Kelsey Shwetz

Kelsey S.

Los Angeles, CA
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About

Kelsey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
2009

I've currently relocated from Brooklyn to LA, where I have a studio and maintain an active painting practice. In New York, as an art instructor I taught drawing, color theory, and painting as a guest lecturer at Pratt Institute, to professors looking to expand their knowledge base at NYU and Yale; former affiliates of The Cloisters; and small-scale private lessons at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and, of course, my favorite way to teach: one-on-one private lessons.

My current body of work is concerned with a female character that inhabits worlds populated by plant life. I was most recently represented by Christopher Stout Gallery New York (2015-17), and have exhibited in New York, Germany, Miami, Toronto, and Montreal. I was awarded residencies at the Centre Pompadour (France); Emerson Landing, Eastside International, Starry Night (USA); and CanSerrat (Spain). Publications featuring my work include: Brooklyn Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, NYC-ARTS, Posture Magazine, Flavorwire, Lost at E-Minor, Lip Magazine, Tjen Folket, and the Globe and Mail. My next solo exhibition is in the Spring of 2018 in New York.

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Experience

Visiting Artist Workshop Instructor
Dec 2017 - Present
UCLA Botanical Garden

Education

MFA Candidate
Sep 2012 - Sep 2012
Pratt Institute
BA Honors Pscyhology
Sep 2004 - Apr 2009
University of Manitoba

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Artist in Residence
Sep 2017
Centre Pompadour
Artist in Residence
Oct 2013
CanSerrat

Photos & Videos

"The Noon Witch"
Recently completed oil painting

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"The Opal Ring" Portrait commission

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"Origin Story" Recently completed oil painting

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"Bad Habits Forest" recently completed oil painting

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Drawing with colored pencil and oil pastel

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Detail of large oil painting in my last solo exhibition.
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2 Reviews

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Ehren Dec 30, 2017
Drawing · In studio

Amazing! I highly recommend .

Christopher Dec 30, 2017
Painting · In studio

Kelsey is a patient and compassionate teacher. She didn't just improve my painting technique--her lessons are like a little piece of art school available for hire.

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