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"I capture time and place onto a two dimensional surface thus exploring interplay between perception and reality. I look at limitations on our perceptions, not just in how it affects what we see but how it develops social constructs and in understanding our society.
How much of our perception is cultural and/our due to our own experiences? How are beliefs formed or modified by how we see another person and what we consider important about how they look? What assumptions are we making based solely on visual perception?
Through my art I want to explore what is reality and how something is perceived using both interaction and multi-dimensional projects based on two dimensional work."
January-March 2018: Mpls Photo Center‘s Game Day USA (Super Bowl), curator: Brian Peterson, Minneapolis, MN, USA
December 2017: Richmond Art Gallery, Group Show, People’s Choice: Best Image, Umbrella (At the Docks), Richmond, BC
June – Sept 2016: City Hall Galleria, Richmond Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition: Exploring Steveston: the Fraser, Richmond, BC
April 2016: Gallery at the Tsawwassen Library, Tabula Rasa Exhibition, Delta, BC
Nov-Dec 2015: Delta Arts Centre, Fraser River Landscapes, Eclectic 2, Delta, BC
February 2015: Photohaus Gallery‘s EROS, Male Nudes, Vancouver, BC, Canada
December 2014: Photohaus Gallery: Winter Salon. “Skytrain I & II”, Vancouver, BC, Canada
December 2014: Federation Gallery: Digital Exhibition, “Fraser River”, Vancouver, BC, Canada
November 2014: Federation Gallery: Ten Squared, three equine figures, Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 2014: Turkmen cultural images, Photohaus Gallery: Wanderlust, Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 2014: PHOTOgraphie, Roundhouse Gallery, four selected, curated by Mary Nealis & Allan Bailey, Vancouver, BC
March/April 2014: Mpls Photo Center‘s The Visual Narrative, curator: Susan Burnstine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
February 2014: Photohaus Gallery‘s EROS, two nudes, Vancouver, BC, Canada
December 2013: Hijab 1 & 2 in Photohaus Gallery, Socialconciousness, curator: Katie Huisman, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Feb 2016, 2017, 2018: BC Home & Garden Show, BC PLace Stadium
Oct 2016, 2017: Vancouver Home & Design Show, Vancouver Convention Center
April 2017: West Vancouver Spring Home Show, West Van Rec Center
Steveston based artist Kerri-Jo Stewart discovered a love of photography while capturing the beauty of the equine athlete. She has an extensive background with horses, including both as a competitor and researcher. Kerri-Jo has been involved in endurance riding for a number of years and was top five in North America in Competitive Trail Riding in Sweepstakes earnings and the Western Canadian Champion. She also has a degrees in exercise physiology and her masters research in exercise physiology studied performance in racehorses.
Kerri-Jo then expanded her new passion for photographing horses to capturing other things through the lens, although she tries to continue to include horses in her work whenever possible. Being an artist is just Kerri-Jo’s latest career after evolving through various jobs, including military officer, intelligence analyst, event coordinator, research scientist, horse breeder, mother and documentary photographer.
Travel has always been another passion, from running away in Chile as a teenager to cycling over 5,600 km throughout Europe to Nord Kapp (at 73 degrees N) as a young adult. Over the last few years Kerri-Jo has photographed events and celebrations around the world, earning numerous photographic awards and designations, writing articles in magazines and publishing several photo books. She has covered events in China (meeting with presidents and getting blessed by a Dala Lama reincarnate), Iran (twice, including living with a tribal community in the north for three months), Turkmenistan (nine times for Turkmen Horse events and once for their Independence Day celebrations), Uruguay (covering endurance horse racing) as well as a foodie and adventure tour in Argentina.
Movement intrigues Kerri-Jo and a single photograph simplifies reality down to a single moment that is lost to the human eye. She wants to capture that special moment, and explore what is reality in how something appears. Any change of time is a change of movement so by using camera movement and long exposures a moment is captured that can showcase something’s character in a unique way that is perceived but not normally seen. Her mixed media work reflects her personality through her perceptions, experimentation, and inquisitiveness. Kerri-Jo is always curious and her art is an exploration of how she sees the world around her.
“I portray what I see and my illusions can become questions for others to experience.”