Colleen Kelsey is draftsperson and painter who primarily works on a small scale or on large wall drawings. Kelsey was born and raised in Centerville, OH. She received her MFA in painting from American University, a BFA from Asbury University and spent several summers studying painting at the Chautauqua School of Art.
Kelsey’s practice explores social political topics from the lens of a feminist. She is interested in the dialogue that exists between the self and the community. Working in series Kelsey explores topic of gender, motherhood and race within a picture frame.
Kelsey has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally with defining moments -- The Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, Commune di Corciano in Italy , Phyllis Weston Gallery, Linda Warren Projects. Kelsey received the 2002 Chicago CAAP Grant, and the 2001 regional National Society of Arts and Letters Small Sculpture Award. Her work is in private collections globally. She currently teaches at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH and is the Gallery Director at the Dayton Society of Artists. She lives with her husband the painter Jeremy Long and their three children in Dayton, OH.
For more information on Colleen Kelsey's work or to be added to the mailing list send an email to ckelseystudio(at)gmail.com or call 937-952-0246