kerri shadid is an oklahoma city-based poet and visual artist. she was the 2014-2015 space artist-in-residence at the skirvin hilton hotel in downtown okc. she has had solo and group shows at galleries in oklahoma city, tulsa, norman, and lawton. before returning to oklahoma city, kerri studied un peacekeeping as a fulbright student at mcgill university in montreal and received her master’s in the humanities and social thought from new york university.
my poetry and art are often absurd or whimsical and celebrate playfulness and curiosity. i create artwork using my hand-marbled papers, turning them into adorable animal scenes, abstract art, and handmade books of poetry. i also write spontaneous, custom poems for visitors to my poetry stand, which i often perform around the metro and the region.