Kelley Devine, Texas Sculpture Group
From Houston, Texas
My work aims to illustrate the oppositional forces within the human psyche as the individual struggles to balance expected and assumed roles that modern life places upon them. Using information we are inundated with regarding culture(s), policy, relationships, appearances and general social expectations I incorporate the concept of how self-perception and internalization differ from the perceptions and assumptions of others within society as a whole by combining materials, applications, or images that are often visually and psychologically contrary to one another. I seek to create a sense of balance by combining pieces of the human form with unexpected materials so that they become pleasing, or at least provoking objects.
Kelley Devine is a Houston-based fine artist who works in a variety of media to explore issues of society and self. Devine received her BFA at Southeastern Louisiana University, co-founded several businesses before managing special projects for the Houston Arts Alliance, then going on to becoming a full-time artist. Currently, Devine continues to work as a full-time artist while completing her MFA at Houston Baptist University.
Kelley Devine describes herself as "a mother, artist, entrepreneur, and avid cyclist" stating that her art helps communicate what she sees as the opposing forces within the human psyche. "As a painter and a sculptor, I strive to incorporate the concept of how self-perception and internalization differs from the perceptions and assumptions of others by combining materials, applications or images that are visually and psychologically contrary.”