About the Work and the Artist
Keri King is a cross-disciplinary artist, based in Providence, RI. She received her BFA in Illustration with a Concentration in Creative Writing from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. Upon graduation, Keri founded an experimental theater arts project. A joyfully irreverent feathers and sequins donning dance troop, the Danger! Danger! Birds performed musical vignettes and comedic skits that harkened back to turn of the century traditions of vaudeville and burlesque. Today, Keri’s visual art and writing reflect her love of art and entertainment history and are sprinkled with clues about her own personal history.
In addition to her creative practice, Keri is a dedicated educator and an active member of her arts community. Keri currently teaches art to students at the Wolf School, a K-8 private special education school located in East Providence, RI. She has also taught performing arts workshops on the subjects of vaudeville entertainment and the “Roaring Twenties” to students ages 8-14, through teaching artist programs such as I Was There at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and Open Enrollment at Providence City Arts for Youth. Her professional service includes work with the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the Providence Children’s Film Festival and the RISD Museum.