ABOUT

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Kelton Osborn is a mixed media artist working in drawing, painting, and abstract sculpture. Born and raised in southern Colorado, Osborn was captivated at a young age by a local steel mill which provided early appreciation for the aesthetics of industrial buildings and machinery.

 

Having studied architecture and printmaking at the University of New Mexico, Osborn’s work is rooted in themes of spatial formalities and spontaneous drawing. He employs several mediums to create base images that are then selectively obscured to reveal fragments and veiled information. This process is intuitive, resulting in compositions not conceived prior to starting the painting. Osborn views his work as the opportunity to explore ideas that relate to past experiences, including influences from his childhood and education. 

 

Osborn has received several large-scale public art commissions throughout Colorado and has been collected by numerous private collections.

 

Osborn lives and works in Denver, Colorado with his wife and daughter.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Professional Experience

2009 - Present: QUICK-BEND design LLC. Denver, CO
Principal/owner. Offering Public art, studio art, building, furniture, & industrial design.
1992 - 2009: Practicing Architect


Education

University of Colorado, Denver, Master of Architecture 1995
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture w/minor in Print Making, 1991
Louisiana State University, Siena, Italy, Study abroad program 1990


Solo Exhibitions

2021 “Frenetic”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2020 “A Moment”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2019 “Inaccessible Spaces”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2018 Works on Paper, Boulder Jewish Community Center, Boulder, CO
2018 Artist Demonstration - Abstractions, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO
2017 “Accumulation | Connection | Dispersion”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2016 “Connection | Substrate”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2015 “Pueblo Boy”, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
2013 “Fragments Revealed”, Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, CO


Group Exhibitions

2021 “Into The Rearview Mirror: A Look Back at 2020”, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO
2021 “Resolutions”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2020 “Holiday Market”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2020 “Six Feet Apart”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2020 “Wall of Shame”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2019 “Blurring The Line”, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
2019 “Sense Of Place”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2019 “At Home”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2019 “Art Of The State”, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
2018 10x: Anniversary Retrospective, RedLine Contemporary, Denver, CO
2017 “Industrial Strength”, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
2017 “Art In Conflict”, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
2017 “RedLine at Red Rocks”, Susan K. Arndt Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2017 “Between The Medium”, RedLine Contemporary, Denver, CO
2017 Denver Collage Club, Alto Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 “Art Of The State”, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
2015 “Intersections”, RedLine Contemporary, Denver, CO
2014 “Intersections”, RedLine Contemporary, Denver, CO
2013 Group Show, Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 “Luminocity Gala” Museum Of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2013 “Beyond Blue; 25 years of public art in Denver”, McNichols Building, Denver, CO
2013 “14 artworks by 13 artists”, Pirate Contemporary, Denver, CO
2013 Print 528.0, Fine Art Prints, Invisible Museum & RedLine Contemporary, Denver, CO
2012 “Boxcar Furniture Show”, Hinterland Art Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 “Icebreaker3” Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 ARTMA, Benefit for the Morgan Adams Foundation, Denver, CO
2012 “New Works”, Bang! , Denver, CO
2011 Denver Modernism Juried Show, Denver, CO
2010 “New Works”, Bang! , Denver CO
2010 Denver Modernism Show, Exhibitor, Denver, CO
2010 “House of Introspection”, Design After Dark, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2009 ARTMA, Benefit for the Morgan Adams Foundation, Denver, CO


Public Collections

Le Meridien / AC Hotel, Denver, CO
Holland & Knight Law Offices, Denver, CO
Highland Integrative Pediatrics, Denver, CO
726 Collective, Louisville, CO
Alamo Draft House Cinema, “Deconstructed Screen”, Denver, CO
RTD A-Line light rail station, “Conflux | Redox”, Denver, CO
City of Denver, Berkeley Park, “Plane of Existence”, Denver, CO
City of Denver, Carla Madison Recreation Center, “Aegis”, Denver, CO
City of Aurora, “Enfold Variant”, Aurora, CO


Public Art

2018 Aegis, Carla Madison Recreation Center, Denver, CO.
2018 Enfold Variant No.1, Aurora, CO.
2017 Finalist: Red Rocks Park, Public Art Proposal, CO.
2017 Deconstructed Screen, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Denver, CO.
2016 Conflux|Redox : RTD light rail station, RiNo Arts District, Denver, CO.
2015 Finalist: Levitt Pavilion, Denver, CO.
2014 Finalist: Karmiel Park, Denver, CO.
2013 Plane of Existence, Berkeley Lake Park, Denver, CO.
2012 Finalist: Hampton & University Private Development Art proposal, Englewood, CO.


Awards/Honors

2016-2018 Resource Artist/two year residency, RedLine Contemporary Arts Center, Denver, CO
2014 Best Of Show award, Colorado State Fair Juried Art Show, Pueblo, CO
2014 First Place - Two Dimensional, Colorado State Fair Juried Art Show, Pueblo, CO
2012 Third Place - Two Dimensional, Colorado State Fair Juried Art Show, Pueblo, CO
2010 People’s Choice Award, Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO


Publications
Paglia, Michael. "Review: Michael Warren and Walker Fine Art Display Artistic Code Makers." Westword 5 February 2020
Paglia, Michael. "Review: Industry and Nature at Michael Warren Contemporary." Westword 9 August 2017
Shunk, Laura. “Kelton Osborn’s Alamo Drafthouse Sculpture Evokes West Colfax’s Diversity.” Westword 29 June 2017
Singer, Daliah. “The Train to the Plane Comes with a Side of Art." 5280 Magazine 21 April 2016
Paglia, Michael. "Review: Two Solo Shows Make Connections at Michael Warren Contemporary." Westword 9 March 2016
Matthew, Amy. “Pueblo’s roots on display in East grad’s art and architecture." Pueblo Chieftain 26 February 2014

 
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