Collection > Ferris, Keltie


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


MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (2006)
BFA, NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2010 KF+CM 4EVER, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Man Eaters, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO (Curator: Chris Cook)

2008 Dear Sir or Madame, SUNDAY L.E.S., New York, NY
Sincerely Yours, New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami, FL (with SUNDAY L.E.S.)
Keltie Ferris & Molly Larkey, SUNDAY LE.S., New York, NY

2007 Boy Genius, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Boy Genius, The Prequel, Scenic, New York, NY (Curator: Simon Watson)

Group Exhibitions

2012 Open Windows: Keltie Ferris, Jackie Saccoccio, Billy Sullivan, and Alexi Worth, Addison Gallery, Phillips
Academy, Andover, MA (Curator: Carroll Dunham)

2011 The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2010 Spray!, D’Amelio-Terras, New York, NY
Purity is a Myth, Pilar Corrias, London, England
Illusions Lounge, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN (Curator: Scott Grow)
The Armory Show, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
This Is A Performance, ACP, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Sam Gordon)
It’s All American, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, NJ (Curators: Haley Mellin and Alex Gartenfeld)

2009 This Is A Test, ACP @ X Initiative, New York, NY (Curator: Sam Gordon)
The Open, Deitch, Long Island City, NY
Aberrant Abstraction, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Oculus Imaginationis, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
The Best is Yet to Come, Galleria Glance, Turino, Italy
Rattled By the Rush, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
DiSoRgAnIzEd (Another 24 Hours), Museum 52, New York, NY (Curator: Jacob Robichaux)

2008 Party at Phong’s House, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY (Curator: Chris Martin)
There is No There There, Rivington Arms, New York, NY
Accident Blackspot, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (Curator: Jim Lee and Rob Nadeau)
Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari, New York, NY (Curator: Simon Watson)
Unnameable Things, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Accident Blackspot, Markus Winter, Berlin, Germany
Performed Identity, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY (Curator: Simon Watson)
Untitled (Works on Paper), Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
Living Room Paintings, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Painted Faces, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Simon Watson)
Distinctive Messengers, House of Campari, Miami, FL (Curator: Simon Watson)

2006 Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly, New York, NY (Curators: Travis Boyer and Ginger Brooks Takahashi)
School Days, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
MFA Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Selected Bibliography

Boukobza, Julie. "American Pastoral." V Magazine. October 28, 2010.
Brooks, Amra. "Must See Art." LA Weekly. March 14, 2007.
Butler, Sharon. "Abstract Expressionist New York: Line and Legacy." The Huffington Post. December 14, 2010.
Diehl, Carol. “Keltie Ferris: New York.” Art in America. March 11, 2011.
Dumenco, Simon. “How the Art World Became the Last Party in Town: Ones To Watch.” Details. October 2008.
Finch, Charlie. "Abstracting Abstraction." Artnet. November 23, 2010.
Finch, Charlie. "Hanging at the Horts.” Artnet. March 31, 2008.
Gervin, Cari Wade. “Q&A: Keltie Ferris, UT artist in residence.” Metro Pulse. November 23, 2011.
Gordon, Sam. "This Is A Performance." ACP Catalogue. January 24, 2010.
McGary, Suzanne. "Perfect Date Southern Exposure." KC Magazine. December 2009.
Packham, Chris. "The Nerman's Aberrant Abstraction is tamer than it sounds." The Pitch. December 1, 2009.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Keltie Ferris at SUNDAY.” The New York Times. January 1, 2009.
Saccoccio, Jackie. “What State Abstraction: Carroll Dunham & Keltie Ferris.” Bombsite. December 18, 2009.
Saltz, Jerry. “Critic’s Pick: KF + CM 4EVER.” New York Magazine. December 2010.
Saltz, Jerry. "The Best and the Brightest." New York Magazine. December 13, 2010.
Schwendener, Martha. “Keltie Ferris at SUNDAY,” Artforum. 2009.
Sharpe, Emily. “Artists Under 35 at the Armory Show: Keltie Ferris – Bringing back the boogie.” The Art
Newspaper. March 2010.
Shultz, Charles. “Andrew Gbur, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Saccoccio.” The Brooklyn Rail. October 7, 2011.
Smith, Roberta. “Keltie Ferris: KF + CM 4EVER.” The New York Times. December 23, 2010.
Smith, Roberta. “Spray!: Polly Apfelbaum/Nicole Cherubini Studiowork.” The New York Times. July 16. 2010.
Smith, Roberta. "When the Art Stared Back and Other Trends." The New York Times. December 16, 2010.
Spencer, Laura. "Artist Keltie Ferris at Kemper at the Crossroads and the Nerman Museum." Interview on KCUR
89.3FM. December 2009.
Stopa, Jason. “In Conversation: Jason Stopa Interviews Keltie Ferris.” NY ARTS. Summer 2011.
Tang, Alyssa. “Spray On Symmetry.” New York Art Beat. December 30, 2008.
Thorson, Alice. "Nerman presents 'Aberrant Abstraction,' a group show that somehow comforts." Kansas City
Star. December 5, 2009.
Thorson, Alice. "Artist Keltie Ferris exhibits at Kemper at the Crossroads." The Kansas City Star. November 14,
Thorson, Alice. "Nerman Unveils New Exhibits." The Kansas City Star. November 19, 2009.
Watson, Simon. “Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists.” May 30 – June 15, 2008.
Wolin, Joseph. “Keltie Ferris at SUNDAY.” Modern Painters. March 2008.
___. “Art Listings: Spray! At D’Amelio-Terras.” TimeOut New York. July 15-21, 2010: p. 41.
___. “Art Review: Spray! At D’Amelio-Terras.” TimeOut New York. August 5-11, 2010
___. "Must-See Painting Shows: December." New American Paintings. December 2, 2010.


Grabner, Michelle. Man Eaters. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas City, MO. 2009.
Grow, Scott. Informal Relations: Contemporary Abstract Works on Paper. Indianapolis, IN. 2010.


The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Oppenheimer Collection), Overland Park, KS

Awards & Honors

2006 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
Artist Pension Trust
Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for excellence in painting at the Yale School of Art

2005 Jacob Javits Fellowship

2011 “Artists Present at Noon,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Keltie Ferris
Sincerely Yours
Oil, acrylic & sprayed paint on canvas
80 x 70 inches
Keltie Ferris
The Bite
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
69 x 60 inches
Keltie Ferris
The Godfather
Oil, acrylic, sprayed paint on canvas
60 x 48 inches