I'm currently exhibiting seven paintings in Portraiture 1: Others, Mostly Painting at the Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by Deborah Davidson, Sept. 23 - Oct. 31, 2021 - here Jordan (L) w/ group of three (Eva, Izzy, Alex). Happy to have my paintings in conversation with work by Susan White Brown, Laura Chasman, Daphne Confar, Catherine Kehoe and Keith Morris Washington.
Sixteen drawings from my Gone to Feed the Roses portfolio are included in The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's (VT) All Flowers Keep the Light with Amy Jenkins, Claire Elliott, Anna Schuleit Haber, John Willis/Robin Behn/Matan Rubinstein, Cathy Osman, and Miles Chapin. The show runs through June 13, 2021. I'm grateful to curator Mara Williams for exhibiting the drawings in a cycle as I conceived them, and Sarah Freeman and her crew for the expert installation. In-person celebration: Sat., May 15th, 5:30-7:30PM, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Brattleboro, VT.
Happy to share news that The Boston Globe just published Cate McQuaid's review of my solo exhibition "This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco". Read in full here -
"Painter Colleen Kiely brings the face beyond portraiture - works at Steven Zevitas Gallery question the viewer's reflexive search for identity..."
Hello! Happy to announce my solo exhibition This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco opens Feb. 5 at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, and runs through March 25, 2021. Artist reception: March 5, 5:30 – 8 pm - limited visitor capacity, social distancing measures in place, masks required. The show features recent fictional portraits. Image: Hana, 48" x 36", Oil and acrylic on wood panel, 2020.
Our catalog for The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times @ The Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire! “Fifteen women artists, all members of a long-running book group, were inspired to create art in response to Emily Wilson’s remarkable new translation of The Odyssey; the first English translation by a woman. The artists explore in different styles and media the characters and topics covered in Homer’s ancient poem: the meaning of home; the near impossibility of returning home; loyalty; families; migrants; war; poverty; identity; transformation. Participating artists include: Nancy Berlin, Ruth Fields, Carol Greenwood, Jane Kamine, Colleen Kiely, Marilyn Levin, Jennifer Moses, Karen Moss, Sterling Mulbry, Carla Munsat, Ellen Rich, Judy Riola, Civia Rosenberg, Sandra Stark and Brenda Star.
The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world
Happy to see Cate McQuaid select "Women on the Verge", my upcoming 9/6 show at the Cost Annex, as a Critic's Pick in "The Ticket" in the Boston Globe, 09/01/2019!