FAMILY ART PROJECT
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Works by Luise Kaish and Morton Kaish are in the collections of many of the world's major museums:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art
Their diverse work continues to spark the imaginations of critics, curators and collectors alike.
Luise Kaish and Morton Kaish's legacy to American art evolves and grows through their mentees including daughter, Melissa, and grandchildren, Robert and Kathryn. Their passion for art inspired the founding of the Kaish Family Art Project.
A woman ahead of her time, Luise Kaish was one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale.
Her work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
She was among the first women to receive the American Academy's prestigious Rome Prize.
Morton Kaish’s light and color-filled works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum.
Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights.
"We are like the whirlwind in the center of which is the place of quiet. We search for the realities of our visions, the edge of the universe within ourselves, all knowledge, all reason, all passion of the soul.
Everything we do is in us, and we discover it."
–Luise Clayborn Kaish
The primary objective of the Kaish Family Art Project is to promote and exhibit the ongoing work of the Kaish family
. . . as well as to preserve, display, advance scholarship, and research the work of Luise and Morton Kaish.
The Project sees great aesthetic, philosophical and educational value in offering a view of the step-by-step development of a creative artist, from earliest years to final statements, and provides unique insight into the creative process through the collection of Luise and Morton Kaish.
AN EYE FOR NATURE: PAINTINGS & PRINTS BY MORTON KAISH
February 16 - May 12, 2019
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
December 5, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Manolis Projects Gallery
SPRING RISING: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS & PRINTS
National Arts Club
October 2 - October 27, 2017
Butler Institute of American Art
April 2 - July 9, 2017
WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY:
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
October 24 - November 27, 2019
The Century Association
On permanent view
On permanent view
ETERNAL LIGHT: TWELVE TRIBES
On permanent view
Kat Kiernan joined the Kaish Family Art Project as Associate Director in 2019. The former Director of Panopticon Gallery and Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, she brings extensive experience as a curator, writer, and arts administrator. Read More.
Artist & Adviser
Morton Kaish has an active studio practice in New York City. His paintings, drawings and prints can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum, among others. Read More.
Strategic & Financial Adviser
Jon Dorfman is Senior Managing Partner and CIO of Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative investment manager. Jon brings over 30 years of experience in the areas of finance, business, and legal contracts. Read More.
Gerard is a multidisciplinary freelance illustrator and BFA graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. At the Kaish Family Art Project, he contributes strong skills in image editing, printing, photography, and studio organization
Elisabeth is a dual-degree graduate of The New School. An active member of the NYC photography community, Elisabeth contributes professional experience with image-making, post-production, and the re-organization and preservation of analog and digital archives.
Susie is a painter with a background in arts administration and logistics. She brings her diverse experiences as an artist assistant, art handler, and graphic designer to KFAP to manage artwork inventory, design print and digital assets, and maintain our digital presence.
Sarah McCollum Williams
Sarah McCollum Williams joined the Kaish Family Art Project at its founding. The former Deputy Director of the National Academy Museum & School, she brings diverse experiences as a museum, marketing, and publishing professional.
Carolyn comes from a family of artists and has always enjoyed working in the arts. She draws from her background as the co-founder of the Off-Broadway theatre company the Hourglass Group to manage the financial planning and logistics of day to day operations of the Kaish Family Art Project.
For research, exhibition, and sales inquiries, please use the form or call (929) 260-4077.
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