Kelsey Reilly is a painter born and raised in Jersey City. With a BFA in illustration from Parsons the New School for Design, Kelsey has various interests from narrative, patterns, and editorial. Her favorite medium is acrylic ink.
In her most recent body of work, Kelsey explores mind and body experiences, particularly with insomnia. Her canvas paintings depict a colorful, yet often horrific reality of an over stimulated mind that fails to get rest. With the use of figures that are distorted with grotesque flesh, she exaggerates the agony of the restless mind that carries through the body along with symbolic scenarios based on thoughts throughout the night. Kelsey’s next works aim to be more reactionary from life while connecting the mind and body.