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*1968

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Kelley

Cheryl

4297

Artist ID:

Career Highlights


Solo Shows


2018 | Bernarducci Gallery, NYC

2016 | Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2015 | Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

2013 | Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA | Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY

2012 | “Detailed”, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2010 | Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY | New Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 | “Heavy Metal”, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA | New Gallery, Houston, TX

2008 | Lyons Wier Ortt, New York, NY

2007 | “Somnambulist”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 | “Wheels”, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, New York, NY

2005 | “Muscle Cars”, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY | “American Muscle”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2003 | “Flight”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2002 | “Self Portrait”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 | New Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 | Artist’s Loft, Galveston, TX


Group Shows


2024 | Los Cruces Museum of Art, Los Cruces, NM | National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY | San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Dan Angelo, TX

2023 | The Dennos Museum Center, Northwest Michigan College, Traverse City, MI | The Citadel Art Museum, Canadian, TX

2022 | Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM | Auburn Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, IN | Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

2021 | Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT | Anthony Brunelli Fine Art, Binghamton, NY

2018 | Art Museum of South Texas, Luster, Corpus Christi | Museum of Arts and Sciences, Luster, Daytona Beach, FL

2017 | Bernarducci Gallery, NYC

2013 | Route 66, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA | Photorealism Revisited, Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2012 | Photorealism, The Galerie de Bellefeuille, Canada | Beyond Reality, Hyper Realism and American Culture, Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL

2011 | Hunting Prize Finalist Gala, Houston, TX

2010 | Grand Re-opening, Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY | “Four Women”, Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY

2009 | Hunting Prize Finalist Gala, Houston, TX

2008 | Pulse Miami, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery | Red Dot Miami, Scott Richards Contemporary | Aqua Hotel, Miami, New Gallery | Lyons Wier Ortt, Works on Paper, NYC, NY | Scott Richards Contemporary, San Francisco, CA | Fotofest, New Gallery, Houston, TX | LA Art Fair, Scott Richards Contemporary

2007 | Bridge Art Fair, Art Murmur Gallery, Miami, FL | Lyons Wier Ortt, NYC | “Sexy Beasts”, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 | “Auto Show”, The Arts Center of the Central Region, Troy, NY | Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy | Art LA, Santa Monica Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA | Assistance League, Houston, TX

2004 | Scope Miami, Miami, FL

2003 | “Celebration of Contemporary Art”, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, The Woodlands, TX

2002 | Paul Rodgers Gallery, New York, NY | Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY | Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 | Skott Forman Gallery, Boca Raton, FL | Assistance League, Houston, TX | Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX | National Art Services, Houston, TX | “Sultry”, Houston Community College, Houston, TX

2000 | New Gallery, Portrait Show, Houston, TX

1999 | New Gallery, Introductions, Houston, TX | Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, TX | HSPVA Alumni Exhibition, Houston, TX | Aragon/Mihalic Gallery, Taos, NM | Galleria Encantada, Taos, NM | Mixed Emotions Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 | Artist’s Loft, Galveston, TX | Perna Gallery, Taos, NM | Galveston Arts Festival, Galveston, TX

1990 | Lawndale Performance and Art Center, Houston, TX

Artist Statement


Throughout the history of Western art, angels have served as captivating, enduring, and inspirational figures. From the soaring frescoes of the Renaissance to the grand cathedrals and guardians of lavish cemeteries, these images have been treasured over centuries as powerful symbols of spirituality on Earth. Artists have sought to visually represent spiritual concepts and experiences, using angels as symbols of divine presence, protection, and transcendence, exploring themes of faith, hope, and the supernatural.


In these challenging times, the relevance of these themes persists. We find ourselves in battle-weary periods where the need for angelic guidance seems more pronounced than ever. By being quiet and attentive, one might feel their presence or witness the outcomes of their influence.


These representations serve as mere placeholders, symbols, and reference points for an unseen phenomenon that has been sensed and revered since time immemorial. Angels in various forms and the mystical sensations surrounding them have recurred in my dreams throughout my life. They also manifest synchronistically in my waking life, capturing my attention and inspiring my work as a painter.


My paintings are not mere studies in replicating forms; rather, they aim to communicate the spiritual emotions I associate with these beings, offering a poignant glimpse into my deep, personal vision.


Utilizing oil paints and occasionally mixed media, I strive to capture the timeless allure of these figures in a profoundly personal manner. On each canvas, I recreate the flawless contours and folds of drapery, the serene facial expressions, and the delicate details of wings, poised as if ready to unfurl and take flight. The rich hues invite viewers to ponder their postures, expressions, and roles as messengers to our spirits. My goal is to elevate these cherished works from their traditional representations and reimagine them through a contemporary lens, highlighting their relevance in our everyday lives. By doing so, I hope to inspire viewers to find personal refuge, to perceive the nuances, dynamism, and emotional depth within their classical elegance.


