Tracey Keilly's art work is a complex, elegant study of the political, social, and psychological, used to create a wordless conversation. She taps into the vulnerabilities in our culture and illuminates their connectivity.

As she expresses it, "My work is part accidental and part planned. I have a vision most certainly, but will not manipulate the final outcome, and am always surprised by what is revealed. It's much like a dream where all the seemingly insignificant fragments that happen throughout the day form a story to relay messages from the subconscious that facilitate growth."

Her art education began as she traveled around the world. In the process, she interacted with artists in Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Paris, London, Spain, and Israel. She met with, among others, Tumarkin in Israel, Portanier in the South of France, and Raul Corrales in Cuba (Fidel Castro's and Che Guevara's press photographer during the revolution).

She counts as her influences Andre Breton, Marie Louise Von Franz, Carl Jung, Kienholz, and Basquiat. Keilly's work has been called "visually arresting" by curator Alison Gingeras; and "intense and wild" by Knight Landesman, publisher of Artforum. Mark Greenfield, curator of the Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles, stated, "Her work breaks with convention in its pure honesty and unpretentiousness, and to the extent to which it displays little semblance of self consciousness, it is refreshingly original. The work stimulates dialogue on contemporary issues of politics, race, consumerism, cultural anthropology and a myriad of other subjects that inform our approach to social interaction. Her complex arrangement of visual elements creates layers of meaning that challenge us to unfamiliar realms of introspection."

Keilly has shown her work at galleries on both coasts. Her work has been shown in exhibitions for emerging artists, including the internationally recognized Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Director Mike Mills chose her work for an exhibition thematically tied to his Sundance award winning film Thumbsucker. She is one of the youngest artists to be included in the prestigious Cedars Sinai collection, which was the inspiration of the eminent contemporary art collector, Frederic Weisman. Her growing stature has resulted in numerous commissions by prominent art collectors throughout Europe and the United States. Recently, Keilly had a one person show at a New York City gallery and a group show at the Barnsdall Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House.

Current work may be viewed at the Alexander Hotel and will remain exhibited during the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.

Exhibition dates : December 2011 through February 2012

Upcoming Shows

St Moritz
February 17, 2012


"SEX AND CHAOS" at the stockroom punk museum LTD:
group show/ artists include Tracey Keilly, Banksy, David Normal, Gregory Jacobs, D Szarowicz, and more.
Opening reception: oct 31, 2014 7pm