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Kelsey Gocio

Kelsey Gocio

Artist Work

Battle Ship
2010
Magazine cut-out, acrylic paint, glitter, cellophane, and sequins on wood panel
UFO
2014
Magazine cut-outs, gauche & acrylic paint, and glitter on wood panel
12 x 9"
Port Scene
2014
magazine cut-outs, gauche & acrylic paint, glitter, & sequins on wood panel
10 x 10"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

Kelsey is a Baltimore transplant from Hot Springs, Arkansas. A MICA alumna, she works primarily in collage and textiles, always using bright bold colors. Her current series of collages border between surreal genre scenes & abstract landscapes created by layering washes of vibrant guache tones in squiggly line patterns that build up around the appropriated assemblage of images and accented with pools of glitter or sequins, creating a fantastical and almost psychedelic experience for the viewer. Her textile work includes a 10ft by 15ft tent installation made of hand-dyed muslin and cotton yardage that is sewn together in a patchwork or "crazy quilt" manner. Her short-term goal as an artist is to take on more installation opportunities and to unify her collage & textile work into large scale wall pieces &  installations.