Improvisational and inquisitive, the work of Kiah Celeste speaks with a bold clarity of voice. An alchemist of the derelict and rejected, Celeste reshapes energy, inviting us to a feast of the senses, by serving ever-lasting-gob-stopper-like tests of natural laws. Celeste's work gives harbor to our sense of touch, evaluates our sense of self and complicates our common sense.-Ian Carstens
Kiah Celeste is a multi-dimensional artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Her most recent work transforms industrial and painterly forms into abstraction with unconventional recycled materials, variable color and experimentative process to make 3-dimensional works. This practice comes from a self nurtured curiosity and education, although she holds an academic background in photography and art history. 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.
Kiah currently lives and works in Louisville, KY.
Louisville's International Festival of Film
Louisville Film Society Short Film Slam