Born Innisfail QLD, 1988 Lives and works in Brisbane I Meanjin
Kahli Perkins skilfully creates luminous abstract paintings that reveal her commitment to materials, surface, light and colour. Evoking stillness, her works convey the beauty found in order, patterns and moments of quietude.
Her meditative ethereal paintings are borne of a painstaking process that involves physically manipulating the canvas into geometric forms prior to paint application. Using a unique spray technique, she builds layers of beguiling colour to achieve paintings that have an illusion of depth and that appear to glow from within.
Currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Kahli has been included in group exhibitions and recently presented a solo exhibition, Interference Patterns, at Grey Street Gallery in Brisbane. She is a recent finalist in the Sunshine Coast Prize 2021.