A self-taught artist, Greg Kelsey was raised in both Texas and Oklahoma. He currently resides in Ignacio, Colorado. Kelsey is a member of the National Sculpture Society and C.M. Russell Museum’s Skull Society of Artists.
An honest look at Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter what is being portrayed, he believes that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. Melding sculptural form with the powerful visions of Western history and modern-day cowboy living inspires Kelsey. He feels strongly that the story of Western life is worth telling in an authentic way.
Kelsey has been honored with numerous awards, including the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists 2015 Purchase Award, 2015 Committee’s Choice Award, and the 2012 Committee’s Choice Award; the Eitlejorg Museum Quest for the West 2016 and 2015 Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture and 2011 Purchase Award; and the C.M. Russell Museum Art Auction 2007 People’s Choice Award. Museums that own Kelsey’s work in their permanent collections include the Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; and the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana.
Kelsey is currently represented by the Legacy Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, Bozeman, Montana, and Scottsdale, Arizona; Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; and Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.