IL, United States
About Kathy Halper
Past - Painter. Current - Textile Artist. Future - Who knows? Most of my work here is from my series "Friend Me", hand embroidered drawings and portraits that explored Facebook and the social media revolutions as it related to our youth and issues of privacy. As a mother of teenagers at the time, I felt the domestic craft of embroidery best conveyed my presence of a mother watching her children in a whole new way. My current series, which I am not posting yet, takes a mirror to my own evolution as I become an empty nester, a caretaker to my parents and someone who sees the future with far more immediacy than before. Stay tuned!
I studied advertising in the journalism school of the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked as a copywriter at many of the largest advertising agencies in Chicago before pursuing art.