Kellesimone Waits invites the viewer to follow her down the rabbit hole into a place
where things are strange and lovely. It is fanciful world inhabited by sweet creatures
with an ulterior agenda. These delicately rendered and cared for works reference sources
ranging from mythology, fairy tales, children’s books, contemporary fantasy film and
literature, to fashion and even furry fandom.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Kellesimone Waits moved around for years with her
family, even living in the Chelsea hotel for a bit, before finally settling in the Northern
California Bay area. She currently lives and works in Marin County, but maintains close
ties to the Los Angeles arts community, considering LA a second home. Her work has
been shown nationally and internationally. This is her first solo show in New York City.
“What’s Your Power Animal,” artwork by Kellesimone Waits runs June 8 through July
6, 2011, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F),
NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Wednesday, June 8th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and
open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or