'Cocoon: small transformations' featured in Artist Home
It was so good for my heart to talk with Tony Kay about my new work showing at MOSS Art Space in the Central District. Thank you to Artist Home for the big love. Check my LINKS page for the full article.
'Cocoon: small transformations' draws to a close this weekend, and I'll be broadcasting the follow up crystal making workshop, live on Instagram tomorrow night —Thursday, February 25 at 7pm via the @mossartspace IG Live.
I'll be discussing this current series of work, how and why I create crystals, coloring and preserving homegrown crystals, and why you should make your own.
Thank you to everyone that tuned in for my workshop on IG Live via @mossartspace for First Thursday.
I had a great time with you all and I loved your questions! Keep them coming... I'll be demonstrating coloring your crystals on Thursday, February 25, at 7pm again via the @mossartspace IG Live. Stay tuned for updates.
Thank you again to Meghan Elizabeth Trainor and MOSS Art Space for being so amazing to work with.
Yes. I have finally answered your request to put my work on Instagram. Please follow me on Instagram for new work, news, musings, and more.
You can find me here: https://www.instagram.com/kellyfleek
I'm constantly creating and showing work somewhere, but rarely sharing it online. Silly, I know, but here we are...
This pandemic has slowed down all other aspects of my life —music, PR work, gallery openings, etc. Seemed like a great time to focus on getting some of the things done that are always tomorrow-things.
MOSS Art Space —Opening— 'Cocoon: small transformations'
First Thursday Crystal Workshop with Kelly Fleek
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 7:00 pm
Broadcast live on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mossartspace
Join us for a live crystal making demonstration with Kelly Fleek broadcasting from her studio in the foothills of The Skagit Valley. She'll discuss why witches should make their own crystals, how to create and modify crystal solutions and how she built the textile pieces featured in her latest show. Questions are encouraged!
Moss Art Space
Cocoon: small transformations
January 23 - February 27, 2021
'Cocoon: small transformations' embraces this time of isolation, and how we look again at our unique realities: how to hold the heart in the absence of physical interactions —we have been called to look again at how and where we place our energies and focus in our lives, shifting the lens to smaller joys.
Kelly Fleek is a multi-disciplinary artist and member of the local electro-rock band The Spider Ferns. She is also the maven behind Lo Flux Media PR in Seattle. Fleek's contemporary textile art has been featured with Vogue Knitting Live, LUSIO festival, Kollabora Magazine (NYC), Stackedd Magazine, The Seattle Times, Three Imaginary Girls, Respect My Region, Whatcom Art Museum, and more...
Kelly Fleek works in sculpture, painting, textiles, installation, photography, and music. Her work is the sum of a love affair with the commonality in the smallest and largest elements of life. Her wearable textiles ask individuals to touch them, to become a sculpture. From her series 'Nature Drag: wearing nature, being nature' or her latest series, 'Cocoon: small transformations', these pieces reflect Fleek's interpretation of the natural forms in and around us all. Wearing and viewing this work activates our inseparable connections to our shared surroundings.
Located in Seattle's Central District, Moss Art Space is available for individual private tours only, per current COVID-19 Guidelines from the State of Washington. Please contact for more info:
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor, curator
..My band.. the spider ferns has just released a 10 track album available for purchase via Bandcamp.. 'Star Crossed'.. The link is at the top of my links page here on my website... Enjoy!
Vogue Knitting Live NYC was a phenomenal experience...! Beyond words...so many wonderful people and connections made... I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I am also happy to announce that I will continue my tour with VKL in Seattle.. April 5-7..! Stay tuned for more details as the event draws near..
Vogue Knitting Live 2013!
Mid January will be my second exhibition with Vogue Knitting...this time in New York City...I am promised three days of excitement for sure..!
I will be exhibiting my 'Nature Drag' series once again and unveiling the third piece of my 'Cladonia' wedding garment...I am honored to be invited to tour my work again with Vogue Knitting...Chicago was phenomenal...NYC is sure to be equally amazing. The event runs January 18th-20th and takes place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square...Be sure to register soon....Vogue Knitting NYC is not to be missed..!
Catalog Release Party & Closing Reception
Curated by Lucy Mae Martin
Seattle Design Center
December 14th, 2012 6-9pm
A great night had by all and a fabulous catalog for sale that I am proud to be represented in. Friends...family & the public had another opportunity to meet the wonderful artists in this exhibition and purchase their favorite pieces....
Matney Cook provided us with lovely music for the evening and CoCA president Ray Freeman created an interactive game for the event...matching artists with their work....fun had by all...
Many thanks to Lucy for creating the show...if you haven't yet viewed the work and familiarized yourself with the artists from this exhibition...please visit the CoCA Seattle website and order your copy of the Alive-Dead catalog....
Your dollars benefit the artists and help keep CoCA alive and well....
