I am a mixed media artist, committed to working with found and discarded materials in meticulous and unexpected ways, transforming the unwanted into something unrecognizable and new. 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.
Currently, I pour old discarded house paint onto glass, let the paint dry, then arrange the paint peels in a minimalistic and organic way. I focus on form and structure first—intentionally placing each paint 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 assemble 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 is a San Francisco-based mixed-media artist. Kehoe’s found object assemblages combine her need for creative exploration and her lifelong love of hunting for treasures among discarded everyday items. Kehoe’s work is all about transformation and reinvention, challenging the viewer to take a second look at something that was previously unwanted or overlooked.
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 Kehoe opened her first studio in 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She now resides in San Francisco, CA with her family and works out of her Mission District studio.
Kehoe’s work has been shown throughout the United States. She has work in the permanent collection of Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem.
Selected collection available at Sfeer & Co, Winston Salem NC
Solo, Two-, and Three-Person Shows:
Lucky Seven, solo Stairwell Display at Pence Gallery, Davis, CA March 1-March 30, 2024 (discarded house paint wall sculptures)
Changed Intentions, three-person show at MAG Galleries with Denise Laws and Sarah Smith, San Francisco CA, August 4, 2023 — September 30, 2023 (discarded house paint wall sculptures)
Intimations of the Natural World, solo show at Woodbridge Gallery, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2023 - August 31, 2023 (discarded house paint wall sculptures)
Maximalism/Minimalism, Beth Murray and Bussie Parker Kehoe at Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC, April 1, 2021 - May 29, 2021.
Art at Camino, solo show at Camino Bakery, Winston-Salem, NC July 29, 2018 – November 4, 2018.
Selected Group Shows:
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 6 at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA September 1 - 30, 2023 (discarded house paint wall sculptures)
Kaleidoscope at Arc Gallery, San Francisco CA, May 13, 2023 — June 10, 2023
Pint Size at Transmission Gallery, San Francisco, CA January 6 – February 11, 2023, Juried Group Show (discarded paint on found concrete rubble)
Have You Eaten, Slip Gallery, Seattle WA January 6 – February 23, 2023, Juried Group Show (discarded paint wall sculptures)
Sea at The Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco CA December 3, 2022 - January 15, 2023, Group Show (discarded paint wall sculpture)
IYKYK at Hellvella Galery, Oakland, CA December 10, 2022 – January 6, 2023, Juried Group Show (discarded paint wall sculpture)
Mirror Material at Southern Exposure, San Francisco A, October 22-November 19, 2022, Annual Juried Group Exhibit (discarded paint wall sculptures])
Adaptation at The Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco CA October 1-November 14 2022, Invitation-only installations (discarded paint site-specific installation)
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5 at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA September 2-September 30, 2022. Group Juried Show
LAND, The Drawing Room, San Francisco CA July 30-September 4, 2022
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
2022 ArtSpan Amplify Juror’s Choice “Top Five Pick”
ArtSpan Juried Benefit Art Auction, San Francisco, CA March 31, 2023 – April 15, 2023 (discarded paint wall sculpture)
The Hospitality House THHE Auction, Live Auction, San Francisco, CA April 28, 2023 – May 3, 2023 (discarded paint wall sculpture)
Prismatic, Southern Exposure 2023 benefit art auction, April 29, 2023 (discarded paint wall sculpture)
I Like Your Work 2023 Spring Exhibition Catalog, March 2023
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.