Kelsey Irvin, ‘Storyline Bronze X’, Exhibit by Aberson

Storyline Bronze X by artist Kelsey Irvin is a colorful contemporary abstract and figurative storyline piece made of vintage ephemera, oil, acrylic, resin, panel that measures 72 x 6 and is priced at $2,200.

About the artist:

Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked. Irvin is driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge she seeks is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.

Artist Statement and CV:

Artist’s Statement

“I find myself collecting traces of people’s lives. Memories misplaced in need of recognition; old letters; vintage matchbooks; boxes of aging paper treasure. Using vintage ephemera in my work is a way to pay homage to those memories, those lives. In a world that is becoming more digital each day, I’m driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge I seek is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.

From Antoni Tàpies to Andrew Wyeth, I’ve admired artists with a deep sense of nostalgia. Their ability to bring life to the overlooked inspires me to the core.

The hats are a form of portraiture, each as unique as the person who chooses to wear it. The figures are often subtle beauties. This is another balance between the old and the new. Vintage elements expressed in contemporary times. These women tend to resemble those of the past. Their body language is more classic, less presumptuous, and their faces sometimes hidden. The hats they wear allow for anonymity and subtlety while expressing confidence and beauty at the same time.”

CV
Exhibitions:

2017 California Cool Art Auction 2017 Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

2017 Unfolding Stories Solo Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2017 2017 Annual Group Exhibition Craighead Green Gallery Dallas, TX

2017 Selections Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2016 Summer National Juried Exhibition Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Novato, CA

2016 Nostalgia Solo Craighead Green Gallery Dallas, TX

2016 Palette to Palate Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

2016 Impressions Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in association with Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature Event

2016 Patterns Attleboro Arts Museum Attleboro, MA

2016 Ethos Art Spiral Art Gallery at Mykonos Blu Mykonos, Greece

2016 62nd Annual Juried Exhibition Pensacola Museum of Art Pensacola, FL

2016 Art Party 2016: The Obvious Choice Craighead Green Gallery Dallas, TX

2016 California Cool Art Auction 2016 Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

2016 January Group Exhibition Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2015 Art2Give The Blender Gallery Athens, Greece

2015 Raw Purity KMFA in association with Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature Event Laguna Beach, CA

2015 61st Annual Juried Exhibition Pensacola Museum of Art Pensacola, FL

2015 Kinari + Ethos Athens, Greece

2015 Rock – Paper – Scissors Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2015 Selected Works Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2015 Amazing Steals Auction 2015 Salt Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Nature’s Mirrors Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in association with the Art & Nature event at the Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Group Exhibition Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Juror for: Sylvia White Gallery 2014 Collector’s Choice Ventura, CA

2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle, WA

2013 Sylvia White Gallery Juried Exhibition Ventura, CA

2012 Sylvia White Gallery Be A Saint Ventura, CA

2012 Contemporary Art Catalogue White Stone Gallery Philadelphia, PA

2012 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2012 International Artexpo Pier 92 New York, NY

2012 Fine Art & Faith Exhibit White Stone Gallery Philadelphia, PA

2011 Solo Show Studio Chameleon Newport Beach, CA

2011 International Artexpo Pier 94 New York, NY

2010 HD Expo Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

2010 International Artexpo Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York, NY

2009 International Artexpo Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York, NY

2007 Small Surprises Perrell Fine Art Hollywood, CA

2006 New Work Riviera Home Laguna Beach, CA

2005 Anniversary Riviera Collections Newport Beach, CA

2004 Selected Works Richard F. Brush Art Gallery Canton, NY

Selected Public Collections:

International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction Santa Fe, NM

The Venetian Macao Macau, China

Quintess International Florence, Italy

Elad, The Carlyle on Wilshire Los Angeles, CA (Owners of the Plaza Hotel)

Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino Singapore

JUST Building Residential Towers Dalian, China

The Ritz Carlton Residences at LA Live Las Angeles, CA

Knightbridge Asset Management Newport Beach, CA

Vintage Senior Burbank, CA

CBS Studios Studio City, CA

Kaiser Permanente Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Anaheim, Carson, South Bay, CA

