Mary Reid Kelley
Mary Reid Kelley is an artist who uses video as a locus for her poetry, painting, live action performance, and stop-motion animation. She studied Art and Women's Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2009. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Other exhibition venues include the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (Karlsruhe, Germany). Kelley produced a video commissioned by SITE Santa Fe for the 2010 SITE Santa Fe Biennial, The Dissolve. The videos that she makes in collaboration with her husband (media artist Patrick Kelley) have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, and Art in America. The making of The Syphilis of Sisyphus in 2011 was documented in Season Six of PBS' Art:21, episode History. Kelley is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize. She lives and works in upstate New York.