Interdisciplinary Course Topics:
Drawing, Three-dimensional Sculpture, and Creative Writing
Ms. Kiese’s writing and artmaking class offers students the opportunity to share and discuss their ideas while continuing their artistic studies. Students use creative writing to clarify and inspire their artmaking. In-class readings and discussions covering interdisciplinary topics in sculpture, drawing, and philosophy inspire students to expand their creativity. Ms. Kiese encourages students to seek inspiration from artists across all mediums, from poetry to visual art. Students then return to experiment with new directions in their work in sculpture or drawing. People from all artistic backgrounds, including poets and writers, are welcome to this highly inspiring class.
Silya Kiese’s lively demonstrations and lectures related to interdisciplinary topics in fine art, contemporary sculpture, installation, light-art, and mixed media have inspired many students. Ms. Kiese attended the Art Students League of New York; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her M.F.A.
A distinguished lecturer in art, philosophy, and art history, Ms. Kiese has spoken at the School of Visual Arts, New York City; Rutgers University, NJ; and the Silvermine School of Art, CT. She was a visiting artist and lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany; Seattle Pacific University and Evergreen State College, WA; and University of California at Berkeley. Her life-size sculptures, installations, and light-art are exhibited internationally.