Berri Kramer

15 Bufflehead Lane Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Mailing address: PO Box 288  Kennebunkport, ME 04046

cell (207) 205-7150

berrikramer@gmail.com 

 

Artist Statement

My love of color, combined with travel to different cultures, brings continued inspiration for the creation of my abstract art quilts and paintings. The process of completing my Master’s study in Color and Design allowed concentrated studio time. My current work is the culmination of that endeavor.

My interest in color relationships leads to intricate work with complementary and tertiary color families. Travels to South America the Philippines and South Africa, on humanitarian missions brought me new palettes, new emotions and new visions that became my studio companions.

Education

2003 MA. Lesley University, Boston, MA: Color and Design
1973 BFA Kent State University: Design & Crafts, Minor/Art History, Kent, OH.

1971-72 One year study at City and Guilds College, London, England

Professional Experience

1993-present: President of Heartwood College of Art Kennebunk, ME Instructor: Color and Design, Exploration of Crafts, Book Arts

2015-present: Partner in LLC, Wholly Crow Gallery, Biddeford

1977-1997: Designer for Better Homes and Gardens

Representation

2019-2021Artemis Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

2017-2021  Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, ME

2016-2017 Arundel Farm Gallery, Arundel, Maine
2012-2013 Islesford Dock Gallery, Little Cranberry Island, ME

Exhibitions
2019 ”Storytelling in Textiles” The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, Boston

2019 ”Oh, So It’s You Again” Maine Jewish Museum, Portland ME 2017 “Asian Influence” Arundel Farm Gallery
2016 “100 Aspects of the Moon” Arundel Farm Gallery
2014 “Off Shoots” Center for Maine Crafts, Gardiner, ME

2013 “Art of the Barn” Brick Store Museum, K’bunk, ME
2012 ”Painted Details” Brick Store Museum, K’bunk, ME
2013 “Elephant Mountain” K’bunk Free Library and Shaw Library Greenville, ME

2009 Center for Maine Crafts, Gardiner, ME “Pared UP, Paired Down” & 2012 “Beneath the Surface”

2006 Brush Art Gallery “Art Quilts: NE/NY” Lowell, MA 2006 “Work Of the Hand” Center for Maine Contemporary Art,

2005 “Inner Strength”, photographs of the Women of South Africa. Kennebunk and Brunswick Library.

2003-2019 River Club Art Show, Kennebunkport, ME

2004 “Mbali” photo essay of a child headed household in South Africa, Kennebunk Library, Kennebunk, ME

2003 “Off the Wall” (solo), Heartwood College of Art
2000 “From a Distance” (solo) 45 Degrees Kennebunkport, ME

Awards

2011 Patron’s Prize River Club Art show
2011 Quimby Residency (one month), Portland, ME

Authorship

Shirt Stories: Notes the Quimby Colony Residency, 2011

Mbali’s Bracelets, a story of from South Africa ), 2006

Answered Prayers, a Rotaplast Journey of Hope: hard bound edition of photographs telling the story of surgeries on children with cleft palates, cleft lips and other physical deformities in Bolivia. Published by Rotaplast Press, 2000.

Handmade for Kids: Book of the Month, St. Martin’s Press, 1982 American Patchwork and Quilting (magazine), June 1993.

Comprehensive Multicultural Education by Christina Bennett, Front cover design, 2006