B. Canada

Living and working in Ridgewood, Queens


2018 Columbia University, Advanced Painting Intensive

2009      University of Manitoba, BA (Honors), Canada

Awards, Residencies & Organizations

2019 Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Resident Fellowship recipient

2015 Lady Painters, Co-founder

2016 Emerson Landing Residency, Artist in Residence

2014-15 Bushwick Art Crit Group, Panel Director

2013-15 BLONDE Painting Collective, Co-founder

2013 Can Serrat Arts Centre, Barcelona, Artist in Residence Fellowship recipient

2013 Starry Night Retreat, New Mexico, Artist in Residence Fellowship recipient

Solo Exhibitions

2018      “Recreation Room”, Brethren Gallery, Queens

2016      “Kelsey Shwetz: #tbt”, Christopher Stout Gallery, Brooklyn

2011      “Dated loyalty, dying habits”, Studio Béluga, Montréal, Canada

 Select Group Exhibitions

2018      “Her Horizon”, Gallery Also, LA

2018      “Summer Heat”, Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn

2017      “Deep Stretch Online Exhibition”, Field Projects Gallery, NYC

2017      “2017 Benefit”, SoHo20 Gallery, Brooklyn

2017      “Brave New Work”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Massachusetts

2016      “Red Parts”, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn

2016      “Rare Humdrum”, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn

2016      “Finger Food”, The Hand, Brooklyn

2015      “The Pagans”, Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn

2014      “Hrönir: Un-Lost Things”, Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn

2014      “The Great American Summer Show”, Burkhard Eikelmann Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

2014      “Relaxing the Virgin”, Gallery Sensei, NYC

2014      “2014 Whitney Houston Biennial”, Finley Studios, Brooklyn

2012      “Look at Me Now”, Steuben South Gallery, Brooklyn

2011      “petit sacré // a little sacred”, Galerie A.B, Montréal, Canada

2011      “TIMETRAVELFUZIONCLONAGE”, The Torn Curtain, Montréal, Canada

Curatorial History

2017      “Pro Magenta”, Nancy Daum, Brooklyn

2016      “Premier”, Nancy Daum, Brooklyn

2014      “Artifact”, Studio 200 Gallery, NYC

2014      “RETROSPECT”, Studio 200 Gallery, NYC

2013      “Interior”, Studio 200 Gallery, NYC

2013      “BLONDE”, Studio 200 Gallery, NYC

2013      “Girls”, C.C.C.P. Gallery, Brooklyn

Press & Publications

2018      Maake Magazine, “Issue 7”

2018      ArtMaze Magazine, “Issue 6: Winter Edition”

2018      Hiss Magazine, “Issue 2”

2017      Two Coats of Paint, “Bushwick Open Studios, 2017

2016      Math Magazine, “Issue 3”

2015      Arts in Bushwick, “Confronting Prejudice: Strategies for Women in the Arts”

2015      Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, “The Subversives the Post Feminists [...] Group

2014      Posture Magazine, “Exhibition [...] BLONDE Collective: Relaxing the Virgin (not to be missed!)”

2014      Flavorwire, “Inside the Whitney Houston Biennial [...] Alternative to the Whitney Biennial

2011      Lost At E Minor, “Oil Paintings by Kelsey Shwetz

2011      Examiner, “GLAAD’s OUTauction 2011