The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140 or Katie Davis, artist programs coordinator, at katie.davis@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-4421.

Kelley Booze

Website: http://www.kelleybooze.com

Bio

Kelley Booze studied the Columbus College of Art and Design, graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in Fine Art in 2009. In addition to exhibiting and maintaining a studio practice,  she has taught various classes and workshops both independently and with several institutions. Her artwork has exhibited and is part of public and private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently, Kelley has been awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence award for 2021, been published in a national arts publication, and has partnered with organizations on public art projects.

Booze’s work focuses on the familiarity of overlooked environments that are suggestive of growth and decay. Each composition includes elements from her surroundings that explore the relationship between the natural and man-made with details such as grass emerging from cracks in the pavement and lingering remnants of industry.