born Pella, Iowa, The United States.
M.F.A. Hunter College CUNY, New York, NY. , USA.
B.F.A. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. , USA.
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Weapons for Spiritual Warfare. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Sanctuary. ARTOLOGY. Seattle , WA. USA.
Magic Spells and Reminders. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Guardians- A Continuing Series . Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Guardians. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Wrestling with Angels. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
(Re)calling and (Re)telling. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Talking To Myself. Baang and Burne Contemporary Art. New York, NY. USA.
(Re)calling and (Re)telling. North Central College Oesterle Gallery. Naperville, IL., USA.
Drawings & Paintings by Kesha Bruce and Julia Dorado. Galerie d'YS. Brussels, Belgium.
The Girl Who Became an Eagle. La Galerie Culture Plastique. Metz, France.
New Work: Kesha Bruce & Kayla Steel. Atelier Deux Mondes. Metz, France.
Voices & Stories. L.N.D. Artists Space. Rochester, NY., USA.
Image/Vision/Word. Inkblotz Studio Gallery. Geneva, NY. , USA.
Self/Portrait. Flow Galleria. Vancouver BC, Canada.
Making My Own Reflection. Hunter College Time Square Gallery. New York, NY. , USA.
Picturing Femininity. The University of Iowa Women's Center. Iowa City, IA. , USA.
Kesha Bruce's work explores the complex
connections between history, personal
mythology, and magical-spiritual belief in the
Born and raised in Iowa, she completed a BFA
from the University of Iowa before earning an
MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York
Kesha Bruce has been awarded fellowships from
the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA),
The Vermont Studio Center, The CAMAC
Foundation, and received a Puffin Foundation
Grant for her work with Artist’s Books.
Her work is included in the collections of The
Smithsonian Museum of African American History
and Culture,The Amistad Center for Art and
Culture, The University of Iowa Women's Center,
The En Foco Photography Collection, and
MOMA's Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection.
Waaw Artist Residency. Saint-Louis, Senegal.
ONOMA Fiskars Village Artist in Resence Program. Fiskars, Finland.
Willapa Bay Artist Residency. Oysterville, WA.
The CAMAC Foundation. Artist in Residence.
En Foco New Works #11 Photography Award.
The Vermont Studio Center. Artist in Residence.
The Puffin Foundation. Emerging Artist Grant.
New York Foundation for the Arts. Painting Fellowship.
GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
In addition to her studio work, Kesha Bruce is an independent curator and founding Director of Baang + Burne
Contemporary Art in New York City. She lives and works in the US and France.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington DC.
Amistad Center for Art and Culture at Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art. Hartford, CT.
The Museum of Modern Art. Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection. New York, NY.
The University of Iowa Women’s Center. Iowa City, IA.
The En Foco Photography Collection. New York, NY.