81 Fluorescent light tubes, forklift wheel
Contingent Sculpture 1.1
In Good Company
Rounded Corners, Pointed Curves, 2020
Josephine Sculpture Park
279 cm x 94 cm x 100 cm
Concrete, exercise balls, glass
Metal curtain rod, marble tile and interior house painting on plywood.
A tumor a day, 2020
86 x 84 x 154 cm
latex rubber sheeting, white sugar pearls, rocks, pins, steel.
Endless, Nameless, 2020
97 x 38 x 139 cm
Steel pipe, steel, vacuum hose, pigment.
Kiah Celeste is a multi-dimensional artist whose work for the last four years has transcended fitting into one category or medium. Living a peripatetic life from her native Brooklyn, to Berlin, Barcelona, Vienna, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and now Louisville, as well as her concerns for environmental sustainability have catapulted her approach to art making to a non-category. Although completing a BFA in photography in 2016, Kiah Celeste moved to a world of production in three dimensions. She primarily uses recycled industrial and synthetic objects and builds them into abstract forms alluding the organic; their stability reliant on the interdependancy and embrace of the objects in question. Celeste’s conceptual work and research focuses on social stigmas and conditioning that have permeated her life and identity such as the neglect of Black women in America, obsession of self in the media, corruption in the medical world and medical device industry, and gentrification in Brooklyn. Kiah Celeste currently lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.
(Upcoming) Swivel Gallery, Saugerties
The Shape Of Things
All The Best,
A Thought Is A River
Saratoga Spring, NY
The Right Side Down
NADA Miami with Swivel Gallery
Before It Falls Apart
University Of Kentucky Art Museum
Reflect, Reframe, Remake, Remodel 40th anniversary exhibition
Visual collaboration for Noisebody album, HEAT, with Zone Catalogue
Available on Youtube, Spotify etc.
It Is What Is Not Yet Known
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
A Howl Is Also A Prayer
Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
|ndustry Fossils & Germinating Sunshine
Balance Bath III
Josephine Sculpture Park
Rounded Corners, Pointed Curves & Of Few Words
A Sort Of River Of Passing Events
3 person exhibition
Kennedy Heights Art Center
Revolutionary: Being American Today
Majlis Pop Up
Shiekh Shack October 2019
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Centre D’Arte La Rectoria
Mesh And Flesh
Sant Pere De Vilamajor, Barcelona, Spain
Beychen Opening Show
Insolence: The Prerogative Of Youth
For The Memory
SUBVENCIONES / COMISIONES2021
Artadia 21C Louisville Award
Inaugural 10K unrestricted grant recipient
Artist Relief Trust (ART)
Elevator Artist Grant
Foundation For Contemporary Arts
FCA Emergency Grant
Louisville Arts Network and Lift Up Lou
Louisville Arts Network Micro-Commission
Bickel, Megan. Refuse, Reused: A Review of Kiah Celeste at Document, NewCity.
9 May 2022
Art Forum Art Guide MUST SEE list
Weiss, Natalie. Review of The Graceful Instability of Kiah Celeste’s Art, Hyperallergic.
22 September 2021
Filchak, Ryan. Review of Kiah Celeste at Quappi Projects, Louisville, Burnaway,
4 March 2021
Kissel, Hunter. Review of It Is What Is Not Yet Known, Ruckus Journal.
28 February 2021
Starowitz, Sean. Review of “It Is What Is Not Yet Known”, Under Main Newsletter.
27 February 2021
Oberdick, Jessica. Review of A Howl is Also a Prayer, Ruckus Journal.
26 February 2021
“Art of Gravity, Ep. 07 Kiah Celeste’s It Is What Is Not Yet Known, with John Brooks and Mary Clore.”
Gnadinger, L Autumn, director. Art Of Gravity, episode 7, Ruckus, 2021.
25 February 2021
Weiss, Natalie. Review of In Kiah Celeste Exhibit, Discarded Materials Find New Life, Wfpl.
16 February 2021
Carstens, Ian. “Kiah Celeste: Glass Breakfast Q&A.” Ruckus Louisville.
19 August 2020
Bickel, Megan. “Q&A: Kiah Celeste and Material Agency :: AEQAI.” AEQAI RSS
27 June 2020
Noah Barker, Spring Themes :: Obsolete Staircases
5 June 2020
Christopher Carter, “Refusals and Offerings: Revolutionary Identity at the Kennedy Heights Art Center” :: AEQAI
15 February 2020