I am an Artist: Kellyann Gilson-Lyman
1. What does art mean to you?
Art is the act of creating beauty.
2. Why are you an artist?
Within me is this constant progression of new art & design concepts, which I work to articulate annually in my collections. It’s a love affair with the process of color, design, concept, articulation, exhibition… over and over again.
3. Why do you use the medium that you use?
In all my artwork, abstract paintings, photography, & 3d sculptures, there is an intrinsic interest in fluidity. The mediums: paint, ink, pen, pencil, glass shaving, wood, fabric, paper, sequins meld to articulate the organic nature of my art practice. All working toward a fluid presentation of line & form & composition in the finished work of art.
4. Is there a concept behind your work? If so, please tell us about it.
Always concepts. I design & produce art concepts annually. It’s part of my process to determine a concept, most often reflecting positive aspects of our cultural identity. My colorist palette is considered in review, happy & delightful. Work that causes the viewer to pause & reflect positively.
5. What is the role of the artist in our society? and the Bay Area?
The role of all artists in society is commitment to their practice & production for the public at large. Art is for all to enjoy. Creative cognition in our culture is a benefit in all walks of academic life.