The Sheen Center


Inside the Diving Bell

        Opening Reception: February 28, 6-8 PM


The Gallery at the Sheen Center

18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012



February 27 - March 22, 2019


Inside the Diving Bell is a series of collaborative paintings by Anne Emmons, Kiki McGrath, and Tim Timmerman. Living in different states, they created twelve works on paper by adding materials or imagery to a painting, and mailing it to the next artist for another pass. This shared practice became a spiritual discipline, each artist gratefully accepting what was given and gracefully letting go of control over the finished piece.



My painting Messenger will be on view in Chicago this fall in the Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Art Gallery at the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago's juried exhibition: Prayer and Devotion: Franciscan Art, Franciscan Artists

An article by Patrick Beldio and Kiki McGrath published in the journal

SARTS: Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.   





The Washington Post       February 9, 2018

In the galleries

By Mark Jenkins 

Kiki McGrath’s The Emperor of Ice Cream


In the abstract paintings of “Helicon,” also at Studio, D.C. artist Kiki McGrath contrasts forms that are hard-edged and geometric with ones that are soft and loose. The works on canvas are colorful, yet less striking than the large wall drawing that offers a similar juxtaposition in black and white. The black square at the piece’s center is flanked by freer gestures on both sides, and the spirals on the left diminish into lines that emulate the shape of a 3-D element: a set of hanging branches. Painted black, the wood resembles a brushstroke in midair, hinting that even the simplest jotting owes its essence to nature.


Jean Jinho Kim: The Space in Between and Kiki McGrath: Helicon Through Feb. 24 at Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734. studiogallerydc.com.


Kiki McGrath:  Helicon  

January 31 - February 24, 2018


First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist Reception: Saturday February 10, 5 - 7pm


2108 R Street NW

Washington DC, 20008



Wed-Fri 1-6pm, Sat 11-6pm



Messenger, acrylic and gold leaf on paper. A sketch after frescos in the Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy, during an artist residency in Ginestrelle.


A tile made for The One-House Project at the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, Wshington, DC.  November 2017

The One House Project is a collaboration of 220 artists. The overriding principle is our vision for a country where we are united as one people rather than divided against each other by race, gender, class, religion, or any other artificial means of defining “us” against “them.”