Alysha Kostelny

Chicago Studio


Mixed Shapes


Overlapping Mountains

Alysha Kastelny

Maze of Wonder


Studio Member since 2016

b. 1984

Born and raised in Chicago, Alysha Kostelny currently lives on the Northwest Side. Kostelny’s approach to art-making is driven by experimentation, curiosity, and an exploration of various surfaces, textures, and applications of paint. She enjoys researching modern and contemporary artists, gleaning inspiration from myriad concepts and processes. Kostelny has a natural inclination toward hard-edge abstraction, though her work often straddles both abstraction and representation. Drawn to simplified organic forms and geometric shapes, she translates source imagery (often referencing art history, architecture, or the natural world) through reductive, bold color fields.

“Painting is  something that resembles you, it’s something you’ve seen or like.. I get inspiration from other artists. I’m inspired by Richard Diebenkorn and like learning about other abstract painters.”



Off-White Perceptions of Color
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, 2023
Electric Pink Lemonade
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, 2022
Studio Sale
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, 2022
Studio Sale
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, 2021
Memory Palace
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, 2018

Portfolio work

Mixed Shapes, 2022

Overlapping Mountains, 2022

Maze of Wonder, 2022

Upside Down Shapes,

Divided Shapes, 2022

Dividing Arrows, 2022

Split Pyramid, 2022

Untitled, 2020

Mixed Face, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Birds Over Water, 2019

Chicago Picasso, 2017

Eiffel Tower, 2019

King, 2019

Maze of Wonder, 2017

  • Sold

Beautiful Day, 2017

Sears Tower, 2017

Lone Wolf on the Hunt, 2019

  • Sold

Girl Playing Piano, 2017

Untitled, 2017

Flying Duck, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Beautiful Butterfly, 2019

Untitled, 2019

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