Keltie Ferris

Born 1977, Louisville, KY. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



Keltie Ferris is known for his mostly large-scale works covered with layers of spray paint and hand-painted geometric fields.  Ferris’s pixilated backgrounds and atmospheric foregrounds create perceptual depth that allows for multidimensional readings of his work. 

Ferris graduated with a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include dOUbTsWISHes at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2023); +++c+o+n+t+a+c+t+++ at Morán Morán, Mexico City (2023); //TWO/\FOLD\\\ at Klemm’s Gallery, Berlin (2022); N(((o)))W at Gana Art Sounds, Seoul (2021); FEEEEELING at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2021); and *O*P*E*N* at the Speed Museum, Louisville, KY (2018). His works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions, including Klemm’s Gallery, Berlin (2024); G Gallery, Seoul (2023); American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2022); Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2022); Asheville Art Museum, Asheville (2020); Morán Morán, Mexico City (2018); Ceysson & Bénétière, Wandhaff (2017); Makasiini Contemporary, Turku (2016); Maruani Mercier, Brussels (2016); Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Texas (2014); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2014); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012); the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis (2010); and The Kitchen, New York (2009).  He was awarded the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting by the Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014.