KiKi Kaye, Mexico

1.All on Record, 2010 Acrilic painting with different elements attached, 32 inches diameter, US$ 1,400.00   2.Another Universe, 2014 acrilic painting with a lot of elements attached in different levels and a turnable transparent disk, 24x24 in., US$ 1,600.00   3.Dynamic, 2011 Oil Painting with silver Leaves and with lots of elements attached. A transparent Disc stands out. There are 3 dimensional levels. On the left frame side are a lot of little PC pieces attached, 39x39 in., US$ 2,200.00   4.Electronic Journey, 2011 oil painting Electronic Joureney has 4 Computer peaces attached to 3 of them are hanging below the Painting. One of them is in the middle of this Painting which you can turn around, 36x53 in., US$ 3,600.00   5.Magic, 2014 acrilic painting with structure and elements, 39x39 in., US$ 1,400.00   6.Ocean View, 2014 acrilic on canvas, resin,Ocean View” by KiKi Kaye. Painting on canvas and resin on the ocean area. There is one blue USB memory attached with my biography and photos of my artwork, 24x47 in., US$ 2,600.00   7.The Plan, 2010 Oil Painting is framed with aluminum, electronic elements attached in different levels , 72x63 in., US$ 6,000.00   8.Watch Traffic Light, 2014 acrilic on canvas There are on several levels electronics and other elements attached to. On the reverse side is a wooden board which is engineer to support the canvas, 28x24 in., US$ 2,200.00



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KiKi Kaye is German artist who was born in Shanghai China. She spent her early life in Düsseldorf Germany, where she finished her (Gymnasium) High school. Since then she has lead a very international life, living in Monte Carlo/Monaco, Scottsdale / Arizona and now, in Ajijic, Mexico, while also traveling to many other places. As a young woman she worked as a model, starting her career in New York City. Her career quickly evolved and she soon moved back to Germany to become the country leading Model. Modeling created a flood of opportunity to travel all over the world, which exposed Kiki to many different cultures. Being both curious and sensitive she took every opportunity to explore the visual culture of the places she travelled to, and it was these vastly different experiences and cultural influences that would evolve into her lifelong passion for art and impact her own budding artistic career. It helped make her the unique artist she is today.

Kiki Kaye started drawing as a child; it was one of her favorite pass-times. Once she started drawing, she really never stopped. It became part of her daily life and a way she expressed herself. 1981when she was a little older and still travelling around the world, she took the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed artists whenever possible. She worked with Jim Strong and Lu Bellamack in the United States; she was mentored by Theresa Pissani Winkelman in the United Kingdom and she studied with Ernst Bruzek in Austria to name a few. She joined workshops wherever she stayed. Aside from using workshops as a means to expand her artistic knowledge, she also studied for two intensive years at the Art Instruction School in Minneapolis, where she was awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon. KiKi Kaye artistic explorations have touched on many different mediums and ideas. She began with drawing as her base, eventually building on those skills by gaining expertise in realistic oil painting. During another chapter in KiKi's artistic life she acquired the skill of cartooning. Kiki invented her own cartoon called "The Zoomy Family", they are balloon characters; a family living in the clouds. There enemies are called the “Polluters" they also lived in the sky. After publishing 2 books about their high altitude adventures Kiki felt inspired to change her mode of expression again, and she returned to painting. She fully embraced her imagination and jumped into Abstract paintings. She slowly started introducing different materials to her practice and her paintings became combines mixture of painting and sculpture in which she would attach electronic technology components to paintings. She also started exploring narrative painting about the future. And finally figurative sculpture was added to her practice making Kiki Kaye practice a truly dynamic one.

Kiki Kaye is aware of the ubiquitous nature of electronics and our co-dependent relationship with technology. She can not help but wonder how radically our lives will change in the near and distant future as technology makes exponential leaps forward.

KiKi Kaye was recently honored with 4 Ribbons by "American Art Awards". She exhibit summer 2012 in Chianciano international Art Award / Italy and received a Certificate from Oxford University an Alumni Award “Special Mention”. Kiki Kaye has exhibited at the following places: 2014 April Exhibit in the Pears Gallery In Israel my Painting "Sex in the City" for all times, with a golden Certificate build into the wall. On the 18th of November 2013 “Artfinder” is going to be advertising on the London Underground, promoting their new program “Paintings for Posters”. Just to let you know, as part of this their poster will feature with my artwork "Sex in the City".

Selected Exhibitions:
2013 Solo Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, NYC, NY
2012 Bieniale 2012Art Award, Chianciano Art Museum, Chianciano, Italy
2012 "Xanadu" Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ USA showing my Art in there websiteGroup Exhibition, Galleria Dante, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 Group Show, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2011 Group Show, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2012 - 2011 Galleria Dante, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 Arrival and Departure JFK Airport New York
2010 Arrival and Departure, Puerto Vallarta Airport, Mexico
2009 Solo show: Quadro Galleria, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico2008 Solo Show, the Cultural Center, Ajijic, Mexico
2008 Group Show, Gallery Casa Rombo, Guadalajara, Mexico
1992 Exposition Internationals de Genes, Switzerland. (Awarded the blue ribbon)

Group Show, Galleria Rocher, France
Group Show, Gallery Art Monte Carlo, Monaco
The Animal Shelter Art Gallery A.C. Ajijic, Mexico
KiKi Kaye's work has been shown in numerous publications including the book International Contemporary Masters and the Artist Advocate Magazine where she was selected for the cover of the winter edition 2009. Most recently Kiki was featured on the online magazine Fine Art Views.
Kiki Kaye is represented in the website of the Hay Hill Gallery UK London

Artist Statement:
I am primarily interested in blurring boundaries between two dimensional and three dimensional forms while symbolically marrying the organic to the inorganic. My exuberant palette and reflective materials are integrally tied to my content about human potential, technology and our collective future. Circuit boards ignite ecstatic color fields of paint, cast feet stabilize crowds, and serene, introspective women connect to shiny cyber-ware in symbiotic relationships. With my work both people and electronic equipment bask in the glow of harmony where human dynamism and our technological triumphs reveal what we can be.