"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
Keltie Ferris (b. 1977, Louisville, Kentucky, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2004) and an MFA from Yale University (2006). Awards and honors include grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2006), Artist Pension Trust (2006), and the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for excellence in painting at the Yale School of Art (2005). Her work has been included in the exhibitions A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York (2011); The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx (2011); KF+CM 4EVER, Horton Gallery, New York (2010); Spray!, D'Amelio Terras, New York (2010); Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (2010); It’s All American, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park (2010); Man Eaters, Kemper Museum, Kansas City (2009); Aberrant Abstraction, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (2009); Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made, The Kitchen, New York (2009); DiSoRgAnIzEd (Another 24 Hours), Museum 52, New York (2009); Dear Sir or Madame, SUNDAY L.E.S., New York (2009); Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari, New York (2008); Unnameable Things, Artspace, New Haven (2008); Boy Genius, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles (2007); and Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York (2006).
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