K’era is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist who currently has a penchant for works on paper and a long term love affair with textile traditions from around the world.
Having previously launched a photographic derived textile company with a fellow designer, K’era desired to return to the art of creating by hand without the aid of digital and hi-tech tools. Her current mixed media work is based on intuitive art practice. Letting go of her analytical/judging mind, each piece is a non-linear story woven together of found fragments from the world around her. Her collaged paintings include found paper sourced from magazines, newspapers, and books as well as hand-painted paper along with her own mark-making.
In addition to her fine art practice, K’era collaborates with one of the few remaining American mills to transform her multi-media pieces into colorful woven throw blankets, pillows, and tapestries made of 100% hand-dyed cotton for home interiors. Cozy, casual, and comfortable, the woven goods are an extension of K'era's affinity for textiles and functional art made for everyday use and enjoyment.
K’era graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in textile design, though she spent a great deal of her professional career in public relations until recently returning to her artistic calling. When in the act of creating, time stands still for K’era. There is no past, there is no future but just the present. Her work is a reflection of her mood, with color and brushstrokes and mark-making heavily representing the essence of a feeling, emotion, or thought in the exact moment.