loud colors

the art of Cory Jaeger-Kenat

Welcome to Loud Colors

Wow...a whole lot of a water has gone under the bridge since this website was first launched in 2001. I originally built it to market my online resume and portfolio writing business, hence the italics.us web address that has never felt quite right to discard. The idea of displaying fine art in cyberspace was a brand new then, and nudged me into self-taught web design, my 'Coding for Dummies' books always at hand. Remember, 2001 was almost prehistoric in tech years, long before youtube or smart phones.

I wanted to display my paintings spontaneously and connect to patrons in a more casual, direct way. My work was known in those days as quite autobiographical, daring, and vulnerable, and often spurred the desire for one-on-one conversations. The potential of combining the internet with art was dazzlingly evident in the Nine Wishes Project of 2004, where I created small artworks as talismans of agape love to people all over the United States, Canada, and even Australia--all from my humble apartment.

Today, I'm mostly focused on cataloguing all the works from those years, keeping them in one place and in a context that will demonstrate their common message of nurturance, honesty, humor, and hope, despite the scars. I am also currently working on a series that is exploring the stories of women in the Bible in a new and personal way. An outdoor tile installation, called the Living Stones Project is in progress as well, designed to provide a visual sanctuary in my rundown, at-risk neighborhood. The older I get, the more I study Monet and the famous French luncheons that were the basis for many of his paintings. I seek everyday to make art, to notice and enlarge the poignancy of being alive, but sometimes that celebration might not be a work on the easel, but instead a homemade apple pie baking in the oven.

Life is so very immense and rich and along with it, so is art. I tend to think these days that art is not so much an object to make, but a way to live. Art is my grateful prayer for just being here.


CV

EDUCATION
1995 Recieved Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Minor in Art, Montana State University-Billings, Billings, MT. Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 not deliverable as addressed, Jenner Art Gallery, Jennerstown, PA
2006 tasting glamour, Michael's Cafe, Altoona, PA
2006 Cambria County Library, Johnstown, PA
2005 ten things learned in ten years, Artspace, Billings, MT
(Solo retrospective on a decade of art-making, as well as a silent, sold-out art auction)
2004 private rooms, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 nine wishes, ongoing website project at www.italics.us (receiving national attention)
2003 men, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2003 invisible, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2002 untitled exhibition, Eleven-11, Billings, MT
2001 miscellaneous, Ft. Peck Summer Theatre, Glasgow, MT
2001 pressed beneath a heavy sky, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT
1997 private gardens made public, Idaho Falls Center for the Arts, Idaho Falls, ID
1997 sanctuary, Myrna Loy Center for the Arts, Helena, MT
1996 mydieval faire, Cold Mountain Pottery and the Kaleidoscope Gallery, Billings, MT
1996 ballads made of mist, Cafe Jones, Billings, MT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 small jewels, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT
2006 world family, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT
2006 storefront display, Spinelli's @Central Park, sponsored by the Bottleworks Art Center, Johnstown, PA
2006 crescendo!, Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts benefit, Lafayette, CO
2005 regional showcase, Bottleworks Art Center, Johnstown, PA
2005 the artful word, The Zonta Club, Venture Theatre, Billings, MT
2004 swing dance and silent auction, Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts, Lafayette, CO
2004 bordeau & doisneau, Colorado Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2004 holiday arts festival, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2004 Idaho Falls Center for the Arts, Idaho Falls, ID (with artist Lissa Herschlab)
2004 life works, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
2004 biennial art auction, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
2004 expanded horizons, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2003 expanded horizons, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2003 24th annual juried exhibit, Custer County Art Center, Miles City, MT
2003 holiday arts festival, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA
2003 3rd Annual Wild West, Nicholaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2002 small works auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2002 color dance, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT
2002 art and politics, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
2002 yellowstone art museum associates' auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2002 artists' miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2001 disclosing October,Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
2001 29th annual art auction, Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2001 artists' miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2001 the figure, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
2000 emerging artists,Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT of six artists
2000 anything goes, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT
2000 emerging women artists, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT Group show of six female artists
1999 northwest pastel society show, Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR. International
1999 yellowstone art museum associates' auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
1999 millenial exhibit, Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT
1999 art and politics, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
1999 women artists of the west, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT. One of seven regional artists
1998 anything goes, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT
1998 introductions, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
1997 anything goes,Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT
1996 electrum xxv, Helena Arts Council, Helena, MT
1996 women's vision, Corvallis Arts Center, Linn-Benton Council for the Arts, Corvallis, OR
1996 national now(national organization for women) auction, Billings, MT
1996 aclu, 10th annual art auction, Emerson Art Center, Bozeman, MT

PUBLIC ART AND COMMISSIONS
2006 dedication of ‘Hastings Library' painting, Miner's Medical Center, Hastings, PA
2006 "Rock of Ages", personal painting for patron
1996 Stained glass window design, Larry's Construction, Gillette, WY, in collaboration with Helen Robinson,
1996 Community benefit poster, YWCA Gateway House, Billings, MT
1995 Logo, Yellowstone Bluegrass Association, Billings, MT

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Bronx, NY 2001

ONLINE ART REGISTRIES
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Artist Space—the Irving Sandler File Online, New York City, NY
Maryland Arts Council Visual Artists Registry, Baltimore, MD

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS
2001 Toucan Gallery Workshop, "Exploring the Personal in Art-Making"
2000-2001 Community Education Center, art instructor teaching art history, art technique, and art psychology
1999-2001 McIntosh Art Company, teaching regular workshops on art

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2006 Kasey Miller, "Painting Dedicated to Memory of Fire Victim", Star Courier, Northern Cambria, PA
Ruth Rice, "Regional Art Exhibit", Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA 2006
2004 Jaci Webb,"Life Takes Form in Art",Billings Gazette
2000 "Danforth Gallery Welcomes Painters, Sculptors Tonight", Billings Gazette
1996 Corby Stonebraker, "Women's Art," ArtSpirit, Corvallis, OR
1996 Christene C. Meyers, "Art from the Heart", Billings Gazette, Billings, MT
1994 Christene C. Meyers, "Six Pack is Varied Effort", Billings Gazette, Billings, MT

LECTURES/PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2001 "Writers and Ruminations", Donna Davis interview on Channel 7, Billings, MT
2001 "Butterflies from Stones", autobiographical slide presentation and lecture, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT
1996 Lecture, YWCA, Billings, MT

EDUCATION
1995 B.S. in Psychology with Art Minor (High Honors), Outstanding Award in Psychology, membership in three Honors Societies, Montana State University-Billings
Internship with Growth Thru Art, Billings, MT
Taught a unit on portraiture and art history to the developmentally disabled


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