Bio & CV:
Chelsie Kirkey (b. 1987) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Figurative work of herself, her friends, her lovers and her environment, she invites the viewer to witness captured, intimate moments of her life. Her process to create begins with photography. She refers to her paintings as documented memories and employs her own photographs as a reference for many of her paintings.
As the emotions attached to the perception of this instant subconsciously transcribe in her style and execution, she adjust her medium of choice from precision to quickness; from long meticulous detail oriented acrylic paintings to quick loose pencil drawings. Subjects and techniques vary within necessity, moods and seasons, but all her work strives for the same dream: to capture the divine that resides in all things.
Duo Show – 2022
Chelsie Kirkey & Ramiro Hernandez – Intimate Revelations, F2T Gallery, Milan, IT
Solo Shows – 2019
The Factory, Seattle, August
Group Shows – 2019
The Untitled Space, New York, June 6th
Spoke Art x Juxtapoz, Juxtapoz Projects at Mana Contemporary, March 1st
While Supplies Last, Mount Analogue, Seattle, Feb 22nd
Group Shows – 2018
Martha’s Contemporary, Austin, TX, Oct 26
While Supplies Last, CBTY, Seattle, Sept 28
Park Life, San Francisco, Aug 3rd
While Supplies Last, Amandine Bakeshop, Seattle, March 8th