Debbi Kenote is a Brooklyn based artist and curator. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2016 after moving from the West Coast. Since then her work has been exhibited in group shows at The James A. Farley Post Office, Lucus Lucus Gallery, Art Lot in Redhook, First Street Gallery, The Peekskill Project, Unibrow Art Auctions, Flat Rate Contemporary, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show. In August 2018 she completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont. In addition to curating pop up exhibitions out of her apartment gallery, Kenote also curated exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in 2017 and 2018. She maintains a studio practice in Bushwick in Brooklyn. Nature, specifically the forested terrain of the Pacific Northwest where Kenote grew up, has always played a vital role in her life and artistic practice. As nature contains a duality – it is both a safe-haven and an area of vast unknown - so does Kenote’s work contain a mix of various emotions. Travel also greatly informs Kenote’s practice. As she explores unknown territory, purposefully wandering, Kenote remains open to whatever may come her way or be around the next corner. This exploration is also found in her process, where shapes and colors are intuitively played with, culminating in paintings and works on paper. Apart from creating shapes out of the works themselves, Kenote explores shapes on the surface as well. She creates some forms intentionally, while others find their way into being organically. The resulting abstract imagery elicits undertones of both landscape and the figure, while ultimately remaining uniquely psychedelic and mysterious.