• May
  • 19
  • 2016

Alumni Highlight / Kelli Nelson’s NEW PAINTINGS

In April, MFA Alum Kelli Nelson ’13 returned to Ecce Gallery in Fargo, North Dakota for her second solo painting exhibition. Kelli’s work suggests ties to Francis Bacon and Oehlen stylistically, but she maintains her own distinct, nuanced voice throughout her latest series of paintings.

She has taught foundation drawing at MCAD, drawing, painting, and figure drawing at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, and trained as a volunteer through the Minneapolis Institute of Art to introduce children K-6 to works of art from various cultures around the world. Her recent body of work rests precariously between reality and imagination, evoking familiar, yet enigmatic images of plant life, horizons, and bodily forms.

The show runs from April 22 through May 22.


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