Keri Oldham’s large scale watercolor paintings depict bloodied tableaus inspired by folk art, mythology, medieval demonology and fantasy. Her paintings are modern allegories for women’s continued fight for success and identity in modern life.  Oldham’s work was recently spotlighted by New York Magazine/ The Cut, AM New York and Arte Fuse for her solo-exhibition Blood Banner at Lazy Susan Gallery, NY and work in Nasty Women at the Knock Down Center in Queens.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Oldham has exhibited her work throughout the country, including, The Dallas Museum of Art, Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas, Lazy Susan Gallery in New York, Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Honey Ramka Gallery in Brooklyn, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington.  She has received awards including a 2010 Fellowship with BRIC Arts in Brooklyn and residency with Central Trak in Dallas. 

Oldham also co-founded Field Projects, a project space and gallery in Chelsea. Her work has been spotlighted and reviewed by The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Paper City, Texas Monthly, Beautiful/Decay, Gawker Arts, Bad at Sports, Glasstire, D Magazine, San Francisco Weekly, KERA Art & Seek and others.

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Design Sponge*, ‘Studio Tour: Keri Oldham,’ 12/18/2017

New York Magazine/ The Cut, ‘Keri Oldham’s Watercolors Show Women Slaying Demons,’ 7/28/2016

Arte Fuse, ‘Keri Oldham’s Blood Banner at Lazy Susan,’ 7/30/2016

Paper City, Houston, ‘Two Texas Mega-Talents: Keri Oldham & Anthony Sonneberg,’ 5/5/2016

Paper City Dallas, ‘Ten Most Intriguing People at The Dallas Art Fair,’ 04/12/16

Coppell Citizens Advocate, CHS Graduate Featured at Dallas Art Fair, 4/29/16

Art Funk Podcast, Keri Oldham: Not Your Grandma’s Watercolors, Episode 15, 10/18/15

KERA RADIO DALLAS: Arts & Seek, Keri Oldham, Dallas Painter, NYC Gallery Owner, Cheerful Workaholic- 10/14/15

The Dallas Observer, Five Art Exhibits to See This Weekend, 10/7/15

Brown Paper Bag, Keri Oldham’s ‘Labyrinth’: Fashion, Demons, and the Search Within Ourselves, 10/14/15

The Dallas Morning News, Good Stuff Coming to Kirk Hopper Gallery…. 9/19/15 

The New York Times, ‘Things to Do in Westchester, Haunted Summer Exhibition,’ 6/6/2015

Bushwick Daily, ‘The Glorious Return of Bushwick’s Art World,’ 9/12/13

Bad At Sports, Field Projects: Keri Oldham & Jacob Rhodes Interview, Episode 415, 8/23/13

Sick of the Radio: Studio Visit with Keri Oldham 4/7/2013

Glasstire, Spring Preview: Keri Oldham, 1/10/2013

D Magazine, May/June 2012 

Beautiful/Decay, Keri Oldham, December 2011

Cantanker Magazine, Issue 8, 2009 

SFWeekly, 12/ 27/ 2006 

Art Business, 11/10/2006

KERA Arts & Seek: Interview with Former Dallas Artist Keri Oldham, by Lanie Delay


2018  NIGHT FORTRESS, Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas,TX  

2016 BLOOD BANNER, Lazy Susan Gallery, NYC

2015 LABYRINTH, Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 Space For All Endings, Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas,TX 

2011 Happy Endings, The Reading Room, Dallas TX


2016 Monsters in America, International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland, ME

2015  Bellingham National, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

2013  Boom Town, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2009  Wish, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas TX


2018 Spring Break Art Fair

2017  The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY

2016  The Dallas Art Fair, Kirk Hopper Gallery

2014  Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, Kirk Hopper Gallery


21018  Masks, Totems, Talismans, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

2108  Crystal Cracked 2, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

2017  Lights Out!, Neesh at Aquarius Studios 

2017  The Whitney Houston Biennial, Chashama, NYC

2017  Nasty Women, Knock Down Center, Queens, NY

2016 Monsters in America, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY (Sept.)

2015 Self-Organized, Guest-Spot at the Reinstitute, Baltimore, MD

2015 Haunted Summer, One Mile Gallery, NY

2015 Swelter, Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014 Ten, Cinder Rucker Gallery, NY

2013  Object! Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2013  Crystal Cracked, Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 ten, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY

2012 Fools Gold, RH Gallery, NY

2011 Sex/Twist. Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009 Anxiety, Pump Projects & Cantanker Magazine, Austin, TX

2009 Tigersprung: Obscure Couture, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2008 Three + Two, The Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, TX

2008 Digital/Divide, Artspace 111, Ft. Worth, TX

2008 Open Terrain: Keri Oldham and Brian Spolans- 500X, Dallas, TX

2006 Get Together! - Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2012 Semi-Annual, Dave Bown Projects, online competition

2011 Central Trak Residency, Dallas TX

2010 BRIC Arts Media Fellow, Brooklyn, NY