Kathryn Kelley

Kathy Kelley :: artist + writer + neophyte scholar + renovator + puppy walker.

Abbreviated Bio

Kathryn Kelley
art process selfie #45,302,482

Kathy Kelley, mid installation break, 2015.


athy Kelley (CV) is a doctoral student in Fine Art: Critical Studies and Artist Practices at Texas Tech University and is a practicing artist. She is involved with interdisciplinary research exploring the possible functions of the writing practices of visual artists who are prolific in art production, recognized in the art world as seminal and sustain their art making practice throughout their lifespan. Academically she is a recipient of the Helen DeVitt Jones Art Artistic Merit VPA Scholarship, CH Foundation Graduate Fellowship, TTU VPA Designated Scholarship, and a TTU Presidential Doctoral Exemption. Kelley’s research interests arose from within her own art practice, involvement in the Houston art community, and her instrumental role in developing and implementing a contemporary art foundation program, WASH [Workshop in Art Studio + History], at Sam Houston State University. She has been selected and participated in several Integrative Teaching International ThinkTanks on contemporary pedagogical practices in collegiate art foundation programs.

kathryn kelley installation work at LHUCA

archiving distentions of memory (not to scale), LHUCA solo exhibition, Lubbock, 2015

Kelley is the founding president of BOX 13 ArtSpace, a non-profit experimental exhibition and studio space in Houston, Texas. Highlights of her solo exhibition record includes Women and Their Work (Austin), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), Houston Art League, G Gallery (Houston), Darke Gallery (Houston), Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center (Lubbock) and other venues. Her work has also been exhibited in Mexico, Peru and Spain. Kelley has also received grants from Houston Arts Alliance and Buffalo Bayou Art Park, as well as full fellowships for artist residencies at I-Park (Connecticut), Vermont Studio Centers (Vermont) and Darke Gallery (Houston). 

Skill Sets

Short Listing
scholar [neophyte]
american consumer
pedagogy - art foundations
plays well with others
perpetual home renovator + puppy walker

Critical Perspective