Kiah Celeste is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Much of her recent work based in abstraction, concept and unconventional materials comes from a self nurtured curiosity, although she holds an academic background in photography and art history. The former plays with abstract forms, experimentative process, irregular material and color. Kiah’s conceptual work and research focuses on social stigmas and issues such as the neglect of Black women in America, the lottery business in low income communities, obsession of self in the media, corruption in the medical device industry and gentrification.
After graduating with a BFA from SUNY College at Purchase in New York, Kiah moved to Berlin and later completed a residency in Vienna, Austria, making short conceptual/abstract art films. Vanity Surveillance Project, conceived in Vienna, was on view at Dada Post Gallery in Berlin. Currently, Kiah has a studio in Louisville, KY alongside Beychen, a DIY gallery and performance space curated and operated by Kiah Celeste and Noah Barker.
Beychen Beychen Opening Show December 2018 - January 2019
Louisville, KY Solo Show
Insolence: The Prerogative of Youth
May 2018 - June 2018
For The Memory
SUNY College at Purchase BFA Photography 2012 - 2016