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RESUME: KEN KELLY

Born:
Magnolia, Arkansas, 1955
Lives and works in Seattle, Washington

EDUCATION

1973-74 Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
1974-77 University of Georgia, Athens, GA (B.F.A.)
1979-81 University of Arizona, Tucson

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Future Perfect, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2005
Babble, Pulliam-Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland OR

2004
New Paintings, Howard House, Seattle, WA

2001
Crush, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Skinyard, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Flash, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY

2000
Metalmouth, Howard House, Seattle, WA

1999
Fluid Abstraction: Paintings, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

1998
Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, Seattle, WA
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY

1997
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1996
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1994
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

1992
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1991
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

1987
Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Three person show, Pulliam-Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR

2007
18 Painrters, Visual Arts Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR

2005
Patterned Thought, Thoughtgul Pattern, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

2003
YSA!!!, Howard House, Seattle, WA

2001
Ken Kelly, David Sharpe, James Schrosbree, Ron Judish Fine Art, Denver, CO

2000
Painting, American Style, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999
Air Hockey, Howard House, Seattle, WA

1998
Drawings…Second Annual Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski , Seattle, WA
Pattern, AirTouch Cellular One, Bellevue, WA, Curator: Marjory Aronson

1997
Drawings…An Annual Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA
Human References: Marks of the Artist, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA
Safeco Collects: Northwest Art 1976-1997, Jundt Art Museum,
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Unpacking the Collection: 70 years of Collecting at the Henry, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Miniatures, Mazey-Hickey Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996
A Collective Endeavor: Artfair Seattle 1992 - 1995, Seafirst Gallery,Seattle, WA
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Abstract Eroticism, Museum of Contemporary Art, London, Great Britain
Microsoft Artwalk 12: Print Exhibition, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Recent Northwest Acquisitions, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Collects, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1995
Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994
Year 1: A Survey, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Radcliffe Bailey, Nate Fors, Ken Kelly, Emilio Tori”, David Beitzel Gallery,New York, NY
Painters, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Passion, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993
Botanic, Sean Elwood Fine Arts, Seattle, WA
Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York, NY
Second Annual Small Works Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
The Art of Microsoft, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1992
The Betty Bowen Legacy: Fourteen Years of Award Winning Art, Security
Pacific Bank Gallery, Seattle, WA
Recent Acquisitions/ New Inventory, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Nugent Gallery, Portland, OR

1990
Gallery Potatohead, Seattle, WA

1989
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Bumberbiennale: Decade of Abstraction 1979 - 1989, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

1988
Underexposed Seattle, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA
Northwest Juried Art ‘88, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

1987
Inaugural Exhibition, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Hillclimb Show, Pike Place Hillclimb, Seattle, WA
Painting and Sculpture ‘87, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1986
Northwest Impressions: Works on Paper, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
15th Avenue Studio, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle,WA

1985
Neo York/Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1984
South of the Border, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1983
5 Wall/ 5 Painters, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA

1981
3 From Tucson, Bisbee Fine Arts Center, Bisbee, AZ

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Grant Recipient
2001 Neddy Award Finalist, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA
2001 Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1999 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA: Artist-in-residence
1997 Seattle Arts Commission Award: Seattle Artists 1997
1992 Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Grant Recipient
1992 Seattle Arts Commission Award: Seattle Artists 1992
1992 Kirkland Arts Center: First Place, Third Annual Juried Art Show and Competition
1992 Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA: Visiting Artist
1989 Seattle Art Museum: Betty Bowen Award
1988 Cheney Cowles Museum: Spokane Arts Commission Award, Northwest Juried Art 1988
1988 Seattle Arts Commission Award: Seattle Artists 1988
1977 Ford Foundation: Undergraduate Grant (Also 1976)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Seattle, Washington
Hillis, Clark, Martin & Peterson, Seattle, Washington
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Seattle City Light, Portable Works Collection, Seattle, Washington
Safeco Insurance Collection, Seattle, Washington
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Gallatin Cascade, Inc.
RAJA Investments, Boise, Idaho
Princess Cruise Lines, New York, New York
Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Perkins-Coie

SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2004
Hackett, Regina. “Contemporary views of home illuminate Howard House”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 28, p. 18.

2000
Albiani, Rebecca. “Ken Kelly at Howard House”, Artweek, Vol.31, Issue 5, May, (Cover Image)
Fredericksen, Eric. “Strong Simplicity”, The Stranger, March 16
Hackett, Regina. “Ken Kelly at Howard House”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 24
Hackett, Regina. “Looking Beyond Seattle's Glass,” Art & Antiques, September (Volume XIX, Number 8; Pages 100 - 106)

1997
Sellars, Beth. “Human References: Marks of the Artist,” Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, Washington

1996
Updike, Robin. “Art of New Shows Pays Homage to History, Biology, Poetry,” The Seattle Times, March 14, (Section E: Page 1)

1995
Allan, Lois. Contemporary Art in The Northwest, University of Toronto Press, Ontario, Canada.
Kandel, Susan. “Kelly's Pattern Of Multileveled Intent,” Los Angeles Times,
March 24, (Page F14)
Hackett, Regina. “Artist Explores The Aging Of Cheap Charm”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April, 14
Stapen, Nancy. “New Talent at Alpha Gallery,” The Boston Globe, June 22,

1994
Adamson, Loch. “Art: Making Waves: Ken Kelly, Greg Kucera Gallery,” The Seattle Weekly April, 20
Johnson, Holly. “Ken Kelly's Blobs Billow Before Your Eyes,” The Oregonian, Oct. 25,
1993 McTaggart, Tom. “Tracking The Winners,” Reflex, January/February
Petry, Michael. “Abstract Eroticism,” Art & Design, Academy Editions, London (Number 47; Pages 30 - 31)
DeVouno, Frances. “Ken Kelly,” ArtNews, March, (Page 120 - 121)
McLerran, Jennifer. “On The Scene: Seattle and Vancouver,” ARTSPACE, March/April
Weinstein, Joel. “Seattle Artist Deft With Shapes, Color,” The Oregonian, April 9
Kangas, Matthew. “Handmade Art Thrives in the Age of Cold Technology,” The Seattle Weekly, December 16
Hackett, Regina. “Paintings Featured in Arts Center Exhibit,” Seattle Post- Intelligencer,December 21

1992
Hackett, Regina. “Four Gallery Exhibits Highlight The Strengths In Northwest Diversity,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 14
Adamson, Loch.. “Visceral Sightings: Natural Geometrics,” Reflex, November/December

1991
Glowen, Ron. “Expansions and Abstractions,” Visions, Summer
Smallwood, Lyn. “Greg Kucera: Ken Kelly”, The Seattle Weekly, February 13
Hackett, Regina. “An Eye for Orbs: Kelly Paints Pop Abstractions,”Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Feb.16

1989
Carlsson, Jae. “Figure vs. Ground - Ken Kelly at Cliff Michel,l” Reflex, July/August
Smallwood, Lyn. “Vigorous Abstraction”, The Weekly, May
Kangas, Matthew. “Ken Kelly At Cliff Michel,” Art in America, December 9

1987
Hackett, Regina. “Show Taps Town's Top Tavern Art,” Seattle Post- Intelligencer, March 6
Hackett, Regina. “Kelly's Paintings Speak For Themselves,”, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, May 17, 1987
Hackett, Regina. “Exhibits Offer Welcome Relief to Gallery-Goers Tired of Good Taste,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 8