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Kelsey Shultis

Kelsey Shultis

Kelsey Shultis was born in Birmingham, Michigan. She studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic and received her BFA with honors from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Shultis works predominately in oil paint, exploring the life of objects and environments, and their transition to disorder and termination. Kelsey has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Princeton, Ann Arbor and Detroit. Her work resides in private and public collections throughout the United States.  She lives and works in Detroit, MI.

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Born 1988, Birmingham, MI
Lives and works in Detroit, MI

EDUCATION
2010 BFA, Painting, University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Ann Arbor, MI
2009 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague. Prague, Czech Republic

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 (Upcoming) ArtPrize. Grand Rapids, MI
2015 Body Eclectic, Lawrence St. Gallery. Ferndale, MI
2015 Things Feel Heavy, Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI
2014 Dead Animals and Drapes : A Still Life, two person show. 2739 Edwin. Hamtramck, MI
2014 Untitled Detroit. Detroit City Distillery. Detroit, MI
2014 The Steezledorf. Rox Gallery. New York, NY
2013 The Coup. The Tappan Collective. West Hollywood, CA
2013 Intermix. Chicago, IL
2013 Transition. 7th Annual Alumni Exhibition. Ann Arbor, MI
2013 G. Studio. Solo Exhibition. Bloomfield Hills, MI
2012 Art Basel. Aqua Art Miami, Tappan Collective. Miami, FL
2012 Tappan Group Show. Tappan Collective. Los Angeles, CA
2012 404 Wine Bar. Solo exhibition. Chicago, IL
2012 G. Studio. Solo Exhibition. Bloomfield Hills, MI
2012 The Plant. Chicago, IL
2012 Lion Town. Detroit, MI
2011 StreetsmART Collective. Chicago, IL
2011 G. Studio. Solo Exhibition. Bloomfield Hills, MI
2010 G. Studio. Solo Exhibition. Bloomfield Hills, MI
2010 Terracycle. Princeton, NJ
2010 Butter. IP Thesis Exhibition. Forth From its Hinges. Ann Arbor, MI
2010 Wanderlust. Slusser Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI
2010 Tedx UofM. Biomedical Research Building. Ann Arbor, MI
2010 8th Annual All Student Exhibition Award Winners. Work Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI

AWARDS/GRANTS
2015 Best in Show, Things Feel Heavy, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012 3rd Ward Open Call Finalist. Brooklyn, NY
2010 Integrative Project Gorman Grant. University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Ann Arbor, MI
2010 Guy Palazzola Senior Award. University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Ann Arbor, MI
2009 - 2010 James B. Angell Scholar. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Emil Weddige Junior Award. University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Ann Arbor, MI

PUBLICATIONS
Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 29 and 30, 2015

RESIDENCIES
Space at Ryder Farm, Brewster, NY, 2015

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
InSitu Works. New York, NY
The Tappan Collective. Los Angeles, CA

Kelsey Shultis

Rainbow

$ 340.00

DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

der Wald 

$ 8,000.00

DESCRIPTION oil on sewn linen, 60x68" Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such significance and use to...

Kelsey Shultis

Fern Gully II

$ 360.00

DESCRIPTION 12x16" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2016  Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Mort

$ 500.00

DESCRIPTION Oil on linen panel 13" x 17.5" AUTHENTICATION Signed by the artist. The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan SHIPPING  Unframed works...

Kelsey Shultis

Two Nannies 

$ 5,500.00

DESCRIPTION oil on canvas, 54x72" Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such significance and use to...

Kelsey Shultis

Frederick

$ 350.00

DESCRIPTION Oil on canvas panel 6" x 8" inches framed AUTHENTICATION Signed by artist. The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan SHIPPING  Unframed...

Kelsey Shultis

Velvet

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 DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Candyland Study No. 2

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DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Glass

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 DESCRIPTION 12 x 16" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold...

Kelsey Shultis

Firth

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DESCRIPTION 12x16" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Morning Flowers

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 DESCRIPTION 16x16" | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such significance and use to define our...

Kelsey Shultis

Fern Gully III

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DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2016  Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Peach

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   DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with...

Kelsey Shultis

Witch House

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DESCRIPTION 12x16", oil on arches paper, 2017 We are excited to launch a new body of Shultis' painted landscapes. Inspired by her travels to Sweden and Ireland as well as...

Kelsey Shultis

Field

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DESCRIPTION 9x12" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2016  AUTHENTICITY  Signed by the artist.  The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan FRAMED DIMENSIONS...

Kelsey Shultis

Circus

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DESCRIPTION 12x16" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2016  Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Hairy Watermelon Bouquet

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DESCRIPTION 12x16" | oil on Arches oil paper | 2016  Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such...

Kelsey Shultis

Purple Peak

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DESCRIPTION 12x16", oil on arches paper, 2016 We are excited to launch a new body of Shultis' painted landscapes. Inspired by her travels to Sweden and Ireland as well as...

Kelsey Shultis

Down Flowers

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DESCRIPTION 9x12", oil on arches paper, 2017 We are excited to launch a new body of Shultis' painted landscapes. Inspired by her travels to Sweden and Ireland as well as...

Kelsey Shultis

Dusty

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 DESCRIPTION 16x16" | 2017 Kelsey Shultis' work largely explores the tenuous stability of life. She represents beings, objects and environments that we hold with such significance and use to define our...