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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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 magical-
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 City.
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
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.
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.
New York State Council on the Arts. Strategic Opportunity Stipend.
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.
North Central College Oesterle Library. Naperville, IL.