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Colleen M. Kelly
cmknsb@yahoo.com

www.ColleenMKelly.com

EDUCATION

1980 Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
Area of Concentration, Painting

1974 Bachelor of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara
Double Major, Studio Art, Printmaking Emphasis
Religious Studies, Cross-Cultural Anthropological Emphasis

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2018 Naked Under Her Clothes, Part 2, Sol Hill Studio Gallery, with Poet Laureate Sojouner Kinkaid Rolle, Emeritus, Santa Barbara, CA.

2017 Dream Portal, Once Upon a Time, Site-Specific Installation at Adams Square Mini-Park Gas Station, Glendale, CA

2015 Naked Under Her Clothes, Monoprints with Chine Colle’ Series, Exhibition and collaborative multi-disciplinary event with 5 professional dancers and City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Project Space 643, Ventura, CA

2015 Naked Under Her Clothes, Solo Exhibit, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Habitats and Inhabitants, Industry Home Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1995 Window Space Gallery, Installation, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2018 CAW Invitational, “The Persistence of Growth”, Site-Specific, Interactive Installation, Community Arts Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA

2018 Night & Day, Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition, Curator, Bob Alderette, USC, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College, Montecito, CA

2017 The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Juror: Barbara McAdam, Co-Exec. Editor ARTNews, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Open Show, Juried by Anna Katz, Curator, MOCA, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Seismic Shift, Confronting Catastrophe, Juror, Mackenzie Stevens, Curator, Hammer Museum, Avenue 50 Studio Gallery and Launch LA, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Ink and Clay 43, A National Competition, Jurors, Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis), Nancy Haselbacher (Otis), Anne Martens, (J. Paul Getty Museum), Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2017 Make America, Juror, Nancy L. Meyer, Director of Exhibitions, Curatorial Manager for LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Brand 44 Works on Paper, Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror, Laddie John Dill, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

2016 Ink & Clay 42, A National Competition, Jurors, Denise Kraemar (Ink), Patrick Crabb (Clay), Peter Mays (Curatorial), W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA , (AWARDS)

2016 tXtME , Juried Exhibition, Juror, Leisa Austin, Imago Galleries, Orange Country Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2016 Naked Underneath, Invitational, (with 5 professional dancers and City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle), Curator, Shannon Currie-Holmes, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

2015 Fashionistas Fight Back, Juried Exhibition, Curator, Shana Nys Dambrot, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA

2015 WaterWorks II, Juried Exhibition, Juror, Juri Koll The Art Gallery, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

2015 WaterWorks II, Juried Exhibition, Juror, Juri Koll, Founder/Director Venice Institute of Art, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA

2014 Brand 42 Works on Paper, Celebrate, Juried Exhibition, Juror, Jack Rutberg, Rutberg Gallery, Brand Library Art Center, Glendale, CA

2014 From Her, An Exhibition by Women about Women, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Gene Pool, Invitational, AFS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1979,1981, Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2009,2011,2012

2012 LIFT, Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition, Juror Howard Fox, Curator at LACMA, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College Montecito, CA

2012 Three’s A Crowd, Minimal Expression in a Maximal World, Invitational Exhibition, AFS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012 Mini Print International de Cadaques, Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, SPAIN

2012 Gene Pool, Invitational Three Person Exhibit, AFS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2008 Edge, Curator, Ro Snell, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA (Inaugural Exhibition)

1993 The Coastal Project, 1988-1993, A Retrospective, Curator, Alfred Ramirez, College of Creative Studies Gallery, in collaboration with Robin Bisio, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1985 Fifth Annual Juried Show, OrangeCountyCenter for ContemporaryArt (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA

PUBLIC PROJECTS (Selected)

2018 Healing Hut for Soul Repair, A pop-up interactive installation for community healing,. (GRANT)

2017 Dream Portal, Once Upon a Time. Site-Specific Installation, Adams Square Mini-Park Gas Station, Glendale, CA (AWARD)

2010 Giant Brown Kelp, Wrought Iron Railing Design, (Fabricator, David Shelton), City of Santa Barbara Airport Terminal Public Art Commission (AWARD)

1988-1993 Cormorant Dance Foundation. Thousand Steps to Ledbetter Beach, Site-Specific installation, Santa Barbara, CA

1993 Installation, Window Space Gallery, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1988 Holiday Art on Parade, State Street lamppost Holiday Ornaments, Santa Barbara Downtown Association, Santa Barbara, CA (AWARD)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Selected)

2008-Present Residential Design Consultant

1986 – 2008 Architectural Design + Drafting, Residential Design, Principal

1982-1983 Owner/Construction Supervisor, (All Trades), Homes for People (non-profit), Residential Construction, Santa Barbara, CA

1978 Assistant Curator of Photography to Fred Parker, Photographic Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, “Attitudes” Exhibition, Contemporary Photography Santa Barbara, CA

COMMUNITY ACTIVISM (Selected)

2017 “Girls with Tools”, Workshop Leader at Youth Interactive, Community Arts Enrichment Grant

2010-Present Mentor for Visual Artists, Art Without Limits (AWOL), Santa Barbara, CA.

