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Colleen Kiely
updated: 03/19/2013
website: portfolios.risd.edu/colleenkiely
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Beau (Car #1)
Beau (Couch #3)
Beau (Rear View #2)
Beau (Hospital #1)
Beau (Lounge Chair)
Beau (Bed #1)
Beau (Rear View #3)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#1)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#5)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#8)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#12)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#13)
Detail #13
Gone to Feed the Roses (#17)
Gone to Feed the Roses (#19)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, domestic, autobiographical, conceptual, consumer culture, still life, humor, figurative, portraiture, psychological
 
 
Beau (Car #1) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Car #1)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
11" x  14" 
Beau (Couch #3) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Couch #3)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
14 " x  11 " 
Beau (Rear View #2) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Rear View #2)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
14" x  11" 
Beau (Hospital #1) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Hospital #1)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
14 14 " x  11 11 " 
Beau (Lounge Chair) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Lounge Chair)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
11 " x  14 " 
Beau (Bed #1) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Bed #1)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
11" x  14" 
Beau (Rear View #3) by Colleen Kiely
Beau (Rear View #3)
Graphite on polypropylene
2012
11" x  14" 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#1) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#1)
Archival marker, graphite & gesso on museum board
2012
40" x  32" 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#5) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#5)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
40 " x  32 " 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#8) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#8)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
40 " x  32 " 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#12) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#12)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
40 " x  32 " 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#13) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#13)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
Dimensions variable
Detail #13 by Colleen Kiely
Detail #13
Archival marker, graphite & gesso on museum board
2012
0 " x  0 " 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#17) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#17)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
40 " x  32 " 
Gone to Feed the Roses (#19) by Colleen Kiely
Gone to Feed the Roses (#19)
Archival marker, graphite and gesso on museum board
2012
40 " x  32 " 

Artist Statement

These two separate groups of drawings focus on vehicles of emotional expression in American vernacular culture - dogs and flowers.

The first group of drawings features my canine companion Beau. While dogs are always "other", they are also vehicles for our emotional and psychological projections, a tension that drives the drawings. In the second group of drawings, I worked directly from arrangements of my mother's funeral flowers, with each drawing an invented, composite image of different bouquets. 

My drawings map a range of formal and expressive states through a varied orchestration of core drawing elements - line, value, space and mark-making. Spatial ruptures and dissolving marks are part of the drawing process, creating instability and exploring the transient relationship between presence and absence, love and mortality.

Artist Bio / CV

Colleen Kiely lives and works in Boston, MA. She earned her B.F.A., Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A., Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Her studio is located at Vernon Street Studios in Somerville and she is an Associate Professor of Art at Simmons College.