Kelly Reemtsen


Kelly Reemtsen

Kelly Reemtsen is an American painter, known for her iconic series of well-dressed women doing what it takes to get the job done, usually with a power tool in their hands. Her work is in numerous private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. Her book, Kelly Reemtsen, I’m Falling, won the Independent Book Publisher Awards Outstanding Book of the Year 2014. She attended Central Michigan University and furthered her studies at Otis Parsons in L.A. and at Art Center in Pasadena. Her work is in numerous private and public collections.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Kelly Reemtsen, Over It, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

2014

Kelly Reemtsen, New Works Lieven DeBuck Gallery, St Paul de Vance, France

Kelly Reemtsen, “Equal Opportunity”, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI

2013

Kelly Reemtsen, “America Sweetheart”,DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Kelly Reemtsen, “Paper and Chalk”, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “It’s All Up To You” ,Adler&Co, San Francisco, CA

2011

Kelly Reemtsen, “Clean” New Works, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, New Paintings, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Kelly Reemtsen, Circa, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2010

Kelly Reemtsen, “It’s My Party”, Adler&Co, San Francisco, CA

Kelly Reemtsen,  “I’m Not Falling For You”, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2009

Kelly Reemtsen, Recent Paintings, Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “Striving for Perfection”, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI

Kelly Reemtsen, Recent Paintings, Campton Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Kelly Reemtsen, Recent Paintings, Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco, CA

2006

Kelly Reemtsen, “Process & Palette”, Solo Show, de Soto, Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “Object Lessons”, Two Person Show, University Art Gallery, CSUDH, Carson, CA

2005

Kelly Reemtsen, “Good Living”, de Soto, Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “All Through the House”, Metro Gallery Pasadena, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “Time Line”, ONE Gallery, Palms Springs, CA

2003

Kelly Reemtsen, “Lifestyle”, Gallery 825, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Kelly Reemtsen, “Three Decades of Design”, Risk Art Press, West Hollywood, CA

2002

Kelly Reemtsen, “Dress”, Metro Gallery, Pasadena, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS

2014

Inaugural Exhibition De Buck Gallery, Antwerp Belgium

Art Miami, Miami FL

ArtMRKT San Francisco, CA

The Armory Modern, New York, NY

Art Southhampton, solo booth with De Buck Gallery

Art Silicone Valley, San Mateo, CA

2013

Art Miami, Miami FL

ArtMRKT San Francisco, CA

The Armory Modern, New York, NY

Art Wynwood, Miami FL

Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL

2012

Art Miami, Miami FL

ArtMRKT San Francisco, CA

“Candy” Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

“Fashion, Conflict and Money”, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY

Art South Hampton, New York. NY

The Armory Modern, New York, NY

The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

The Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2011

The Armory Modern, New York, NY

ArtMRKT San Francisco, CA

The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

Art Platform, Los Angeles CA

Art Aspen, Aspen, CO

Art Miami, Miami FL

2010

The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

The Armory Modern, New York, NY

Art Aspen, Aspen, COArt Miami, Miami FL

2009

Art Miami, Miami, FL

“Paintings”, Group Show, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Personal Territory”, Group Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI

The Armory Modern, New York NY

Contemporary Masters”, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA

2008

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

“Summer Select, Group Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Los Angeles Art Fair, Santa Monica CA

2007

“Fresh” Group Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Art Chicago, Chicago IL

ArtLA, Santa Monica, CA

2006

Scope Art Fair Miami, Miami FL

“Four Printmakers”, Group Show, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

“Best in Show”, Gallery Artists, de Soto, Los Angeles, CA

Scope Art Fair, New York, NY

“Object Lessons”, Two Person Show, University Art Gallery, CSUDH, Carson, CA

ArtLA Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA

Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe International Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM

Art LA Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA

2004

“Gallery Artist”, Group Show ONE Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Chromatic Aberrations”, Group Show, ANDLAB, Los Angeles, CA

“Freestyle” PDC Project Space, Group Show West Hollywood, CA

“Body Candy”, Group Show I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Paint : Print”, Group Show, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002            

