Mary Kelly - Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio
Kelly is known for her project-based work addressing questions of sexuality and identity in the form of large-scale narrative installations. Her solo exhibitions include the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; the Generali Foundation, Vienna; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Power Plant, Toronto; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Konstmuseet Malmö; the Helsinki City Art Museum; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
Selected group exhibitions include Documenta XII, Kassel; WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Academy, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Occupying Space, Haus der Kunst, Munich; NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Global Conceptualism, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis and Queens Museum of Art, New York; the 1991 Biennial and the 2004 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art; 4th Biennial of Sydney, Gallery of New South Wales; Un Certain Art Anglais, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; La Mémoire, Académie de France à Rome; Nude/Body/Action, Tate Modern, London; and The American Century 19502000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
From 1989 to 1996, she served as the Director of Studios for the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Kelly was a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship; Visiting Artist and Fellow of New Hall College, Cambridge University; and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Wolverhampton in 2004.
Her published works include Imaging Desire (1996); Mary Kelly (1997); Post-Partum Document (1998); and Rereading Post-Partum Document (1999). Kelly is represented by Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles.
MA, Pius XII Institute, Florence, Italy; Postgraduate Diploma, St. Martin’s School of Art, London.