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KY ANDERSON

STAR SCHOOL


KY ANDERSON: STAR SCHOOL February 7 - March 21, 2020

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 sherryleedy.com Catalog design Allison King Photo credit Ky Anderson Cover image Star School 19.2


Artist Statement

“Star School came to me in the middle of the night. In a flash, I saw a new series of paintings filled with stars and the intricate structures used to view them. I imagined color, line and shape creating huge spatial distance in a bright outer space, all in the language of my work. In the morning the vision was still alive so I started painting. This series came to me right as I was thinking about a content shift in my work. I wanted to move away from an autobiographical narrative and focus on color, form and material. As I started this series I realized a story will always be present in my work, it just doesn’t have to be my personal story. Star School is a fantasy novel infiltrating an imaginary school text book. In previous work I was writing a memoir, but here I am a fiction writer.” - Ky Anderson, 2020

Ky Anderson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, but maintains strong ties to the Kansas City community where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from the The Kansas City Art Institute in 1995. Anderson’s work is exhibited across the country including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Anderson recently completed a public commission for a series of twelve paintings for the new Cambridge Tower at the University of Kansas Hospital.


Star School 19.1 - 19.5, acrylic on paper, 40” x 137.5”


Star Structure 20.1 Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 54” x 50”


Star School 19.11 Acrylic on paper 40” x 27.5”


Bird Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 58” x 50”


Star School 19.6 - 19.10, pigment and acrylic on paper, 40” x 137.5”


Mountains and Eyes Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 58” x 50”


Star School 19.12 Acrylic on paper 40” x 27.5”


Making Plans Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 67” x 84”


Stacked Viewing Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 54” x 50”


Star School 19.13 Acrylic on paper 40” x 27.5”


Round Waterfall Pigment, acrylic, and oil stick on raw canvas 54” x 50”


Ky Anderson CV 2020 Education 1995 BFA Kansas City Art Institute Selected Solo Exhibitions 2020 Star School, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2019 Careful Foresters, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY Parkway Plans, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2018 The Lighthouse, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN Crested, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017 Small Stories, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY 2016 The Cave, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Rotation, Nha Minh, Brooklyn, NY 2015 Hover, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, NY, NY Ky Anderson, Look&Listen, Saint Chamas, France 2013 Cloud Weight, Frosch&Portmann, New York, NY 2012 Ky Anderson, Cabin Gallery, London, UK 2010 New Work, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO Selected Group Exhibitions 2020 PAPER GIANTS, University of Northern Iowa, IA 2019 Late Summer Showcase, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Xanadu, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN. Among Friends, Clemente Soto Velez Center, NY Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY Trio, Gold/scopophilia, Montclair, NJ Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY The Idiosyncratic Pencil Resharpened, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC 2018 Walking is a Way of Knowing, curated by Janelle Turner, Brooklyn, NY IN/SIGHT, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO PAPER GIANTS L.A., Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY Art on Paper, Sugarlift, New York, NY The Idiosyncratic Pencil, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC Nothing But Good Live II, PARK, Tilburg, The Netherlands 2017 Utopias Constructed III, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Elemental Abstractions, Mill Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM Summer Invitational, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Got it for Cheep, one night shows in various locations all over the world Spring Fling, Bryant St Gallery, Palo Alto, CA. (two person show) The Other Side, Atlas, 11 Spring St, Newburgh, NY. At Home, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN PAPER GIANTS 3, Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA 2016 Celebrating 40 years, Highlights From the Collection, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, NY, NY Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), touring show, various locations all over the world.  Curated by Jeffery Cortland Jones. The Black & White Project, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Yifat Gat. PAPER GIANTS 2, with Vicki Sher and Meg Lipke, The Volland Store, Alma, KS Pulse NY, two person booth with Vicki Sher, Uprise Art 2015 FORMAT RAISIN, Galerie Martagon, Malaucène, France Humble Iterations, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, NY, NY Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, Miami, FL Sluice Art Fair, London, UK Peer Review, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London, London, UK Little Hands, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ Family Ties - Brooklyn | Dallas, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX Momenta Art Spring Benefit, Brooklyn, NY Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, NY, NY South of No North East of No West, Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL New Work City, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY


Residencies 2018 Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY 2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2015 Look&Listen, Saint Chamas, France Curatorial 2015 Artist-Run, Miami Beach, FL Embossed, Gallery Molly Krom, NYC Embossed, Look&Listen, Saint Chamas, France Interviews Sound & Vision, conversation with Brian Alfred (podcast) Conor O’Driscoll, Running Towards, interview with Ky Anderson, Discourse Jessica Meany, Artist Interview with Ky Anderson, Got a Girl Crush Ahtcast, Artist Interview: Ky Anderson Valerie Brennan, Interview with Ky Anderson, Studio Critical Selected Bibliography 2019 Meg Lipke, Careful Foresters, catalog essay for solo show at Kathryn Markel Fine Art 2017 Barbara Gallo Farrell, Creative process is a constant drive for artist Ky Anderson, Poughkeepsie Journal NEXT-Ky Anderson, Farmboy Fine Arts Blog Edith Newhall, Women in the Abstract, Philadelphia Inquirer 2016 A Conversation Between Artists At PULSE New York Art Fair, Art Report The Art of Ky Anderson, Design Milk 2015 Sharon Louden, Artist-run @ Satellite in Miami, Two Coats of Paint Style Carrot, ARTmonday: Ky Anderson’s Contemporary Artwork Black & White, curated by Yifat Gat, Look and Listen Publications


SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 sherryleedy.com

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