Canada, Living and working in Brooklyn


2009        BA (Honors), University of Manitoba, Canada

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018         "Recreation Room", Brethren Gallery, Ridgewood

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

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

2008       “In Transience” (two-person), The Next Thought Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

 Group Exhibitions

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        "Lady Art NYC", 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        “Juried Art Show 2014”, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana

2014        “2014 Whitney Houston Bienniel”, Finley Studios, Brooklyn, NYC

2013        “SWEET SKIN”, GalleryBar, NYC

2012        “Gifts of the Magi 2012”, C.C.C.P. Gallery, 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

Art Fairs

2016        "Lady Art NYC", Forward Union Art Fair, NYC

2014        “BACG”, SELECT Fair, Art Basel Week, Miami, FL

2014        “Galerie Burkhard Eickelmann”, Art.Fair, Cologne, Germany

2014        “BACG”, Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

Awards & Affiliations

2018                       Artist in Residence (forthcoming), Centre Pompadour, France

2015- Present         Co-founder, Lady Painters

2016                       Artist in Residence, Emerson Landing, MD

2016                       Artist in Residence, Eastside International Los Angeles

2014-15                   Panel Director, Bushwick Art Crit Group, Brooklyn

2013-15                   Co-founder and Curator, Studio 200 Collective, NYC

2013-15                   Co-founder, BLONDE Painting Collective, NYC

2013                       Artist in Residence (Stipend recipient), Can Serrat Arts Centre, Barcelona

2013                       Artist in Residence (Stipend recipient), Starry Night Retreat, New Mexico

2012-13                   Curator, C.C.C.P. Gallery, Brooklyn

Curatorial History

2017        “Pro Magenta”, Nancy Daum, Brooklyn

2016        "Premier", Nancy Daum, Brooklyn

2014        “BACG”, SELECT Fair, Art Basel Week, Miami, FL

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

Panels & Visiting Artist Lectures

2016        "Color and Light", Pratt Institute, NYC

2016        “Women in Combat in the Army of Lovers”, Christopher Stout Gallery, Brooklyn

2015        “Creative Salon NYC: Labor” (Moderator), REVERSE Space, Brooklyn

2014        “Marching Forward: Collective Strategies of Women in the Arts” (Moderator), Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn

2014        “Animamus Art Salon, November”, Casa de Costa, NYC

2012        “eXhibitions : a conference on the humanities”, McGill University at Galerie A.B., Montréal, Canada

Select Press & Publications

2018        "Issue 7", Maake Magazine

2018        “Issue 6: Winter Edition”, ArtMaze Magazine

2018        “Issue 2”, Hiss Magazine

2016        Issue 3, MATH Magazine

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

2015        “The Subversives the Post Feminists and the Category Expanders”, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art

2014        “Exhibition on view through May 15: BLONDE Collective: Relaxing the Virgin (not to be missed!), Posture Magazine

2014        “Inside the Whitney Houston Biennial: Brooklyn’s Witty, All-Female Alternative to the Whitney Biennial”, Flavorwire

2012        Subversions 2012, The Journal of Gender and Sexuality, Canada

2011         “Oil Paintings by Kelsey Shwetz”, Lost At E Minor (USA/Australia)

2011         “GLAAD’s OUTauction 2011”, Examiner

2008       “Marx lager opprør i Canada”, Tjen Folket (Norway)

2008       “Marx-like beard in mural upsets Winnipeggers”, The Globe and Mail (Canada)