2002-2004 Visual Art and Design Academy (VADA),Santa Barbara High School, Chair of the Annual Student Exhibition at the McCormick House, Santa Barbara, CA

1995-1996 Summer Solstice Board of Directors, Santa Barbara, CA

1981 Abalone Alliance Action, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Civil Disobedience Blockade, Affinity group “Sitting Ducks”, San Luis Obispo, CA

1981 Homes For People, Founding Member, Santa Barbara’s first median income affordable housing project, Rancho Deluxe, Santa Barbara, CA

AWARDS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS (Selected)

2018 Squire Foundation, Healing Hut for Soul Repair, Pop-up Installation Community Artists

2017 California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition, presented by Laura Friedman, Member of the State Assembly 43rd District, Dream Portal, Once Upon a Time, Public Art, Glendale, CA

2017 Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation Community Arts Enrichment Grant, Girls with Tools Workshop, Youth Interactive, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild and Santa Barbara Visual Artists Joint Exhibition, Second Place 3-D, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 Ink & Clay 42, Juror’s Ink Choice Award, Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2016 Ink & Clay 42, Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award, Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona , CA

2016 Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild Open Juried Spring Exhibition, Second Place, Community Arts Workshop Gallery (CAW),

2015 The John C. Profant Foundation for the Arts, The Pat Hines Award For Bronzecasting

2011 Joseph Centeno Aquatics Complex, Public Art Finalist, Collaboration , Alfred Ramirez, New Cuyama, CA

2010 City of Santa Barbara Airport Terminal Public Art Commission, Giant Brown Kelp, Wrought Iron Railing Design, (Fabricator, David Shelton), Winner

1992 Santa Barbara County Child and Family Services Building, Percent for Art Proposal, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the County Art in Public Places Committee, and the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services, Finalist, (Collaboration , Alfred Ramirez and Isabella Kelly-Ramirez)

1992 Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara, Concept Design Award, Collaboration , Alfred Ramirez

1980 University of California, Santa Barbara Travel Grant

1979 University of California, Santa Barbara Art Affiliates Fellowship

1979 University of California, Santa Barbara Patent Fund Grant

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS (Selected)

2015 Nys Dambrot, Shana. Colleen M Kelly, Escaping the Matrix.” Huffington Post, THE BLOG, https,//www.huffingtonpost.com/shana-nys-dambrot/colleen-m-kelly-escaping- _b_7607438.html . June 18, 2015.

2012 Woodward, Josef. ART REVIEW, Family Non-Traditional – The genetically conjoined artists Alfred Ramirez, Isabella Kelly-Ramirez and Colleen M. Kelly come together in an AFS Gallery show.” Santa Barbara News-Press, February 3, 2012, p.1 Scene Section.

2012 McMahon, Marilyn. OUR TOWN, ‘Gene Pool’ features family.” Santa Barbara News-Press, January 11, 2012, p.1 Life Section.

1988 Cover Photo, State Street Holiday Art on Parade, Santa Barbara Independent, December 1988,

VIDEO

2012 Hatch, Erik. “Giant Brown Kelp – Shelton Design/Colleen Kelly.” https,//youtu.be/lhhMaW8f5s8 . March 13, 2012.

2011 FlySBA.com. “Giant Brown Kelp” https,//youtu.be/tT86NS5MeA8 October 29, 2011

  • Escaping the Matrix, HuffPost Article, Author: Shana Nys Dambrot, 6/18/15

    June 6, 2017 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Escaping the Matrix, HuffPost Article, 6/18/15 Like paper dolls from the latter days of Mad Men, altered by a presence of physical graffiti, the monotypes with chine collé in Colleen M. Kelly‘s disarming series Naked Under Her Clothes are subversive and subtle, sexy but not sexual, traditional and unconventional, subliminal and right there on the […]

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