Watercolors by Kiley Busko
Join us on Friday, October 7, from 6 to 9 pm as we celebrate the opening of Granulating Fauna, a new exhibition of work by local Sioux Falls artist Kiley Busko, who recently rediscovered her passion for watercolor painting after being inspired by the wildlife found in the Midwest. The exhibition will be on display from October 4 through October 31, 2022.
Kiley finds inspiration for her paintings from the local wildlife she sees while hiking and birdwatching. As much as she is inspired by the natural environment, she is also influenced by the materials she works with. The diversity of watercolor paints allows for both precision and spontaneity which Kiley merges within her paintings, using quick bold brushstrokes with large fluid washes to create a sense of movement and time. Using negative space and abstraction allows viewers to interpret what they are seeing. Kiley enjoys creating texture and depth by using salt, granulating watercolor paints and intentionally creating watercolor blooms. Kiley says she is inspired by the beauty of her subjects and tries to capture their unique personalities in her expressive paintings.
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Kiley received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduating she was awarded with the Windgate Fellowship from the Center of Craft, Creativity and Design. While living in Minneapolis she co-owned a custom furniture business with her husband Sam. She now lives and works in Sioux Falls, SD.