Kailey Barthel is a visual artist working primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she received her Bachelor’s degrees in both Fine Arts and Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her MFA at the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA in Baltimore, MD. After graduating, she was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center for their January 2019 session, and will be an artist in residence at the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho for the September-November 2020 session. Imagery in her paintings and prints come from her own memory as well as from film and theatre sets, photos she takes or finds in print and online, and from browsing online real estate listings, all of which she combines in a search for the uncanny or unsettling in a domestic space where one might normally expect or desire safety and familiarity. She currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.