Closed for Installation. 2023 Senior Art Exhibition opens April 14, 2023.

  • Kelley Lane '13
  • Seekers
  • 2020
  • Alcohol ink on yupo paper
  • 24 x 8 inches
  • Courtesy of the artist

Kelley Lane chose Hendrix because of its liberal arts environment and small student body. While at Hendrix, she served as the college’s student Media Chair, supervising the radio station and student publications. She also served on the Student Senate and played on the tennis team for two years.

She was heavily involved with the college’s Art Department, particularly through printmaking courses with Professor Melissa Gill. Because Lane had an interest in graphic design, she worked with Gill to incorporate typography into her work. By combining relevant courses at her previous school with independent study courses at Hendrix, she earned a secondary emphasis in Graphic Design.

Lane graduated in 2013 with a double major in International Relations and Studio Art. After graduation, she earned an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She now serves as a federal government consultant at Deloitte Consulting and resides in Austin, TX. She also owns Kelley Lane Design, LLC, offering branding, print design, and art direction services for businesses, advertising agencies, and government organizations.

Overall, working full-time has decreased Lane’s time for creating art, but quarantine has provided increased opportunities for artistic creation. After taking a class in alcohol ink, she continued experimenting with the medium and created Seekers.

Seekers examines our reliance on the eyes to discern the real state of the Coronavirus pandemic. We look to medical professionals to gauge the pandemic’s severity, we look to government officials to understand how to act in response, and we look to the news media for additional information or accessible explanations. However, the information provided by these sources is often incomplete or conflicting, necessitating attentiveness and critical thinking on behalf of the viewer. The six eyes thus symbolize the multitude of sources providing information, but also the necessity of fact-checking and broadening that knowledge.