I love to tinker with materials in meticulous and unexpected ways. While tinkering, I am processing my feelings, memories, hopes, life experiences, and connection to others; and my art is the language that I use to communicate with others to create a structure of support.
Since 2020, I have committed to using found or collected items. Currently, I pour discarded latex paint onto glass, let the puddles dry, then arrange the paint peels in a minimalistic and organic way. I focus on form and structure first—intentionally placing each acrylic peel so that it connects to and supports the others surrounding it, which is directly related to my life experience of searching for those connections and support. Sometimes, I stack and cut those paint peels, then create a “quilt” reminiscent of the Korean textiles that I grew up with.
I love the lack of control when pouring juxtaposed with the meticulous placing of the peels. Chaos and order are inherent in this process. It reflects life, where you take what life throws at you and try to make sense of it.
Bussie Parker Kehoe studied printmaking and drawing at the University of Virginia, then put her art practice on pause while she practiced law, started a family, and taught art to preschool-aged children in Washington DC. After a couple of family moves, the need to create could not be contained any longer and Bussie opened her first studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bussie currently lives in San Francisco with her family.
Permanent exhibit at Hotel Indigo, Winston-Salem NC April 2019 – present
Selected collection at The Drawing Room, 210 Clement Street, San Francisco CA
Selected collection available at Sfeer & Co, Winston Salem NC
Solo and Two Person Shows:
Maximalism/Minimalism, Beth Murray and Bussie Parker Kehoe at Red Dog gallery, Winston Salem, NC, April 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021.
Art at Camino, Camino Bakery, Winston-Salem, NC July 29, 2018 – November 4, 2018.
Selected Group Shows:
Heatwave online exhibition, Dodomu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY July 7-August 18, 2022. Group Juried Show.
Women Rising at The Drawing Room, San Francisco CA March 11-April 30 2022
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 4 at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA September 2021. Group Juried Show
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 3 at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA September 5 – September 25, 2020, Group Juried Show
Bond/Bound: Online Exhibition at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA April 15 – May 15, 2020. Group Juried Show
The Kitchen Sink Juried Exhibit at Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC March 6 – April 30, 2020. Group Juried Show
20/20 Vision, Associated Artists of Winston Salem Exhibit at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC January 28, 2020-May 1, 2020. Group Show
"The Little Things" Juried Exhibit at Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC November 1 – December 1, 2019. Group Juried Show
Associated Artists' "More Than Meets the Eye" Exhibit at Salem College Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC October 18, 2019-January 18, 2020, Group Show
Associated Artists' "Jurors Choice" Exhibit at the Every Corner Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC October 15, 2019-January 24, 2020, Juried Group Show
Buysomedamnart.com juried online exhibit April 24, 2019 – October 2019
Unbound and Unleashed Exhibit, Art for Art’s Sake Juried Exhibit at Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC August 2, 2019 – September 28, 2019. Group Juried Show
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 2 at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA September 6 – September 27, 2019. Group Juried Show
Eidolons Juried Exhibit at Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC February 1 – February 28, 2019. Group Juried Show
Winston-Salem All-Call Juried Group Show at Womble Carlyle Gallery in Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts October 5-October 29, 2018
DADA Members FALL Selected Show for SEPTEMBER, DADA Office/DADA Members Gallery at The Benton, Winston-Salem, NC September 2018. Group Juried Show
The Kitchen Sink Juried Exhibit at Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC July 2018 and July 2019. Group Juried Show
Jerez, Taryn, "the ART Beat of Forsyth Women", Forsyth Women magazine, March 1, 2021.
Daniel, Fran, "Local mixed-Media artist gets inspiration from children to create her artwork", Winston Salem Journal, January 23, 2021.