Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series

Outward Bound

Kiley Ames, "Outward Bound"

Project Description

Outward Bound depicts two young friends engaging with Los Angeles’s diverse cityscape on board Metro. The painting emphasizes the opportunities that unfold during public transit to build awareness, empathy and an appreciation for others.

About the Artist

KILEY AMES‘s work considers how fragments—from paint flecks to memories—inform perception. The Los Angeles–based artist earned a BA from UCLA, a BFA from ArtCenter College of Design and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. The recipient of multiple grants and artist residencies, Ames has exhibited her work in California, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.