Graduate Fine Arts

Kelly Nipper

MFA Senior Critic

Kelly Nipper began working with dancers, movement systems, and Labanotation as a study into the foundation of photography and the moving image in the late 1990's. At this time, she began a new series of questions, explorations, and experiments: crystals and anatomy as a generative means for shaping space, objects as environments for moving, theory and practice for ordering movement in space, body connectivity, and environmental flow. Nipper's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, Tramway, Glasgow and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Her performances have been commissioned by Performa, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, and South London Gallery, UK. Nipper's work has been included in group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland, Whitechapel, London, and the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She received her MFA in Photography from California Institute of the Arts in 1995 and BFA in Media Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1993.