Project Description

Best known for her paintings of women carrying household tools such as chainsaws or axes, Kelly Reemsten is a contemporary American painter who seeks to deconstruct societal perceptions of gender, power and femininity. In her paintings, the artist investigates the role of the modern woman by portraying anonymous fashionably dressed feminine subjects while performing masculine tasks. The message is as bold as her brightly colored impasto works. Women can do anything!

Reemsten studied fashion design and painting at Central Michigan University and California State University Long Beach. Having worked with printmaking since the 1990s, she was selected as an artist in residence at the prestigious Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice, Italy. Her work is currently represented in the United States and Europe and is a part of many corporate and private art collections.