These paintings are meditations on the profound impact of the sacred and spiritual that have spanned ages. By blending old and new, static and kinetic, material and spiritual elements, I aspire to kindle a transcendent experience and make the ancient marvel of angel imagery luminous once again. On a spiritual level, I hope that these works inspire viewers with a renewed awareness and appreciation of our angelic helpers.



Reviews and Publications


Oxford American, cover, summer 2017

Photorealism in the Digital Age by Louis Meisel, Nov 2013

Art News review, June 2013

Exhibition catalog, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery Feb. 2013

American Art Collector, February, 2013

San Francisco Weekly, blogs June 2012

Nob Hill Gazette, Cover, San Francisco, CA June 2012

Visual Art Source weekly newsletter, June 22 2012

American Art collector, Nov. 2010

Harper’s Magazine cover, August, 2009

New York Times, The Moment, Dec. 15, 2008

Oranges and Sardines, summer 2008

The Morning News, May 2008

New American Painting, 2008

Houston Press, April 2007

New York Times, Oct. 2006

New American Painting, Oct. 2005

Animal Magazine, New York, NY, Sept. 2005

Village Voice, New York, NY, June 21 2005

New York Sun, May 31, 2005

Paper City Art Notes, 2005

Art Gallery, Houston Arts News Letter, Feb, 2005

Houston’s Other, July 2000

Art Lies, Summer 2000


Artist Statement


Throughout the history of Western art, angels have served as captivating, enduring, and inspirational figures. From the soaring frescoes of the Renaissance to the grand cathedrals and guardians of lavish cemeteries, these images have been treasured over centuries as powerful symbols of spirituality on Earth. Artists have sought to visually represent spiritual concepts and experiences, using angels as symbols of divine presence, protection, and transcendence, exploring themes of faith, hope, and the supernatural.


In these challenging times, the relevance of these themes persists. We find ourselves in battle-weary periods where the need for angelic guidance seems more pronounced than ever. By being quiet and attentive, one might feel their presence or witness the outcomes of their influence.


These representations serve as mere placeholders, symbols, and reference points for an unseen phenomenon that has been sensed and revered since time immemorial. Angels in various forms and the mystical sensations surrounding them have recurred in my dreams throughout my life. They also manifest synchronistically in my waking life, capturing my attention and inspiring my work as a painter.


My paintings are not mere studies in replicating forms; rather, they aim to communicate the spiritual emotions I associate with these beings, offering a poignant glimpse into my deep, personal vision.


Utilizing oil paints and occasionally mixed media, I strive to capture the timeless allure of these figures in a profoundly personal manner. On each canvas, I recreate the flawless contours and folds of drapery, the serene facial expressions, and the delicate details of wings, poised as if ready to unfurl and take flight. The rich hues invite viewers to ponder their postures, expressions, and roles as messengers to our spirits. My goal is to elevate these cherished works from their traditional representations and reimagine them through a contemporary lens, highlighting their relevance in our everyday lives. By doing so, I hope to inspire viewers to find personal refuge, to perceive the nuances, dynamism, and emotional depth within their classical elegance.


These paintings are meditations on the profound impact of the sacred and spiritual that have spanned ages. By blending old and new, static and kinetic, material and spiritual elements, I aspire to kindle a transcendent experience and make the ancient marvel of angel imagery luminous once again. On a spiritual level, I hope that these works inspire viewers with a renewed awareness and appreciation of our angelic helpers.



Reviews and Publications


Oxford American, cover, summer 2017

Photorealism in the Digital Age by Louis Meisel, Nov 2013

Art News review, June 2013

Exhibition catalog, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery Feb. 2013

