Kiki Gaffney

Lace Portal

Lace Portal

25 x 50 inches / 63.5 x 127 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Striped Spire

Striped Spire

8 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil, graphite and gold leaf on wood panels, 2017

Polka Dot Arch

Polka Dot Arch

48 x 96 inches / 121.92 x 243.84 cm, oil, graphite, gold leaf on wood panels, 2016

Blue Arch

Blue Arch

KIKI GAFFNEY: The Space in Between
MARCH 11 - APRIL 15, 2017

Ridges & Stripes

Ridges & Stripes

15 x 30 inches / 38.1 x 76.2 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Gray Spires

Gray Spires

20 x 40 inches / 50.8 x 101.6 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 2017

Pink Portal

Pink Portal

8 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Chain Link Fence Mandala

Chain Link Fence Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, graphite on paper, 2016

Tile Floor Mandala

Tile Floor Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2016

Gold Tapestry Mandala

Gold Tapestry Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

Arch

Arch

10.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 2017

Spires

Spires

10.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 2017

Gray Arch #1

Gray Arch #1

18 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Landscape #1

Green Landscape #1

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Arch #1

Green Arch #1

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Landscape #2

Green Landscape #2

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Magenta Landscape #2

Magenta Landscape #2

18 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Magenta Landscape #3

Magenta Landscape #3

18 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Migration Pattern #2, Grey and Gold

Migration Pattern #2, Grey and Gold

44 x 30 inches / 112 x 76 centimeters, acrylic, graphite, collage on paper, 2015

Flight Pattern #1, Yellow

Flight Pattern #1, Yellow

30 x 22.5 inches / 76 x 57 centimeters, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2015

25 x 50 inches / 63.5 x 127 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 20168 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil, graphite and gold leaf on wood panels, 201748 x 96 inches / 121.92 x 243.84 cm, oil, graphite, gold leaf on wood panels, 2016KIKI GAFFNEY: The Space in BetweenMARCH 11 - APRIL 15, 201715 x 30 inches / 38.1 x 76.2 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 201620 x 40 inches / 50.8 x 101.6 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 20178 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, graphite on paper, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic on paper, 201610.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 201710.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 201718 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201744 x 30 inches / 112 x 76 centimeters, acrylic, graphite, collage on paper, 201530 x 22.5 inches / 76 x 57 centimeters, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2015

I am interested in the visual patterns of my surroundings – particularly those that follow some type of order or repetition, such as wallpaper or street grids. I am drawn to the symmetry and sequence in these designs because, in some way, they reflect the stability we look for in our lives. Shapes within these patterns can be found in the natural environment. There is a visual organization– extracting organic forms and constructing them in a way that offers pleasure, instruction or direction. Perhaps the connection is ambiguous, but natural and organic formations –flora for example– inform and inspire designs within our society, whether functional or decorative. I want to remove some of this ambiguousness by juxtaposing natural shapes with design elements- exploring analytical and sequential accuracy, and order in the mark making. Patterns, ornamental and otherwise, are so ingrained in our lives that we often no longer notice them. My work aims to highlight the beauty of configuration and decoration, to create space for contemplation.

Kiki Gaffney graduated from Loyola College, Baltimore (BA), and at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (MFA). Gaffney’s work was included in the following exhibitions: the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Abington Art Center, Jenkintown; Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN; Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco and more. In 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 she was granted a residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA. In 2015, she was listed in the Philly Voice as the “10 Female Artists You Need to Know”. Her works are in various public and private collections.