Graduate Fine Arts

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Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley

Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:30pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and her distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in polemical, graphically stylized videos, made in collaboration with her partner Patrick Kelley. Mary and Patrick’s videos have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Bremen, The High Line, New York, MUDAM Luxembourg, the Hammer Museum, the ICA Boston, and SITE Santa Fe. Group exhibitions include Haus Der Kunst, Munich, CCA Warsaw, and MACBA Barcelona. Mary and Patrick’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,  The Guardian, W Magazine, La Reppublica, Vogue, The New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, ARTnews, and Art in America. Mary and Patrick live and work in upstate New York. Their 2016 film, This Is Offal, won the Baloise Prize at Art Basel. Mary is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley are the Keith L. and Kathy Sachs Visiting Professors in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year.