Geraldine Kiefer


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Geraldine Kiefer
About the author

Geraldine Kiefer is a professor of art history and art at Shenandoah University. Her work consists of mixed-media drawings and installations comprised of abstracted and calligraphic map forms; subjects include Panama, Virginia and, most recently Iceland, with a focus on indigenous and European-exploratoration-based mapping and topography. She has received SU Faculty Development, Collaborative Research, and Funds for Excellence grants, as well as four consecutive grants from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for residency at the Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program. She has had two residencies each at the Taller Portobelo Norte Summer Art Colony (Panama) and The Porches Art/Writing retreat (Norwood, VA). Her most recent residencies were at the Red Cinder Center for Creativity on the island of Hawaii, Hawaii (2011); an independent research residency in Portobelo, Panama (2012); and the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Laugarvatn, Iceland (2016). Kiefer has had works exhibited in solo and juried art shows on an annual basis, and also curates historical shows of prints and engravings.