WATERKERNER - Mixed Media Artist

"Strength in Diversity" 2018-2019 Installation
Artist Statement:
"As a young artist growing up in New York, I was surrounded by acres of lush woods. Our mailbox was marked RFD #2 for “Rural Free Delivery”. When I left home at 18, I had no idea I would only live in huge cities surrounded by glass & concrete walls reverberating man-made noises. Throughout my successful artistic career, I find it absolutely captivating my body and soul are still magnetized by the beautiful outdoors. Nature will always be the origin of my awe and my greatest mentor of originality. I believe the more virtual our lives become, the more we crave creative experiences with the power to engage our senses and connect us to our feelings and others." Water Kerner

Brief BIO:
WATER KERNER began creating art at the age of 5 in New York. She received her BFA from MICA, and was awarded the highly-coveted Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Scholarship. At Skowhegan, Water’s talents were nurtured by distinguished & luminary contemporary artists including: Francesco Clemente, Judy Pfaff, Mark di Suvero, Ed Moses, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, and William Wegman. Water was honored with the distinction of the “Skowhegan Sculptor Merit Award”. In 1992 Water moved to Los Angeles to open the pioneering studio L@it2’d (“Latitude”), known as the first Hollywood animation boutique to create digital art for TV & Film studios utilizing cutting edge hardware and software on Apple computers. Lati2d garnered a myriad of creative awards and recognition over the 17 years Water acted as President, Director & Chief Artist/Designer for the company. Prestigious clients included: Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, David Fincher, Janet Jackson, Spike Jones, Jim Henson Company, Microsoft, Virgin Records, Propaganda Films, NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Lati2d was also selected for inclusion in the Walter Annenberg USC Incubator program and 25 creative industry trophies grace Water’s mantle at home, including two prestigious CINE Golden Eagles and the NAFDMA (National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists) Insight Award. In 2009 Ms. Kerner decided to focus on her fine art inspired by the magic of light, motion and/or sound in a 2000sqft. studio in Los Angeles. Her installations, sculptures and paintings have been shown in cities across the United States and abroad. For a complete list of Art Exhibitions, awards, reviews or information about upcoming Exhibits, Gallery and Museum shows, please see RESUME on this website.