Artist | Faerie | Dancer
Artwitch and Creatrix Khiri Lee creates work steeped in sacred, ritual and performance art. Using mixed media and movement, she is inspired to work with myth and deities that are archetypically relevant in modern life. Each piece she creates is infused with intention. Each painting is a building block in a new mythos, chipping away at the old paradigm and creating a mythology unique to her place in the world. The result is a personal language of color, texture, rhythm, and beauty reflected in mixed media paintings, installation art, dancing, and zines.
She has a BA in Art History and 10+ years experience using community theatre to educate and create safe environments for the next generation of artists, performers, and leaders to express themselves. Heavily influenced by her time with the non-profit Turning the Wheel Productions, Khiri weaves embodied movement into her ever evolving art practice.
Her most recent public creations include the Healing Helix at Arise Festival in Loveland, CO, The Wishing Well Cavern at Enchanted Forest in Missoula, MT, as well as a solo performance in the Boulder International Fringe Festival, titled “Red Shoes.” She is the creator of the zines T H R I F T W I T C H, 52 Feathers, and 52 Facets. Each issue is filled with evocative mixed media art, combining magic, ritual, & history in an intimate format. She is inspired to re-myth life through paint, movement, and color.
Each of my paintings is created with intention, weaving symbolism, color theory, and sacred energy to manifest a powerful image for viewers to resonate with. My hope is for every painting I create to find a home with someone who is deeply moved by the work, and is encouraged to manifest their own wishes or dreams when seeing my paintings, a visual reminder for their own path.
Many traditions of sacred art work with the form of the circle. Mandala is loosely translated from sanskrit as circle, and has evolved from its original meaning in Buddhist and Hindu traditions to encompass a wide variety of ideas, ranging from Jungian explorations to 13th century Labyrinths. This pervasive and global connection of circles to the sacred captivates me, and is a form I consistently return to when painting. My personal style, loosely inspired by the mandala motif, has grown from a deep love of symmetry and magic. The mixed media elements I have developed come from a passion for printmaking, introduced to me in college, and deconstruction, inspired from my residency at the Art House. I create my own prints, patterns, and papers to cut and then reconstruct. This repetition of imagery speaks to the repetitive nature of wishing and storytelling, as if creating a visual mantra in every piece.
I create my own prints, patterns, and papers to cut and then reconstruct. This repetition of imagery speaks to the repetitive nature of wishing and storytelling, as if creating a visual mantra in every piece.
My love of performance began with Theatre Improv workshops. My repertoire of performance art interests has evolved to include street theatre, contemplative dance, fusion belly dance, to immersive theatre.
I began writing zines in 2018 as a way to commit to a weekly art practice. This has blossomed into a passionate adventure.
I also facilitate HeArt Zine Workshops.