In my practice I explore the figure in a variety of materials and methods. Through sculpture and painting I want to engage the viewer in a reflective visual dialogue that explores what it means to be human, fragile and simultaneously a part of and disconnected from one’s surrounding environment.
Living in the Hudson Valley of New York Kelly is currently pursuing graduate studies at Hunter College NYC. After serving as the Director of Education at R&F Handmade Paints she was inspired to return to school to expand her ability to teach in the arts. She has taught through a variety of art organizations including: Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Women's Studio Workshop and R&F. Having completed her undergraduate studies in 2007 with a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz she continues to engage in an active and exploratory studio practice.
Instruction and Workshops
I began teaching through R&F Handmade Paints in 2009 and eventually ran their education program from 2014-2017. I am currently a graduate student in the Art Education program at Hunter College in NYC. Teaching is an expansive experience for me and I thoroughly enjoy working with students of all experience levels and backgrounds. All the knowledge I have compiled through my personal studio experience, working with other artists and being in professional setting is what I strive to share with anyone who looking to take their next steps.