicated power relationships that exist between humans and nature. Particularly those surrounding plant and animal species that have a strong capacity to adapt and thrive in our increasingly industrialized environment. Her visual art is based on preliminary studies of animal activity within semi-natural locations of the Berkshires, MA. Using motion activated cameras and tracking animal activity, she aims to document an ecosystem known today as the Anthrome.
Kelly E Potter received her Undergraduate BFA degree in Studio Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus in painting, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Talent Award, George M. Wardlaw Scholarship, and Second Place Juried Junior Senior Show Award. Potter has worked and exhibited throughout several locations of New England including the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, Old Lyme Connecticut, and Brooklyn New York. She studied and worked as a Studio Assistant for the painter Marilyn Kalish for 8 years, and has assisted multiple artists specializing in both oil painting and ceramics. Potter currently works in Easthampton, MA as a Ceramics Casting Department Technician and Cornwall Bridge, CT in Woodfired Ceramics Production.