Multidisciplinary artist, Kelly E. Potter’s work investigates the bridge between wild and the man-made.
Through painting, sculpture, and video mediums, she studies the power dynamics and communicative relationships between humans and nature, particularly those of Northeastern plant and animal species that have a strong capacity to adapt and thrive in our increasingly industrialized environment. Her visual art emerges from preliminary studies of animal activity within seminatural locations in the Berkshires, MA. Using motion activated cameras and tracking animal acitivity, 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 as an artist assistant 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 oil painting, ceramics, modelmaking, and academic figure sculpture. Potter currently works from her studio in Easthampton, MA. Her current body of work integrates oil painting, motion activated cameras, and sculpture.