American Art Collector, February, 2013

San Francisco Weekly, blogs June 2012

Nob Hill Gazette, Cover, San Francisco, CA June 2012

Visual Art Source weekly newsletter, June 22 2012

American Art collector, Nov. 2010

Harper’s Magazine cover, August, 2009

New York Times, The Moment, Dec. 15, 2008

Oranges and Sardines, summer 2008

The Morning News, May 2008

New American Painting, 2008

Houston Press, April 2007

New York Times, Oct. 2006

New American Painting, Oct. 2005

Animal Magazine, New York, NY, Sept. 2005

Village Voice, New York, NY, June 21 2005

New York Sun, May 31, 2005

Paper City Art Notes, 2005

Art Gallery, Houston Arts News Letter, Feb, 2005

Houston’s Other, July 2000

Art Lies, Summer 2000


Women in Art

Angels Spoke and Kept the Disappointment Away

693

Art ID

2024

|

122 x 152 cm

Oil on wood

45000

$

Cheryl

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Women in Art

Orb

684

Art ID

2019

|

23 x 30 cm

Oil on wood

5000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

Supplication

685

Art ID

2019

|

91 x 183 cm

Oil on aluminum

50000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

Mapping Eternity

690

Art ID

2023

|

61 x 91 cm

Oil on wood

28000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

Remembering the Edges of Longing

687

Art ID

2023

|

20 x 25 cm

Oil on wood

3000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

The Perilous Path of Mercy

697

Art ID

2023

|

61 x 91 cm

Oil on wood

28000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

Some Have Entertained Angels

686

Art ID

2023

|

46 x 61 cm

Oil on wood

18000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

The Soft Blue Meaning of Something

698

Art ID

2023

|

23 x 30 cm

Oil on wood

2000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

Juniper

692

Art ID

2023

|

46 x 61 cm

Oil on wood

28000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Women in Art

The Return of God

694

Art ID

2022

|

91 x 91 cm

Oil on wood

35000

$

Cheryl

Kelley

Further Works of This Artist

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Cheryl about Cheryl Kelley


My passion for painting began in childhood. From the moment I could hold a crayon, I was obsessed with making art. At age 10, my parents engaged a private teacher for me, and I began oil painting. Like many artists, I struggled to focus in school unless it involved art. My focus and skill carried me to The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, where I studied fine arts and classical music. However, I always knew my future lay in visual arts. I pursued fine art studies at the University of Houston and embarked on my professional career shortly thereafter. Initially focused on abstract expressionism and primarily exhibiting in Houston, I later transitioned to showing my work in New York. Throughout the early 2000s, my exhibitions ranged from STUX gallery to Lyons Wier Gallery and, eventually, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery from 2010 to 2019. Currently, I am represented by Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in New York and Scott Richards Contemporary Art in San Francisco.

In 2004, my abstract expressionism evolved into photorealism as I began painting classic cars, a subject for which I became well-known. After Bernarducci Meisel closed, I broadened my focus to include figurative, landscape, animal, and abstract paintings, and I plan to explore the digital realm with NFTs. Though I no longer paint classic cars for gallery shows (continuing only on commission), I now offer both open edition and limited edition prints of these works to make them accessible to a wider audience.

Having recently moved to Santa Fe, NM, I am continually inspired by the creative energy here. The influence of this magical place is still unfolding, and each new piece brings me closer to discovering my evolving artistic voice.

Career Highlights


Solo Shows


2018 | Bernarducci Gallery, NYC

2016 | Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2015 | Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

2013 | Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA | Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY

2012 | “Detailed”, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2010 | Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY | New Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 | “Heavy Metal”, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA | New Gallery, Houston, TX

2008 | Lyons Wier Ortt, New York, NY

2007 | “Somnambulist”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 | “Wheels”, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, New York, NY

2005 | “Muscle Cars”, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY | “American Muscle”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2003 | “Flight”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2002 | “Self Portrait”, New Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 | New Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 | Artist’s Loft, Galveston, TX


Group Shows


2024 | Los Cruces Museum of Art, Los Cruces, NM | National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY | San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Dan Angelo, TX

2023 | The Dennos Museum Center, Northwest Michigan College, Traverse City, MI | The Citadel Art Museum, Canadian, TX

2022 | Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM | Auburn Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, IN | Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

2021 | Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT | Anthony Brunelli Fine Art, Binghamton, NY

2018 | Art Museum of South Texas, Luster, Corpus Christi | Museum of Arts and Sciences, Luster, Daytona Beach, FL

2017 | Bernarducci Gallery, NYC

2013 | Route 66, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA | Photorealism Revisited, Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2012 | Photorealism, The Galerie de Bellefeuille, Canada | Beyond Reality, Hyper Realism and American Culture, Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL

2011 | Hunting Prize Finalist Gala, Houston, TX

2010 | Grand Re-opening, Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY | “Four Women”, Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY

2009 | Hunting Prize Finalist Gala, Houston, TX

2008 | Pulse Miami, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery | Red Dot Miami, Scott Richards Contemporary | Aqua Hotel, Miami, New Gallery | Lyons Wier Ortt, Works on Paper, NYC, NY | Scott Richards Contemporary, San Francisco, CA | Fotofest, New Gallery, Houston, TX | LA Art Fair, Scott Richards Contemporary

2007 | Bridge Art Fair, Art Murmur Gallery, Miami, FL | Lyons Wier Ortt, NYC | “Sexy Beasts”, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 | “Auto Show”, The Arts Center of the Central Region, Troy, NY | Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy | Art LA, Santa Monica Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA | Assistance League, Houston, TX

2004 | Scope Miami, Miami, FL

2003 | “Celebration of Contemporary Art”, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, The Woodlands, TX

2002 | Paul Rodgers Gallery, New York, NY | Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY | Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 | Skott Forman Gallery, Boca Raton, FL | Assistance League, Houston, TX | Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX | National Art Services, Houston, TX | “Sultry”, Houston Community College, Houston, TX

2000 | New Gallery, Portrait Show, Houston, TX

1999 | New Gallery, Introductions, Houston, TX | Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, TX | HSPVA Alumni Exhibition, Houston, TX | Aragon/Mihalic Gallery, Taos, NM | Galleria Encantada, Taos, NM | Mixed Emotions Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 | Artist’s Loft, Galveston, TX | Perna Gallery, Taos, NM | Galveston Arts Festival, Galveston, TX

1990 | Lawndale Performance and Art Center, Houston, TX

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