Kelly Berger

KELLY BERGER

“Contemporary representational paintings” aptly describes Kelly Berger’s art. Drawn to bold color, light and perspective, her work has quickly garnered regional attention, inclusion in notable collections and a top award in the 2013 International Open Online Show, National Oil & Acrylic Painter Society.

Above all artistic inspiration, Kelly is moved by “raking” light. Recognized within the Denver art community as a colorist, she strives to achieve a bold “color story” in each piece. Her work integrates unique perspectives using overhead, high and low vantage points. Years of experience in visual communications have influenced the underlying graphic structure of her paintings.

“I’m drawn to strong color, powerful contrast and dramatic perspective.” ~Kelly Berger

Throughout her life, Kelly Berger enjoyed periodic forays in the art world including drawing classes at the Art Students League and Parsons in New York, as well as the Art Student League in Denver. Although largely a self-taught painter, she credits Denver artist Mark Nelson and her Brushstrokes partners, Kit, John and Anita, with much of her evolution.

She has been a member of Denver’s prestigious Brushstrokes Studio - Gallery since 2012. Her formative years in Nebraska and college in Iowa are evidenced in pieces depicting rural towns and plains. Her zeal for mountain life inspires mountain and ski themes while several years in New York City have driven Kelly’s passionate focus on urban themes.

SHOWS:

Kelly Berger Art
  • December 2012-2015: Holiday Miniatures invitational, Abend Gallery - Denver, Colorado
  • May 2015: Featured artist show, Longcoat Fine Art, Ruidoso, NM
  • 2012-present: Featured artist, various group shows, Framed Image
  • June 2013: Featured artist, Fine Art and Frame Company - Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2012-current:Ongoing four-person shows, Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery - Denver, Colorado
  • April 2013: Juror Award, International Open Online Show, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society
  • April 2013: "Grand Opening" (new location) Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery - Denver, Colorado
  • Dec. 2012: “Holiday Miniatures” group show, Abend Gallery - Denver, Colorado
  • Nov./Dec. 2012: Featured artist, “Winter Holiday” group show, Framed Image
  • October 2012: “Define/Describe” show, Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery - Denver, Colorado
  • August 2012: “All Colorado Art Show”, juried show, Curtis Center - Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • June 2012: Fine Art and Frame Company, Featured Artist show - Fort Collins, Colorado
  • April 2012: Brushstrokes 10th Anniversary Show
  • December 2011: Open Studio Show, Amy Dixon Fine Art
  • December 2011: Featured artist, “Winter Holiday” group show, Framed Image
  • September 2011: Featured artist, “Art For Life” auction benefiting Project Angel Heart
  • July 2011: “All Colorado Art Show”, juried show, Curtis Center - Greenwood Village, Colorado

Gallery Representation

NOTABLE INSTALLATIONS & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

  • Colorado Health Foundation, Denver, Colorado
  • Jackson National Life headquarters, Wisconsin
  • Denver Mayor's Office, Denver, Colorado
  • Visit Denver, main lobby, Denver, Colorado
  • Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, Denver, Colorado
  • The Children's Hospital Denver (main campus) - Aurora, CO
  • The Children's Hospital Denver (regional care center) - Denver, CO
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Aurora, Colorado
  • Kaiser Permanente (Arapahoe & Lone Tree facilities) - Denver, Colorado
  • Banner Medical Center, Ft. Collins, CO
  • South Gaylord Street Restaurant Group - Denver, Colorado
  • Meagher Energy Corporation - Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Cherry Creek National Bank - Denver, Colorado
  • Cherry Creek wealth management group - Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • BA Iowa State University
  • Coursework: Art Students League (New York City & Denver); Parsons (New York)
  • National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Associate Member
  • American Impressionists Society, Associate Member
  • Contemporary Fine Art International
  • Daily Painters of Colorado

PUBLICATIONS

  • May 2015: Featured art, 5280 Magazine (South Broadway art district feature; 5280.com Cherry Creek Art Gallery feature
  • April 2013: Contemporary Fine Art International “Visual Language” magazine (Artist Spotlight feature)
  • August 2012: “303 Magazine” (Online magazine feature)
  • April 2012: Southwest Art magazine (Brushstrokes feature)