December 10th & 11th 2012
I was recently invited to Burlington-Edison H.S. by their wonderful art instructor, Kristen Ingman to spend two days with she and her students...discussing my work...inspirations & views on art with her class...Followed by a day creating a project with them all.
I chose to create a collaborative project with the class...pursuing the theme of interconnectedness...physically, visually & emotionally expressed through...art...mathematics...science...nature...music...& our place in the known universe concurrently....
Our collaboration will culminate in a music video featuring our fabric installation...I will be posting the final project on YouTube in the near future...Stay Tuned...
I had a wonderful experience...it was an honor & great fun to work with Kristen and her students...
They would like me to visit again & I look forward to my return....
Anchor Art Auction
216 Commercial Ave.
I am once again..excited to participate in the Anchor Art Auction! This auction benefits Anchor Art Space in Anacortes,Wa. Anchor is a collective of fantastic artists...providing our community with new opportunities to show and view art. Anchor is a very progressive group of individuals..I am proud to be part of this important event.
Please join me at the auction..I have two pieces up for auction..My paintings...'Family of Intellectuals' 1 & 2.
Tell your friends.. Bring them along! This evening promises to be great fun!
December 7th, 2012 Auction is from 6-9pm.
Group Exhibition Curated by Lucy Mae Martin
Seattle Design Center
November 1st-December 14th
Opening night reception November 1st from 5pm...
Please join me at CoCA for this fabulous show..Myself & 27 other exceptional artists from Skagit County have been selected to interpret the concepts of Alive & Dead. Each artist submitted two works for this show. I am delighted to share a gallery with so many wonderful artists..many of whom are my friends. Nothing is better than being surrounded by your own community and sharing in such a fantastic opportunity...this show is a lovely representation of the diversity of artists in our region.
I hope to see you all there!
Vogue Knitting Re-cap...
Back from Vogue Knitting Live and happy to say the show was a complete success. I met the most amazing individuals and had the opportunity to view phenomenal hand knits. The gallery was a true joy for me. Each of the artists I had the pleasure to spend time with were extremely talented and engaging people. Many of us will be attending the Vogue exhibition in NY...I am delighted that I will see them once more. My work was well received and I loved the positive feedback. I am more excited than ever to bring my sculptures to NY in January! Stay tuned...
Vogue Knitting Live 2012!
I will be arriving in Chicago to exhibit my Nature Drag Series..with a new 3 piece sculpture to unveil..
The event is October 26th-28th..get your tickets..this is a wonderful opportunity to view beautiful art..fashion..and participate in workshops..
See you there!
'Vices' Group Show
Make.Shift Art Space
306 Flora St.
This is a great event...and I am very excited to be showing with such a phenomenal group of local artists..
This show was put together by 'The Dirtbag Sisters'..a.k.a.
Jessica Bonin & Karie Jane VonAllmen..
Don't miss it! This show will be up for the entire month...Hope to see you all there..
The Brick Gallery
Proprietor/Curators Christine & Tom Skinner have selected two works from my 'Familiy of Intellectuals' series to show at the Brick Gallery in Edison, Wa. This lovely little gallery showcases local artists of many disciplines. The gallery is open on weekends from 11am thru 3pm. Christine herself is a fabulous painter and potter. I am a collector of her work and love being able to show my work along side of hers. Please come by and enjoy the show.
5800 Cains Court Edison, Wa. 98232
The Edison Eye
'The Permanence of Pattern'
What Is on Top
The Edison Eye Presents their annual invitational to local artists exploring the conjunction of mathematics and nature. I am thrilled to have been invited to exhibit a painting in this show with so many wonderful local artists. The opening receptions is Saturday, July 21st from 5-9 pm. This show will be open thru August 5th. Please attend the opening and bring your friends! This show is beautiful!
Vogue Knitting Live! 2012
I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to participate in Vogue Knitting Live! 2012 in Chicago this coming October! This event is three amazing days of fashion shows, workshops, demos, marketplace and textile gallery. I will be there in person exhibiting work from my 'Nature Drag' series. This show is October 26-28th at the Palmer Hilton Downtown Chicago. I am so honored to be included...come see the show and have a great time!
'Small Stories' at Urban Alchemist Brooklyn, NY.
I just received word that my textile piece 'A Distant World' has been accepted for a fantastic group show at Urban Alchemist in Brooklyn, NY. This show is primarily fiber work and is being curated by Joetta Maue. I couldn't be happier with this news! Joetta Maue is an absolutely fabulous fiber artist and curator. 'Small Stories' will show from June 20-July 23rd. The opening night is Saturday June 23rd from 6-9pm. I hope you will attend the opening...fun evening and wonderful work to see!
Nature Drag at Lion Brand Studio New York
I currently have a show at Lion Brand Studio in New York. I really love this opportunity to exhibit work there especially considering most of the yarn in my sculptures is Lion Brand Yarn and they have such a spectacular Studio/Gallery.
This exhibition includes four hand knitted wearable sculptures from my series 'Nature Drag.' Stop in and view these works in person or check out this show online.