June 2011 - solo show - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
August 2011 - "Abstract World" group exhibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
January 2012 - Open group exibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach. Ca.
February 2012 - RAW-Natural Born Artist Group Exhibition - Los Angeles. Ca.
February 2012 - MLoveizm Art Magazine Group Feature - Santa Ana, Ca.
March 2012 - Pancakes and Booze Underground Art Exhibition - Los Angeles, Ca.
May 2012 - "Pop of Color" group exhibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach. Ca.
June 2012 - "Black and White" group exhibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
August 2012 - Nature Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online, special recognition award for outstanding art
September 2012 - "Open Art Show" group exhibition - Expo Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
September 2012 - Hesa Inprint Online Magazine - Artist feature
September 2012 - Open Theme Group Exhibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
December 2012- Pancakes and Booze LA Art Show - Lot 613, LA, Ca.
February 2013 - Open Theme Group Exhibition - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
March 2013 - Artist Reception - Gallery 104, San Clemente, Ca
April 2013 - Spring Open House - Gallery 104, San Clemente, Ca.
May 2013 - Laguna Beach Art Walk, Pop up Gallery for Laguna Beach Art Group at the LGOCA
May 2013 - Open House - Gallery 104, San Clemente, Ca.
June 2013 - Black & White Show - Gallery Expo, Long Beach Ca.
August 2013 - Open Group Show - Gallery Expo, Long Beach Ca.
October 2013 - Group Show - Avantgarden Gallery, Santa Ana, Ca.
October 2013 - Group Show - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
December 2013 - Group Show - Gallery Expo, Long Beach, Ca.
March 2014 Cubberley Art Night - Cubberley Elementary, Long Beach, Ca.
April 2014 - Artist Feature - Signal Tribune, Signal Hill, Ca
May 2014- ongoing - Fonogenic Recording Studio, Burbank, Ca.
September 2014 - GreenlyArt Space- Relative Aperture Group Show, Signal Hill, Ca.
September 2014 - Gallery Expo - North Gallery, Solo Show - Long Beach, Ca.
March 2015- ongoing - Fonogenic Recording Studio - Burbank, Ca.
January 2017 - Lot 613 - Los Angeles Ca.
March 2017 - Featured Artist, Gallery Expo - Long Beach Ca.
Online Art Galleries
February 2013 - August 2014 - LagunaArt.com, Laguna Art Group
March 2013 - August 2013- Gallery 104, San Clemente, Ca. - Gallery member
LinkedIn Groups: Museums & Galleries, Art Collecting Network, Where Art Lives Gallery & Magazine, Art Basal Miami, Fine Artists, Art Solutions Best In Practice, ICAS, Manhattan Arts International, Visual Arts Xchange, Emerging Markets Art Banking, Southern California Artists Group, Google Art
Kellie Thomas-Walker's acrylic on canvas paintings take the form of expressive abstraction and gritty surrealist cityscapes. Drips and pockets of glistening pigment emerge against folds of effervescent coloration in an almost Baroque approach to light and shadow. Layering and texture flourish against occasional traces of urban-inspired graphic architectonics such as buildings and roadways. Shadowy caverns, manifested through aggressive painterly gestures and somber trembling hues, lend visceral appeal. Born to an artist mother, Thomas-Walker is an advocate of creative catharsis and the belief that art can “purify” and “cleanse” one of past experiences. Of her work she maintains that “Each piece is a continual prayer.” These stunning large-scale works of acrylic impasto capture the life of the soul; they are an invitation to enter the sublime states of the untrammeled subconscious.
Kellie Thomas-Walker was born in Ontario, California and raised in Old Shasta, California. She has lived in Long Beach, California, for the last sixteen years and names the Pacific Ocean and the natural surroundings of the landscape of northern California as deeply influential to her professional creative life.
Thomas-Walkerhas been featured on numerous online publications, press releases. Kellie Thomas-Walker maintains a closebusiness relationship with her private collectors. Due to respect to their privacy their names are not listed.
Being a mother to four daughters, Thomas-Walker maintains an art mentor among the school her children attend. She believes that the arts should be brought in as a core curriculum. Kellie Thomas-Walker works/exhibits/mentors along side her artist mother as well.