Solo and Group Exhibitions (Selected)

 Annual Ongoing Exhibitions and Shows

·       Boston Arts Festival - Boston, Massachusetts (Since 2017)

·   Mistletoe Art Fair - Cambridge, Massachusetts (Since 2017)

·       Waterfall Arts - Handmade Show - Belfast, Maine (Since 2017)

·       South End Open Studios - Boston Arts Center- Boston, Massachusetts (Since 2017)

·       Beacon Hill Art Walk - Boston, Massachusetts (Since 2016)

·       Arts at HarborFest - Boston, Massachusetts (Since 2016)

·       Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Arts & Craft Sale - Boston, Massachusetts (Since 2016)

·       Brookline Open Studios - Brookline, Massachusetts (Since 2011)

2019

· Picnic Craft Fair - Portland, Maine

· Society of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Festival - Brewster, Massachusetts

· Salem Arts Festival - Salem, Massachusetts

· Arts Fest Beverly - Beverly, Massachusetts

·       SoWa Open Art Market - Boston, Massachusetts 

· Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair - New Paltz, New York

2018

·       Boston Women's Market at Spaceus -  Roslindale, Massachusetts

·       JP Open Studios - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

·       StoveFactory Gallery - Valentine Boutique - Charlestown, Massachusetts

·       Lincoln Arts Project - Love & Fate - Waltham, Massachusetts-

 2017    

·       Laconia Gallery - Nasty Woman Boston: A Resistance Art Exhibition - Boston, Massachusetts

·       Arts Market at Greenway (during Tall Ships) - Boston, Massachusetts

 2016

·       WeWork - Visiting Artist for ArtWeek - Boston, Massachusetts

 2013                     

·       Rourke Art Museum - Of Memory, Bone and Myth - Moorhead, Minnesota 

 2012                     

·       Front Street Coffee House - The Monsters Of Artwork!!! Kessler/Lowther/Macfadzen - Salem, Massachusetts 

·       Moseian Center for the Arts (formally the Arsenal Center for the Arts) - 30 Under 30 Exhibition - Watertown, Massachusetts

2011 - 2012

·       Allston Open Studios - Allston, Massachusetts

2011      

·       Kosmos Lane Gallery - Tokyo, Japan

·       Risky Artists Association - Hour of Lead (The only artist representing the United States) - Saltillo, Mexico 

·       Kiernan Gallery - In Time, exhibition and featured artist - Lexington, Kentucky

 2010                         

·       Philadelphia Photo Arts Center - Daydream Nation - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

·       Rayko Gallery - The Last Kodachrome Show - San Francisco, California

·       New Visions Studio and Gallery - Hour of Lead - Scranton, Pennsylvania 

·       Marin Museum of Contemporary Art - Dreams and Revelations - Novato, California 

 2009                          

·       Project Basho- ONWARD 2009 Exhibition - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Experience (Selected)

 2019

·       Fish Factory: Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland. Artist in Residence

2018 - 2019

· United South End Artists- Member. Boston, Massachusetts

2017 - 2019

·   Commission to design the Children’s Hospital Palliative Care bereavement card

2017 (Ongoing)

·       "Analogue Culture", writer for a recurring column in Photopreneur Magazine. Printed by Arts Stories LLC, New York, New York

2016 - 2017  

·       Beacon Hill Art Walk- Assistant - Boston Massachusetts

·       Boston Arts Festival- Assistant - Boston, Massachusetts

2015 - Present    

·       Cambridge Artists Cooperative- Assistant manager to artist-run cooperative - Cambridge, Massachusetts

2008 - 2018    

·       Evelyn Berde- Artists’ Assistant and Manager - Brookline, Massachusetts

2009 - 2016                

·       Leaving The River: Artist Director, curator and artists’ assistant for the traveling exhibition and installation

Curated exhibitions:

2013: Simmons College- Boston, Massachusetts

2011: Brookline Arts Center- Brookline, Massachusetts

2011: The West End Museum- Boston, Massachusetts

2009: Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Boston, Massachusetts

2014                           

·       TEDxFenway “Grit and Resilience”- Assistant to artist and speaker, Evelyn Berde - Boston, Massachusetts

2012-2013

·       Peabody Essex Museum & Artex- Art Handler and Photographer for 2013 Collection Move - Salem, Massachusetts

2010                           

·       Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Teachers Assistant for Abelardo Morell’s Intro to Black and White Photography course - Boston, Massachusetts

2008-2011             

·       Harold Feinstein- Intern and darkroom printer - Merrimack, Massachusetts

2008-2010               

·       Photographic Resource Center- Intern - Boston, Massachusetts

2005-2006               

·       Ran Blake- Assistant and photographer to Musician - Brookline, Massachusetts

 

Publications, Awards, Honors & Such (Selected)

2019

· A5 Magazine- Featured Artist for Portfolio #23. Online and in print. Published in Liverpool, United Kingdom

2018

·       Life Raft Zine- 3 pieces featured in the "Nature" Issue of the feminist centered zine. Published in Wilmington, Delaware.

·       Dum Dum Zine- "Two-Lips" used as a collaboration with poet Yvonne Amey's "Terrible Librarian". Published in Los Angeles, California.

·       Photopreneur Magazine- Analogue Culture Column, Writer: "The Charleston Tintypist". Published in New York, New York.

2017

·       Secret Knock- A Fanzine for Children's Book Lovers: Limited Edition, Featured Artist. Published in London, England

2014                           

·       The State of Things: Hand bound book by Sarah Pollman of 3200K, Featured Artist. Published in Boston, Massachusetts

2013                           

·       3200K, Featured Artist. Based in Boston, Massachusetts.

2012                           

·       Colortek: Artist of the month for October. Boston, Massachusetts.

2011                            

·       Indy Photobook Library- Hour of Lead became part of permanent collection. Curator and collector, Larissa Leclair’s pick for the best of women, self-published photography books (2012). Washington, D.C.

2010                           

·       Hour of Lead: Hand bound book published by John Steck Jr. of the Make Book Blog. Limited edition of 22 (included 2 artist proofs). Published in Boston, Massachusetts

·       Photo Week D.C.: Hour of Lead book featured. Washington, D.C.

·       Photographer’s Forum: Finalist for Best of College Photography 2010. Includes photograph printed in publication

2009                          

·       Women in Photography International: Honorable Mention in self-portrait category

 

Public Permanent Collections (Selected)

·       Booklet Press & Library- Tokyo, Japan

·       Indy Photobook Library- Washington, D.C.

·       The Brookline Public Library- Brookline, Massachusetts

·       Benedictine University- Lisle, Illinois

 

Education

2008 - 2010    

·       Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography - Boston, Massachusetts

2006 - 2008    

·       School of Visual Arts- Foundation Studies, Photography - New York, New York

 

Art is available for sale all year round at:

· Cambridge Artists Cooperative - 59A Church St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 in store and online at www.cambridgeartistscoop.com

· Notown Goods - 23-B Village Inn Rd., Westminster, MA 01473 - www.notowngoods.com

 

Please contact Ariel for a complete list of exhibitions and collections. ariel.kessler@gmail.com