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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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 creates richly textured and visually
complex artworks that explore the connections
between memory, personal mythology, and
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 permanent 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
The Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace
Artist Book Collection.
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, having produced 8 international exhibitions since 2008.
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.