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Kelli Stretesky

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Ardmore, OK

Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York


New York University, 2004, BFA

Representing galleries

color modern, newyork, newyorkcity, abstraction, OilPaintings, texture, arts-education, abstract, conceptual, photography


Drawing as long as I can remember, art officially became a part of my life at age 7 when I won my first illustration competition in support of my native statewide campaign called Don't Lay That Trash On Oklahoma. Soon to follow was a winning anti-drug illustration, The Thrill That Kills, which was printed on t-shirts and distributed across the region. During my teenage years, it was paintings and drawings that won state competitions, and my writing was published nationally.

I departed high school with an artists' grant from the Goddard Center and began my college career at the University of Oklahoma studying pre-medicine and drama. Before long, I left for the world renowned Tisch School of the Arts Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University. Despite accolades in cinematography from FAMU, a premier film schools in Europe, a degree and work in film and television, I've returned to my favorite passions of painting and design.

Showcased at the New York Public Library with a solo exhibit, First Impression, and in countless solo and group shows throughout New York City, as well as, Prophicies Gallery, Studio 107, and Jawspace Gallery.   I live and work in Manhattan pursuing my dual careers as a painter and designer for my limited-edition, fashion tees Stretesky.

Recent Exhibits

Kelli Stretesky participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2011 Group Art Show
Townhouse Art Gallery
Sep, 2009 Ardmore Artists II: Celebrating Our Evolving Culture Annual Group Exhibit
Studio 107
Feb, 2009 First Impression
The New York Public Library Yorkville Branch
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Kelli Stretesky has Exhibited at these venues:

Townhouse Art Gallery Studio 107
The New York Public Library Yorkville Branch

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