Prêt ‘a Porter”, Group show, The Advocate Gallery, Hollywood, CA

SCI-ARC Live art auction, SCI-ARC, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Group Show, Boritzer, Gray, Hammano, Santa Monica, CA

1999

“Recent Works”, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Gen Art Holiday Event, Simon Shade Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Fruit Crate Series”, Group Show, Sequerios Koll Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Appetite for Art”, Group Show, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Humane Expressions”, ASPCA annual benefit art auction, Los Angeles, CA

1997

“Emphasis…Color” Group Show, Paragone Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

“Humane Expressions”, ASPCA annual benefit art auction, Los Angeles, CA

1996

Group Show and Auction, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Out of the Kitchen”, Group Show, Paragone Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

Artscope Magazine, January/February 2013

Art New England, January/February 2013

Southwest Art, January, 2011

Real Detroit Weekly, June 8, 2011

Marin Magazine, January 2010

Sunset Magazine, August 2010

LA Weekly, September 5, 2010

Marin, December 2009

Coastal Living, July/August 2009

The Detroit News, June 25, 2009

LA Alternative Press April 2008

Metromix, Los Angeles April 2008

GOOD Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007

L.A. Lofts, Barbara Thornburg, Chronicle Books 2006

West, Los Angeles Times, March 2006

Desert Living, January 16, 2005

The New Mexican, Santa Fe NM Show preview, July 15, 2005

Pasa Tiempo, July 15, 2005

The Los Angeles Times, Show preview, May 26, 2005

Mountain Views Newspaper Magazine, April 28, 2005

The Desert Sun Palm Springs CA, Show preview Jan 16 2005

Santa Monica Mirror, September 3, 2003

Los Angeles Alternative Art Magazine, September 30, 2003

LA Alternative Press, Feature, October 2003

Remember Paper, 2003

Hits, October 2002

Hits, Feature October 2000

LA Architect, Los Angeles Feature May/June 2000

Art Calendar, Los Angeles, CA, Feature April 2000

Art Venues, Fall 1999

Venice Magazine, Show Preview September 1997

Los Angeles Times, Show preview, October 13, 1995

Westside Weekly, October 13, 1995

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

David Sambol, Los Angeles, CA

Martin Brest, Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Brownell, Santa Monica CA

Alex Perez, Whitter, CA

Lisbeth Cassiday, New York, NY

Sergio Cernuda, Miami, FL

Julie Duffy, Boston, MA

Julie Fuller, Miami, FL

Allan D. Rich, West Hollywood, CA

20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA

Greg Roth & Daniel Shapiro, Los Angeles, CA

Mark Walker, New York, NY

Carolyn Ramsey & Andrew Goodman,  Los Angeles, CA

Marcy And Darrin Uecker, San Mateo, CA

Paula Jones, Los Angeles, CA

Chris and Mirissa Dunne, Los Angeles, CA

Carol Harris, Northridge, CA

Andra Neli, Los Angeles, CA

George and Ann Hogle, Woodside, CA

Lisa and Greg Guzzetta, Culver City, CA

Bon Appetite, Corporate, San Francisco, CA

 

EDUCATION

2008

Crown Point Press, Etching workshop. Plate making and printing with master printers. San Francisco, CA

2007

Art Center at Night, Printmaking General Studies and Studio, Pasadena, CA

2005

Art Center at Night, Branding for the Art Market, Pasadena, CA

2000-2001

Private study, Modern Multiples, Silkscreen studio and technique, Los Angeles, CA

Private Study, Hee Sook Kim Studio, Printmaking General Studies and Printmaking Studio, New York, NY

1995

Otis Parsons, Painting, Los Angeles, CA

1992-1995

Private Study, Michael Tracy, Painting, Pasadena, CA

1988-1990

California State University Long Beach, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Painting, Long Beach, CA

1985-1990

Central Michigan University, Fashion Design, Fine Art Program, Mt. Pleasant, MI