Widely recognized and avidly collected, Kelly Reemtsen is known for her iconic series of richly textured paintings featuring stylish contemporary women wielding the kind of powerful tools traditionally reserved for men. This recurring image acts as a metaphor for the capable women who arm themselves with quick minds, inherent talents, and the necessary resources to achieve success in today’s complicated world. Reemtsen addresses her subject matter with style and wit but her intentions are serous. What will it take for today’s women to achieve equality?

Kelly Reemtsen is an accomplished painter and print maker whose work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad since 1996. She produces her editioned prints working with master printers including Advanced Graphics, London, England; Flying Horse Editions, Orlando, FL and Wingate Studios, Hinsdale, NH.  Reemtsen’s work is in numerous private and public collections including the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI.  She trained at Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Art Center, Pasadena, CA; and Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Kelly Reemtsen lives and works in Los Angeles, she maintains studios in Los Angeles and in London.