Kalley Fosso

Throughout her fine art works, Fosso implements process in order to create abstract compositions. She is highly influenced by materiality and observation. Creating with painterly mark making - she portrays her inspirations of nature - both its physical traits and historical aspects - upon the canvas. Fosso uses a mixture of mediums including acrylic paint, watercolor, charcoal, charcoal powder, oil based pastel, chalk pastel, graphite, and spray paint. The act of her creating results in a picture field full of texture, color, depth, and history. 

As well as being trained as a visual artist - Fosso also has a passion for graphic design. Throughout her designs - she excels in layout, typography, and illustrations. She strives for originality within her design pieces, so often times she incorporates aspects of her studio practice within her designs. 

Fosso currently resides in Pennock, Minnesota, where she is working at the Clara City Herald - a local newspaper - as their graphic designer. She has been trained as a fine artist, designer, and art historian at Bethel University of St. Paul. She is the recipient of the 2018 Raspberry Monday Award and the 2017 Cameroon Booth Memorial Painting Award. Her works have been exhibited in several shows including: a solo exhibition at The Change Hair Salon (2019), Paradise Center for the Arts Healing Arts Gallery (2018 - 2019), Fourth Annual National Watermedia Juried Exhibition (2018), a group exhibition at the Minneapolis Convention Center (2018 - 2019), Finding a Place Among the Space (2018), Contemporary Nature (2018), Raspberry Monday (2017), 6x6x2018 (2018), Its Fine, Art. (2018), a solo exhibition entitled It Started In Tettegouche (2018), Something From the Summer (2017), Dexterity/Synergy (2017), and Raspberry Monday (2017). She recently studio assisted with Minneapolis based visual artist Jil Evans and is now pursing her own career as a professional artist and graphic designer.

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