Marfa Star (Marfa, TX), oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Kellie Talbot

My work revolves around the landscape of American artifacts, craftsmanship and history. Signs and typography, architecture, industry, cemeteries and other emblems of society are the inspiration for my oil paintings. The rust and decay in the work aren’t negatives. They are both an elegy and a hope.


Vegas (Las Vegas, NV), oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in.

Tarry Motel (Sparks, NV), oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.

Weiss Liquors (Nashville, TN), oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.