ABOUT

CHERYL H. KINDERKNECHT is a mixed media artist currently residing on Florida’s west coast. Originally from Kansas, her formal art training includes an art degree from Fort Hays (KS) State University. Her work is exhibited in local galleries, juried regional and national shows and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Artist Statement

As an artist with a visual impairment, my actual vision is a secondary process used in my artwork – – – I rely more upon my “mind’s eye” with its panoramic visual memories and emotional context to drive my work. Dreams, metaphors, ancestral ties, and memories are conjured up from my inner landscape, while the shapes, textures and colors of nature further anchor and inform my work.

I am most at home when I create from an intuitive perspective, letting my subconscious serve as the catalyst and guide for my artistic expression. I like to believe that my limited, fragmented and flickering vision brings an unexpected perspective and intuitive freedom to my creative process.

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Awards & Recognitions
InSights 2019, APH, Louisville, KY (upcoming exhibit, winners notified – Second Place, 2D)
Inspired Identity, Ikouii Creative, Atlanta, GA  (Best in Show)
55th Annual Art of Possibilities Exhibition; CKRI, Minneapolis, MN (Third Place, Mixed Media)
Visions from the Mind 2018; APH, Louisville, KY (Honorable Mention, Mixed Media)
Rev Up/America Through My Eyes; Hillsborough County Center, Tampa, FL (Distinction Award)
54th Annual Art of Possibilities; CKRI, Malvern, PA (Juror’s Selection/Commemorative Cards)
Annual Members Show 2018; Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL (Honorable Mention)
22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition; BMRI. Malvern, PA (Best in Show)
22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition; BMRI. Malvern, PA (Charles W. Hennessy Award)
Annual Members Show 2017; Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL (First Place)
Visions from the Mind 2017; APH, Louisville, KY (Second Place, Mixed Media)
Art InSights 2016; APH, Louisville, KY (First Place, Mixed Media)
Time Will Tell; Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH (Juror’s Mention Award)
Unlimited Potential; Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (Merit Award)
Annual Members Show 2016; Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL (Third Place)
Matters of the Heart; Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL (Honorable Mention)
InSights 2015; APH, Louisville, KY (Honorable Mention, Mixed Media)

 
2015-2019 Publications
VSA Florida/Regents Bank 2019 Calendar (January image)
University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability 2019 Calendar (March image)
805 Literary and Art Journal 2016 Selected Anthology (Cover Art)
805 Lit Online Literary & Art Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Current Galleries Representing Work
Artists’ Market. Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
Divine Excess. Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL
Fun Girl Gallery. Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL

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