Gatya Kelly

Gatya Kelly

  • Biography

    "Radiant"
    Gatya kelly a solo exhibition
    Opening Thursday Feb 15, 2024

    Even in the deepest darkness there is light.
    Can a painter inspire those who see her work to look more carefully at the world around them and discover its extraordinary beauty?
    My work isn’t political or confronting - it’s a reminder that the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world is only transient. Art that pays tribute to the natural world is an invitation to step back and reconnect with who we are.
    From a perspective often reflecting the domestic and the feminine, I use compositional elements as the common denominations of our collective experience. I don’t particularly paint animals, flowers and fruit, rather the emotions they create in me – the inner life. I see a painting as a conversation between me and the viewer. I’m looking for a sense of rightness in the combination of drama, colour and technique to create balance, truth, serenity.
    Oil paint has vibrancy, delicateness and strength – it is the perfect medium to suggest the elusive quality of light and express nuance. There is an intimate dialogue between the painter and the painting, which becomes a dance when the work finds its own presence, when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the painting is liberated from the artist. Then the work is not a representation of something else, but itself.
    Gatya Kelly

    Gatya Kelly Artist CV
    Born Sydney
    Lives and works in Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Australia
    Selected exhibitions
    2023 Solo exhibition Bloom – Frances Keevil Sydney
    2022 Reflection – Frances Keevil Sydney
    2022 Finalist BAM Art Prize – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina
    2022 Poison Garden – Antler Gallery Portland Oregon USA
    2022 Interconnected – Beautiful Bizarre Magazine NERAM Armidale
    2019 Solo exhibition Luminous – Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
    2019 Ensemble – Tweed Regional Gallery Downtown Murwillumbah
    2018 Solo exhibition Arcadia – Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
    2018 Triptych three woman show – Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
    2017 Out with the Old – M-Arts Precinct Gallery Murwillumbah
    2017 Solo exhibition Alchemy – Jan Manton Art Brisbane
    2016 30×30 – Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby
    2016 Solo exhibition Luscious – Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah
    2015 Finalist EMSLA Prize – Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
    2015 The Garden Show – Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby
    2013 Table Manners – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina
    2013 Border Art Prize – Gold Coast City Gallery
    2013 Finalist Northern Rivers Portrait Prize – Lismore Regional Gallery
    2013 Byron Arts Classic – Byron Bay
    2012 Border Art Prize – Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah
    2012 Winner Art Expo – Ocean Shores
    2012 Table Manners – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina
    2011 Eat, Paint, Love – Still at the Centre Gallery Byron Bay
    2010 Affordable Arts Fair – Bristol UK
    2010 Chelsea Arts Fair – London UK
    2010 Byron Arts Classic – Byron Bay
    2009 Finalist Byron Brewery Arts Award – Byron Bay
    2009 Summer show Brownston Gallery – Modbury UK
    Residencies
    2021 Arillas, Corfu Greece
    2020 Dartington, Totnes Devon UK
    2016 Hill End Artist in Residence Bathurst Regional Gallery NSW Australia
    2015 Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Tweed Regional Gallery NSW Australia
    2011 Dartington, Totnes Devon UK
    2009 Poci, Castellina-in-Chianti Tuscany Italy
    2008 Arillas, Corfu Greece
    2007 St Girons, Ariege France

Showing 1–12 of 23 artworks

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Sisters
30 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas Sold

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Artemis
30 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas Sold

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Tree Of Life
30 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas $2,900.00

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The Peony Thief
61 x 61 cm Oil on Linen $6,200.00

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Purple Thistle
50 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas $5,000.00

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Luna Lumina
30 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas $2,900.00

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Eva
91 x 122 cm Oil on Linen Sold

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Electra
76 x 102 cm Oil on Linen $8,800.00

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Circe Stardust
30 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas $2,900.00

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Blue Dandelion
50 x 50 cm Oil on Canvas Sold

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Arabesque
61 x 61 cm Oil on Linen $6,200.00

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Ambrosia
100 x 100 cm Oil on Linen Sold