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Kelsey Irvin
First Love

$8,000

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First Love by Kelsey Irvin is a blue, green, grey, and brown contemporary abstract painting made with vintage ephemera, oil and acrylic on canvas and is priced at $8,000. Artist’s Statement “I find myself collecting traces of people’s lives. Memories misplaced in need of recognition; old letters; vintage matchbooks; boxes of aging paper treasure. Using vintage ephemera in my work is a way to pay homage to those memories, those lives. In a world that is becoming more digital each day, I’m driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge I seek is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time. From Antoni Tàpies to Andrew Wyeth, I’ve admired artists with a deep sense of nostalgia. Their ability to bring life to the overlooked inspires me to the core. The hats are a form of portraiture, each as unique as the person who chooses to wear it. The figures are often subtle beauties. This is another balance between the old and the new. Vintage elements expressed in contemporary times. These women tend to resemble those of the past. Their body language is more classic, less presumptuous, and their faces sometimes hidden. The hats they wear allow for anonymity and subtlety while expressing confidence and beauty at the same time.” CV Exhibitions: 2017                California Cool Art Auction 2017        Laguna Art Museum        Laguna Beach, CA 2017                Unfolding Stories        Solo        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art         Laguna Beach, CA 2017                2017 Annual Group Exhibition        Craighead Green Gallery        Dallas, TX 2017                Selections        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art         Laguna Beach, CA 2016                Summer National Juried Exhibition        Marin Museum of Contemporary Art     Novato, CA 2016                Nostalgia         Solo            Craighead Green Gallery         Dallas, TX 2016                Palette to Palate        Laguna Art Museum        Laguna Beach, CA 2016                Impressions        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in association with Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature Event 2016                Patterns         Attleboro Arts Museum         Attleboro, MA 2016                Ethos Art         Spiral Art Gallery at Mykonos Blu         Mykonos, Greece 2016                62nd Annual Juried Exhibition       Pensacola Museum of Art        Pensacola, FL 2016                Art Party 2016: The Obvious Choice      Craighead Green Gallery        Dallas, TX 2016                California Cool Art Auction 2016        Laguna Art Museum        Laguna Beach, CA 2016                January Group Exhibition        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art        Laguna Beach, CA 2015                Art2Give        The  Blender Gallery        Athens, Greece 2015                Raw Purity        KMFA in association with Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature Event        Laguna Beach, CA 2015                61st Annual Juried Exhibition        Pensacola Museum of Art        Pensacola, FL 2015                Kinari + Ethos        Athens, Greece 2015                Rock – Paper – Scissors        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art        Laguna Beach, CA 2015                Selected Works        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art        Laguna Beach, CA 2015                Amazing Steals Auction 2015        Salt Fine Art        Laguna Beach, CA 2014                Nature’s Mirrors        Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in association with the Art & Nature event at the Laguna Art Museum        Laguna Beach, CA 2014                Kelsey Michaels Fine Art        Group Exhibition       Laguna Beach, CA 2014                Juror for: Sylvia White Gallery 2014 Collector’s Choice        Ventura, CA 2013                Affordable Art Fair        Seattle, WA 2013                Sylvia White Gallery Juried Exhibition        Ventura, CA 2012                Sylvia White Gallery        Be A Saint        Ventura, CA 2012                Contemporary Art Catalogue        White Stone Gallery        Philadelphia, PA 2012                Affordable Art Fair        New York, NY 2012                International Artexpo        Pier 92        New York, NY 2012                Fine Art & Faith Exhibit        White Stone Gallery        Philadelphia, PA 2011                Solo Show        Studio Chameleon        Newport Beach, CA 2011                International Artexpo        Pier 94        New York, NY 2010                HD Expo        Sands Expo and Convention Center        Las Vegas, NV 2010                International Artexpo        Jacob K. Javits Convention Center        New York, NY 2009                International Artexpo        Jacob K. Javits Convention Center        New York, NY 2007                Small Surprises        Perrell Fine Art        Hollywood, CA 2006                New Work        Riviera Home        Laguna Beach, CA 2005                Anniversary        Riviera Collections        Newport Beach, CA 2004                Selected Works        Richard F. Brush Art Gallery        Canton, NY Selected Public Collections: International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction         Santa Fe, NM The Venetian Macao        Macau, China Quintess