Alice Kelso


Alice Kelso is an artist, instructor and social service worker. She tries to connect people through art in the hopes of an inclusive and anti-oppressive world. Her paintings and fibre installations have emotion and movement, they are textural with organic shapes and formations.

Follow me: @aeckelso

Hamilton Land Acknowledgment

The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.  This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Artist's Thesis

My work is an abstracted expression of natural growth patterns that we find around us all of the time. Everything from galaxies to quarks grow in versions of these natural growth patterns. They appear as hexagons, spirals, stripes, hierarchical branching and fractals. We react to these formations in biophilic, visceral and intuitive ways, recognizing and harmonizing with them unconsciously. 


- Twist Gallery: Gestures  April-May 2022

- Twist Gallery: Gestures, 2021 (online)

- Pop Up Gallery Tyneside 2018

- VUCO Artspace: Guess Who? 2017

- OCADU Grad Exhibition: Project 17, 2017

-Riverdale Housing Action Group Annual Art Show: Charity Event 2016

- Graven Feather: In The Round III, 2015

- Robbery Art Gallery: 2012/2013

- Door 21 Gallery: You're In! Photo Show 2011

- Mercy Fish Gallery 2009

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