Kathleen Werner has immersed herself in many different aspects of the artistic realm. At 20 years old she designed and opened a boutique called Zen, featuring Asian art, meditation pieces and teas from all over the world. From customers’ interest in the store’s decor and art, she went on to designing living spaces and continued on to integrate landscape and commercial design. She also designed and owned a gallery for large scale modern art in Arizona featuring creative local talent.
Kathleen’s interests eventually turned to a more architectural aesthetic. She completed a program at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. While there, she became interested in and inspired by the idea of creating interactive art, large pieces that could be both beautiful and useful. Concepts that could be an enhancement of landscaping or living areas while embracing true function.
Her initial project design Etazin, an interactive outdoor lounge chair and sculpture piece, is now a permanent installation at Taliesin West. The more recent Etazin Square incarnation has been added to the art collection at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Gainey Village. Kathleen and her designs have been featured in numerous websites and design magazines worldwide.
Currently living in the charming Upper West Side area of Manhattan, Kathleen holds a studio space in the Bronx where she is working on her current collections of large Ecliptic and Geotic series paintings.