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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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.
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.


En Foco New Works Photography.  El Taller Boricua Gallery.  New York, NY., USA.
La Foire Européenne d’Art Contemporain.  Metz, France.





Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera.
DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL., USA.
"Everyone We Know". Sketchbook Project. Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA., USA.
The Last Book. The National Library of Argentina.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera.  
Museum of the African Diaspora.  San Francisco, CA., USA.
American Women.  Europa Museum of Modern Art.  Schengen, Luxembourg.
Hot Sauce.  International Art & Performance Festival.  The Bronx, New York, USA.
Millions Taken Daily. The University of Maine Museum of Art.  Bangor, ME. USA.
Tell Me Something.  Vermont Studio Center Open Studios.  Johnson, VT., USA.
I Can Do That.  Art & Performance Festival.  Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Motherland.  Kunstvlaai 6 at Westergasfabriek.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Works on Paper.  Flux Factory.  Long Island City, NY. , USA.
Object Books.  Associazione di Promozione Sociale Artetica.  Rome, Italy.
Dream City.  Consulate of Culture Society.  Elassona, Greece.
Walls.  Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon,WV. , USA.
Secret Postcards.  University of the Arts Printmaking Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. , USA.
Woman Image: Image of Woman.  The University of New Haven, West Haven, CT., USA.
Mere Words.  Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY. , USA.
Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera.
South East Museum of Photography.  Daytona Beach, FL, USA.
Keene State College Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery. Keene, NH., USA.
A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11. The Greenwich House. New York, NY., USA
ART x WOMEN. Kris Graves Projects. The Affordable Art Fair. New York, NY., USA.
(Re)calling and (Re)telling. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. University Center, MI., USA.
Stories That Breathe: African American Figurative Narratives. Morton Fine Art. Washington D.C., USA.
Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera. The David Driskell Center.       
The University of Maryland. College Park, MD.,USA.
Carroll Harris Simms Exhibition. The African American Museum of Dallas. Dallas, TX, USA.
Kesha Bruce creates richly textured and visually
complex artworks that explore the connections
between memory, personal mythology, and magical-
spiritual belief.

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.
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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.
Contemporary Memories: Selections from the Collection.  The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Hartford, CT. USA.
Aqua Miami Contemporary Art Fair. Presented by Morton Fine Art (MFA) . Miami Beach, FL. USA.
Ancestors, Guardians and Guides. The Charles Sumner School Museum. Washington, DC. USA.
Fair Focus. Gallery B. Bethesda, MD.USA.
SELECT 2013.  Washington Project for the Arts. Washington D.C., USA.
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 exhibitions in the United States and France since 2008.

She lives and works in France.