Artist
Keltie Ferris

KELTIE FERRIS
Hoist
2013
Oil and acrylic on canvas
80 by 60 in.  203.2 by 152.4 cm.
 

KELTIE FERRIS
Salt-fire
2013
Oil, acrylic on canvas
90 by 60 in.  228.6 by 152.4 cm.

KELTIE FERRIS
Boogie Sticks
2013
Oil, acrylic on canvas
Diptych, left panel: 90 by 4 3/4 in., right panel: 80 by 3 in.

KELTIE FERRIS
The Producer
2014
Oil and acrylic on canvas
30 by 30 in.  76.2 by 76.2 cm.
 

KELTIE FERRIS
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2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas
90 by 80 in.  228.6 by 203.2 cm.

 
KELTIE FERRIS
O*P*E*N
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
95 by 76 in.  241.3 by 193 cm.

 
KELTIE FERRIS
Bonjour Monsieur Ferris
2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas
110 by 88 in.  279.4 by 223.5 cm.

KELTIE FERRIS
Manuscript
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
80 by 80 in.  203.2 by 203.2 cm.
 

KELTIE FERRIS
SOS
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
80 by 80 in.  203.2 by 203.2 cm.
 

KELTIE FERRIS
++++****))))
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
80 by 100 in.  203.2 by 254 cm.
 

KELTIE FERRIS
ShSh
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
24 1/4 by 18 1/8 in.  61.6 by 46 cm.

 
KELTIE FERRIS
(*)
2012
Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
72 by 60 in.  182.9 by 152.4 cm.
 

 
KELTIE FERRIS
Untitled
2013
Acrylic on paper
17 3/4 by 12 5/8 in.  45.1 by 32.1 cm.

KELTIE FERRIS
Untitled
2014
Gouache on paper
14 3/8 by 10 in.  36.5 by 25.4 cm.

KELTIE FERRIS
Untitled
2014
Gouache on paper
12 3/16 by 9 in.  31 by 22.9 cm.

Artist
Keltie Ferris

Born in Louisville, KY, 1977.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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April 2, 20214
The Brooklyn Rail
Keltie Ferris with Jarrett Earnest
In Conversation

Keltie Ferris is known for large paintings that lap, layer upon layer, into glimmering pictorial spaces; like her, they are utterly debonair. Last month she debuted Body Prints at Chapter NY, surprising new works which, as the title suggests, are impressions of her body on paper. Ferris’s paintings can also be seen in the 2014 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters (March 6 – April 12) where she received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in painting. She met with Jarrett Earnest in her studio to discuss bodies, abstraction, and color-feelings over beer and mint tea, respectively.

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January 2013
Artforum
Keltie Ferris
By Nathaniel Lee

The most noticeable, and therefore notable, features of Keltie Ferris’s well-lavished paintings are their two most immediate strata: Ferris finishes off her large-scale abstractions with arrays of spray-painted dots and dashes and then returns with a brush loaded with a higher-intensity, contrasting color to lay down short, chunky strokes tightly packed in vertical, parallel arrangements around the previous layer.

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December 2012
The New Yorker
Keltie Ferris

Picture Monet’s garden as a graffiti-tagged plot in Bushwick and you get some sense of the grit, bravado, and beauty of these big abstract paintings made of oil, spray paint, and pastel.

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December 2012
The New York Times
Keltie Ferris

Keltie Ferris’s big, scintillating paintings recall a time a half-century ago when the introduction of a new style in abstract painting could be regarded as an event of seismic significance. 

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December 2010
New York Times
KELTIE FERRIS: KF + CM 4EVER
Roberta Smith

Keltie Ferris paints with her own kind of well-informed vengeance, and it gives her abstractions a taut, slightly hard-bitten decorative verve. 

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March 2010
Art Review
Besides, With, Against, and Yet
TJ Carlin

Painting is certainly not 'all dead' (see The Princess Bride). If we run with the analogy of its being mostly dead, its hope for resuscitation and direction is definitely through recontextualisation. 

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February 2010
The Art Newspaper
Keltie Ferris Bringing back the boogie
Emily Sharpe

He-She, 2010, by 32-year-old Louisville-born, Brooklyn-based artist Keltie Ferris dominates the stand of Horton Gallery (Sunday L.E.S.) (P94/750/850).  

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March 2009
Artforum
Keltie Ferris at SUNDAY
Martha Schwendener

Keltie Ferris--a 2006 Yale MFA who participated in the height-of-the-market, art-department-raiding exhibition "School Days" at Jack Tilton Gallery in 2006--has a lot of good ideas, even if they're not all fully developed yet. 

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March 2008
Modern Painters
Keltie Ferris at SUNDAY
Joseph Wolin

Armed with a palette knife and a spray gun, Keltie Ferris grapples with the idiom of gestrual abstraction in her first New York solo show, "Dear Sir or Madam."

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