Tustin Memorial Medical Center Tustin, CA

The Irvine Company

Durango Development Corporation

Fusion Mortgage Corporation

Quintess International Miami, FL

Quintess International New York, NY

Christopher Homes Las Vegas, NV

Quintess Leading Residences of the World New York, NY

Mission Plastic Surgery Ladera Ranch, CA

Prolant, Ltd. London, England

Calvary Methodist Church Waymart, PA

Griffin Residential Corporate Offices Corona, CA

Taylor Morrison Irvine, CA

Archstone Marina del Ray, CA

Burnham Benefits Irvine, CA

Platinum VIP Lounge Premiere Beach Resort Greek Riviera

Bick Law Group Newport Beach, CA

Selected Private Collections:

Rizzone Residence Corona del Mar, CA

Mr. Abdullah Battal Newport Beach, CA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sue Greenwood Residence San Juan Capistrano, CA

Ms. Mia Michaels Hollywood, CA

Schlein Residence San Clemente, CA

Ms. Claudia Roxborough Balboa Island, CA

Kort Residence Palm Desert, CA

Sultan Consolate of Saudi Arabia Newport Beach, CA

Hadley Residence Fall River, MA

McCarthy Residence Laguna Beach, CA

Bren Residence Laguna Beach, CA

Heil Residence Laguna Beach, CA

Haralambous Residence Las Angeles, CA

Mr. Jan Michaels Honolulu, HI

McGeary Residence Honolulu, HI

Theophile Residence Costa Mesa, CA

Ms. Vicki Clark Corona del Mar, CA Amelia Island, FL

Mr. William Earon Boston, MA

Mr. Richard Yukes Las Vegas, NV

Danz Residence Laguna Beach, CA

Mr. William Ruskin Honolulu, HI

Mr. Larry Ruskin New York, NY

Mr. David Pennington Palm Springs, CA

Barr Residence Monarch Beach, CA

Amans Residence Long Beach, CA

Agajanian Residence Newport Beach, CA Cape Cod, MA

Specter Residence Newport Coast, CA

Chau Residence Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV Hollywood, CA

Nussbaum Residence Encino, CA

Bello Residence Newport Coast, CA

Hendricksen Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Johnson Residence San Diego, CA

Myers Residence Huntington Beach, CA

Elieff Residence Corona del Mar, CA

Griffin Residence Palm Springs, CA

Beilinson Residence Venice, CA

Mr. & Mrs. George Heuser Newport Beach, CA La Quinta, CA

Television/ Film (paintings on set):

2015 Two and a Half Men CBS Television Series

2014 Two and a Half Men CBS Television Series

2013 House Hunters HGTV series

2013 Two and a Half Men CBS Television Series

2013 Major Crimes Warner Brothers TNT Television Series

2012 Two and a Half Men CBS Television Series

2011 Two and a Half Men CBS Television Series

2011 House Hunters HGTV series

2010 House FOX Television Series

2009 Designing for the Sexes HGTV Television series

2009 House Hunters HGTV Television series

2005 Designers Challenge HGTV Television series

Galleries & Representation

Craighead Green Gallery Dallas, TX

GF Contemporary Santa Fe, New Mexico

Exhibit By Aberson Tulsa, Oklahoma

Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Laguna Beach, California

Kinari + Ethos Art Athens, Greece

Publications:

2016 Modern Luxury Magazine State of the Arts Issue Dec. 2016

2016 Dallas Morning News Arts & Life Section Sunday Nov. 20th p. 5E

2016 Laguna Beach ART Patron Magazine Summer 2016 Cover, p. 14, p. 42, p. 44, p. 45

2016 Palm Springs ART Patron Magazine Summer 2016 p. 14, p. 42, p. 44, p. 45

2010 Decor Magazine Cover

Jurying experience:

2016 Juror for: Art That’s Small in City Hall, City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Juror for: Collectors Choice Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

Awards/ Honors:

2017 Laguna Art Museum California Cool Art Auction “Staff Pick”

2016 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Honorable Mention for the 2016 Summer National Juried Exhibition

2015 Pensacola Museum of Art Curator’s Choice awarded for the 2015 Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition

2010 Decor Magazine “Artist to watch in 2010″

2004 Magna Cum Laude, St. Lawrence University

2003 Frederic Remington Prize in Fine Arts Award

2002 Kerry E. Summers Woman of the Year Award

Education:

2004 BFA St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Signature: Yes

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