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Kelsey Knutson
updated: 10/02/2013
website: http://gamboge.tumblr.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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from a bench
63rd st
MR M SS
untitled
St UF
untitled
Realizing Halicarnassus
All at once
untitled
Evoking Script #1
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
Manly #1
Evoking Script #2
Manly #2
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  text, gestural, consumer culture, historical, language, pattern, process, abstract
 
 
from a bench by Kelsey Knutson
from a bench
chalk, gouache and oil pastel on paper
2008
11 " x  15 " 
63rd st by Kelsey Knutson
63rd st
Oil Pastel on paper
2008
11 " x  15 " 
MR M SS by Kelsey Knutson
MR M SS
Chalk Pastel on paper
2009
40 " x  32 " 
untitled by Kelsey Knutson
untitled
Ink and acyrlic on paper
2009
40 " x  32 " 
St UF by Kelsey Knutson
St UF
Chalk Pastel and acrylic on paper
2009
40 " x  32 " 
untitled by Kelsey Knutson
untitled
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
40 " x  26 " 
Realizing Halicarnassus  by Kelsey Knutson
Realizing Halicarnassus
graphite and ink on paper
2010
40 " x  26 " 
All at once by Kelsey Knutson
All at once
Watercolor on paper
2009
22 " x  30 " 
untitled by Kelsey Knutson
untitled
Chalk Pastel on paper
2009
40" x  32" 
Evoking Script #1  by Kelsey Knutson
Evoking Script #1
Ink, Graphite and Chalk on Paper
8/2013
19 " x  26 " 
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria by Kelsey Knutson
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
Watercolor on paper
2012
22" x  30" 
Manly #1 by Kelsey Knutson
Manly #1
Watercolor on Paper
6/2011
9 " x  12 " 
Evoking Script #2 by Kelsey Knutson
Evoking Script #2
Chalk, Graphite, Oil Pastel on Paper
8/2013
26 " x  19 " 
Manly #2 by Kelsey Knutson
Manly #2
Watercolor on paper
2012
22" x  30" 
Untitled by Kelsey Knutson
Untitled
Watercolor on paper
2012
16" x  20" 

Artist Statement

My work explores a variety of themes and the boundaries between painting and drawing, often within series and by creating a system of rules and/or self-assigned limitations. Expanding on art making as non-verbal communication, I will use very literal elements such as type or definitions. The words may be sourced from text messages, my own glib comments, or, most recently, outmoded forms of communication such as shorthand. I also explore themes such as pattern and repetition. Photographing debris and slowly eliminating recognizable elements, I employ reductive abstraction. By that method, I may deconstruct a sentence to become meaningless.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2011 MA Candidate New York University Gallatin School of Individualized
Studies Concentration in Studio Art and Arts Administration
2003 BFA Painting/ Drawing California College of Arts and Crafts
San Francisco
INTERNSHIPS
Art21: (05/12-09/12) Education intern
Dieu Donne Papermill , New York, NY (August 2010-December 2010)
Studio Assistant/ Intern
Will Ryman, New York, NY (June 2009-September 2009)
Studio Assistant/Intern

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 Poetics of Translation, Kimmel Gallery, NYC, Curated by Sandra Lang (group)

2013 The Wide Open, Roman Susan Galler, Chicag (group)

2012 Testing Heliopolis Gallery, Greenpoint Curated by Bill Abdale (Group)
2012 Objects as Subjects Gallatin Galleries Curated by Emma Hazen (Group)
2012 Against The Frame Gallatin Galleries New York, NY Curated by Jessica
Stambaugh (Group)
2009 What Else Is New? Rite Spot San Francisco, CA (solo)
2009 Anonymous Drawings: Selection Archive
Fruehsorge Gallery for Drawing Berlin Germany (group)
2008 Anonymous Drawings: Selection Archive Traveling Exhibition Europe Anke
Becker, Curator Galerie in der Stadtscheune Otterndorf Germany (group)
2007 Anonymous Drawings 7 Bluetenweiss Berlin Germany (group)
2006 Community Virus Lobot Gallery Oakland CA (group) Curated by Jen Loy
2004 New Works Dalva San Francisco CA (solo)
2003 Senior Painting Nexxus Gallery Berkeley CA Curated by Mary Snowden(group)
2003 BFA Exhibition East 2 Gallery CCA San Francisco CA (solo)
2002 Taste Test Umbrella Gallery Oakland CA (group) Curated by Marci Washington
2002 Recent Works Center Gallery CCA Oakland CA (solo)
2001 Works on Paper East 1 Gallery CCA San Francisco CA (solo)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Interview with Kelsey Knutson" Underscore Quarterly (http://
underscorequarterly.tumblr.com/) August 2010
Hyperallergic Labs: Talk Back Tuesday January 2012
http://hyperallergic.tumblr.com/post/
16017214734/kelsey-knutson-i-thought-every-thing-would-be