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About

A young British artist, painter and feminist, Kelly-Anne Davitt was selected by the National Portrait Gallery to exhibit in the BP Portrait Awards, immediately after graduating from London Guildhall University with a degree in Fine Art.

Kelly has had solo shows: Beach Balls & Melons at Dadiani Fine Art, Cork Street and Feel Good at Blacks, Soho. She has also exhibited her work at Faggionato Fine Arts, Colony Room Club, Gallery 46, The Laurence Stern Trust, Art Car Boot Fair, Zoo Art Fair, Trolley Gallery, Outside World Gallery and Lights of Soho.

Through her oil paintings exploring the hyper-sexual images of women found online and within media, rendered realistically and with playful pop tones, Kelly achieves a contemporary approach and attitude to the time-honoured female nude.

She also uses light text sculpture to re-enforce the ideas within her paintings. Taking text that amuses and outrages her from tabloids and magazines and re-appropriating them to illuminate the ridiculous, absurd and humorous.

These themes remain dominant in Kelly’s work. She currently lives and works in London.

Kelly-Anne Davitt

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

July 2016
Beach Balls and Melons
Dadiani Fine Art, Cork St, London

March 2010
Feel Good
Blacks, Dean St, London

Kelly-Anne Davitt

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

August 2016
Autonomy
Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London

July 2016
Paint her to your own mind
Shandy Hall Gallery, York

June 2016
Art Car Boot Fair, Brick Lane, London

October 2015
Signs That Say What You Want Them To Say
Lights Of Soho, Brewer St, London

June 2015
Off Kilter
Dadiani Fine Art, Cork St, London

December 2011
The Great Xmas Pop Up Swindle
The Outside World Gallery, Red Church St, London

June 2011
She Said
The Outside World Gallery, Red Church St, London

November 2010
Collective Noun
Faggionato Fine Art, Albemarle St, London

June 2010
Trolley Gallery Group Show
Trolley Gallery, Red Church Street, London

September 2008
Colony Rooms Auction
Modern and Contemporary  Art and Design, 1 Marylebone Rd, London

September 2006
Trolley Gallery, Zoo Art Fair
Camden, London

June 2003
BP Awards , National Portrait Gallery, London

PRESS

August 2016
Camden New Journal, Beach Balls and Melons at Dadiani Fine Art

July 2015
Wall Street International, Off Kilter: An Age of Oil

June 2015
The Independent, Between the Top Shelf and The Gallery

June 2015
Loverboy Magazine, Introducing Kelly-Anne Davitt

April 2010
Spoonfed Arts Team, Kelly-Anne Davitt at Blacks, Soho “Wonderful paintings in a soho private members club”

April 2010
Artnet, London Dispatch Part One by Laura K Jones

September 2008
Lyon and Turnbull, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Auction Catalogue

Kelly-Anne Davitt