|Kerry Vander Meer||
Medium: Mixed media: found objects
Size: 6" x 10 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Vander Meer received her BA in Art from San Francisco State University, and her MFA in Sculpture from Mills College, Oakland, California. Her work tends to resemble natural morphology: skin, fragments of organs, or cells. She creates tensions or contradictions by using hard/rough with smooth/soft, and by using unlikely materials together. Vander Meer combines man-/woman-made parts with manipulated organic shapes.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Ultimately Perfect, California Craft Museum, San Francisco, 1993; Installation, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California, 1991; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, 1990; Introductions 1990, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, 1990; Atlantillian Images, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, 1985; Concourse Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, 1981; and The Dance, Fiberworks, Berkeley, 1981.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Mirror, Mirror...Gender Roles and the Historical Significance of Beauty, The Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, 1994; Identity: Media and Representation, Works, San Jose, 1994; Measuring Up, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, 1994; Art As a Forum For Social Change, Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, 1994; 6 x 9, Victoria Room, San Francisco, 1994; Pretty Little Thing, Ohline College Art Gallery, Freemont, California, 1994; 1920 The Subtlety of Subversion, The Continuitey of Intervention, Exit Art, New York, 1993; Art Gala, Oakland Museum, California, 1993; Beauty, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1993; and Behold Her, Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, 1993.