Profile

I am an artist and web developer from Montana. I currently reside in beautiful Boise, Idaho where I work at Creative Soapbox. I am co-founder of Enso Artspace, an artist collective with an exhibition space located in Garden City, Idaho.

My artwork combines identifiable, organic shapes and unrecognizable forms in vibrant large scale paintings and intimate works on paper. It has appeared in galleries and alleys from Massachusetts to Ontario and in various books and literary journals. My paintings were chosen for the 2010 Boise Art Museum Triennial exhibition and in 2009 I was awarded an artist in residency through BODO's AiR program. I often collaborates on projects with my husband, the poet Adrian Kien. We spent a year living in France, where I explored the landscape and created new bodies of work. ensoartspace.com

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Press

Boise First Thursday: Artists take risks with 'Unfinished'
(Idaho Statesman - Jan 3, 2012)

Meta Q&A: Kelly Packer
(Nov 6, 2012)

Kelly Packer Q&A (Art Crush Part 2)
(Aug 30, 2012)

Nathan Dang and Kelly Packer at VAC
(Boise Weekly - Aug 10, 2011)

Bones and Piss
Artist Kelly Packer exalts the commonplace

Featured artist article by Katy Dang
(Boise Weekly - Nov 8, 2006)

New Boise program gives temporary homes to artistic process
(Idaho Statesman - Feb 5, 2009)