International        Florence, Italy Elad, The Carlyle on Wilshire        Los Angeles, CA (Owners of the Plaza Hotel) Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino        Singapore JUST Building Residential Towers        Dalian, China The Ritz Carlton Residences at LA Live        Las Angeles, CA Knightbridge Asset Management        Newport Beach, CA Vintage Senior        Burbank, CA CBS Studios        Studio City, CA Kaiser Permanente        Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Anaheim, Carson, South Bay, CA Tustin Memorial Medical Center        Tustin, CA The Irvine Company Durango Development Corporation Fusion Mortgage Corporation Quintess International        Miami, FL Quintess International        New York, NY Christopher Homes        Las Vegas, NV Quintess Leading Residences of the World        New York, NY Mission Plastic Surgery        Ladera Ranch, CA Prolant, Ltd.        London, England Calvary Methodist Church        Waymart, PA Griffin Residential        Corporate Offices        Corona, CA Taylor Morrison        Irvine, CA Archstone        Marina del Ray, CA Burnham Benefits        Irvine, CA Platinum VIP Lounge        Premiere Beach Resort        Greek Riviera Bick Law Group      Newport Beach, CA Selected Private Collections: Rizzone Residence        Corona del Mar, CA Mr. Abdullah Battal        Newport Beach, CA        Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Sue Greenwood Residence        San Juan Capistrano, CA Ms. Mia Michaels        Hollywood, CA Schlein Residence     San Clemente, CA Ms. Claudia Roxborough        Balboa Island, CA Kort Residence        Palm Desert, CA Sultan        Consolate of Saudi Arabia        Newport Beach, CA Hadley Residence        Fall River, MA McCarthy Residence        Laguna Beach, CA Bren Residence        Laguna Beach, CA Heil Residence        Laguna Beach, CA Haralambous Residence        Las Angeles, CA Mr. Jan Michaels        Honolulu, HI McGeary Residence        Honolulu, HI Theophile Residence        Costa Mesa, CA Ms. Vicki Clark        Corona del Mar, CA        Amelia Island, FL Mr. William Earon        Boston, MA Mr. Richard Yukes        Las Vegas, NV Danz Residence        Laguna Beach, CA Mr. William Ruskin        Honolulu, HI Mr. Larry Ruskin        New York, NY Mr. David Pennington        Palm Springs, CA Barr Residence        Monarch Beach, CA Amans Residence        Long Beach, CA Agajanian Residence        Newport Beach, CA        Cape Cod, MA Specter Residence        Newport Coast, CA Chau Residence        Chicago, IL    Las Vegas, NV     Hollywood, CA Nussbaum Residence        Encino, CA Bello Residence        Newport Coast, CA Hendricksen        Rancho Santa Fe, CA Johnson Residence        San Diego, CA Myers Residence        Huntington Beach, CA Elieff Residence        Corona del Mar, CA Griffin Residence        Palm Springs, CA Beilinson Residence        Venice, CA Mr. & Mrs. George Heuser        Newport Beach, CA        La Quinta, CA Television/ Film (paintings on set): 2015                Two and a Half Men        CBS Television Series 2014                Two and a Half Men        CBS Television Series 2013                House Hunters        HGTV series 2013                Two and a Half Men        CBS Television Series 2013                Major Crimes        Warner Brothers        TNT Television Series 2012                Two and a Half Men        CBS Television Series 2011                Two and a Half Men        CBS Television Series 2011                House Hunters        HGTV series 2010                House        FOX Television Series 2009                Designing for the Sexes        HGTV Television series 2009                House Hunters        HGTV Television series 2005                Designers Challenge        HGTV Television series Galleries & Representation Craighead Green Gallery        Dallas, TX GF Contemporary         Santa Fe, New Mexico Exhibit By Aberson        Tulsa, Oklahoma Kelsey Michaels Fine Art             Laguna Beach, California Kinari + Ethos Art        Athens, Greece Publications: 2016                Modern Luxury Magazine     State of the Arts Issue       Dec. 2016 2016                Dallas Morning News     Arts & Life Section        Sunday Nov. 20th       p. 5E 2016                Laguna Beach ART Patron Magazine     Summer 2016         Cover, p. 14, p. 42, p. 44, p. 45 2016                Palm Springs ART Patron Magazine        Summer 2016         p.  14, p. 42, p. 44, p. 45 2010                Decor Magazine        Cover Jurying experience: 2016                 Juror for: Art That’s Small in City Hall, City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA 2014                 Juror for: Collectors Choice Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA Awards/ Honors: 2017                 Laguna Art Museum     California Cool Art Auction     “Staff Pick” 2016                 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art      Honorable Mention for the 2016 Summer National Juried Exhibition 2015                 Pensacola Museum of Art     Curator’s Choice awarded for the 2015 Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition 2010                Decor Magazine       “Artist to watch in 2010″ 2004                Magna Cum Laude, St. Lawrence University 2003                Frederic Remington Prize in Fine Arts Award 2002                Kerry E. Summers Woman of the Year Award Education: 2004 BFA St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

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