Mary Reid Kelley

 
Born in Greenville, South Carolina
 
Lives and works in Saratoga Springs, New York
 
2009
MFA, Yale University Art School, New Haven, CT
2001
BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, Magna cum Laude

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
 
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2017
MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (link)
 
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2016
“The Minotaur Trilogy,” Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
 
“A Marquee Piece of Sod: The WWI Films of Mary Reid Kelley,” Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
 
Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (link)
2015
"The Thong of Dionysus," Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
 
"Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (link)
2014
"Swinburne's Pasiphae," Pilar Corrias Gallery, London UK
 
"Mary Reid Kelley," Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
 
"Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos," Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; traveling to SUNY Albany, NY
2013
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA
 
The Syphilis of Sysiphus, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
 
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2011
The Syphilis of Sisyphus, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY
2010
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
"You Make Me Iliad, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, England
2009
Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
2007
Bring Superior Forces to Bear, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2006
Paper Union Augsburg College Christensen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibitions

2017
“The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
 
“Gray Matters,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
 
“The Humors,” MUMA, Melbourne, Australia
 
“Blind Faith,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2016
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Romeo, New York, NY
 
"Objects Do Things," Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (link)
2015
Whos Speaking?, KLEMMS, Berlin, Germany
 
SITE 20 Years / 20 Shows, SITE, Santa Fe, NM
 
Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
 
Homespun, Marlborough School, Seaver Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
"Rose Video 03: Maria Lassnig and Mary Reid Kelley," Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, South Waltham, Massachusetts
2013
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from the Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2012
Buy Me Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
 
Rear View Mirror, Space B, New York, NY
 
Weighted Words, Zabludowiz Collection, London, UK
 
Re-Generation, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy
2011
"StageCraft; Brian Bress, Deville Cohen, Kate Gilmore and Mary Reid Kelley, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
 
Doublespeak, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Texture.Txt, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
 
Images From a Floating World, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY
 
Words, Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, TX
2010
The Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe Eighth International, Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
Signal & Noise Media Art Festival, VIVO Media Arts Center, Vancouver, CA
 
Fast Forward 2 The Power of Motion, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
"Ludicrous!", Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
2009
Will Happiness Find Me? Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Interval(le)s, Journal, University of Liege Publications
2006
Uncle Tom to Peeping Tom, Wisconsin African American Womens Center, Milwaukee, WI
2005
Pinko Commies, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2004
Draw, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

Bibliography

2017
Sharp, Sarah Rose, “Artists Embrace the Grayscale,” Hyperallergic (web), July 20
 
Wallace, David, “Walter Benjamin’s Unfinished Magnum Opus, Revisited through Contemporary Art,” The New Yorker (web), May 9
 
Pinto, Ana Teixeira, “Review: Mary Reid Kelley at Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany,” frieze (web), January 14 (link)
2016
Jeppesen, Travis, “Critics’ Pick: Mary Reid Kelley at Arratia Beer,” Artforum (web), April 1
 
Teixeria Pinto, Ana, “Mary Reid Kelley’s ‘The Minotaur Trilogy’,” art agenda (web), April 11
 
Scher, Robin, “Sara Cwynar and Mary Reid Kelley Named Winners of the Baloise Art Prize,’ ArtNews (web), June 14
 
Gleisner, Jacquelyn, “MacArthur Fellow Mary Reid Kelley on Dismantling Sexual Taboos with Humor,” Hyperallergic (web), October 26,
 
Lamon, Madeleine, “Meet the Penn Design critic who snagged a MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’,” The Daily Pennsylvanian (web), October 27
 
“Vincent Fecteau, Kellie Jones, Mary Reid Kelley, Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, and Joyce J. Scott Among 2016 MacArthur Fellow,” Artforum (web), September 22
 
Segal, Corinne, “Video artist, MacArthur fellow Mary Reid Kelley on recovering history’s lost narratives,” PBS News Hour (web), October 2
 
Chiaverina, John, “Kellie Jones, Vincent Fecteau, and Mary Reid Kelley Named MacArthur Fellows,” ArtNews (web), September 22
 
Frank, Priscilla, “Video Artist Mary Reid Kelley on Why the Urge to Apply Makeup is Fundamentally Human,” The Huffington Post (web), September 23
2015
Heartney, Eleanor, Sex, Mayhem, and Ghosts of the Unconscious, ArtNews, January
 
Jadrnak, Jackie, Site Sante Fe celebrates 20th Anniversary, Albuquerque Journal, March 6
 
Lampe, Lilly, The Work of Four Seriously Funny Women Artists, Hyperallergic, March 26
 
Detweiler, Henry, Review: Artists fuse funy-haha, funny-odd and existential angst in ACACs Pratfall Tramps, Arts ATL, March 26
 
Carver, Jon, Santa Fe: 20 Years / 20 Shows at SITE Santa Fe, art ltd, May/June
 
Cahill, James, A Wandering Will: Mary reid Kelley Discusses Swinbrunes Pasiphae, Los Angeles Review of Books, May 25
 
IX Moscow International Biennale, Fashion and Style in Photography 2015, Multimedia complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, Russia
 
Reid Kelley, Mary, Sam Messer, BOMB Magazine, Summer
 
Lord, Benjamin, Mary Reid Kelley at The Hammer, Carla, Fall
 
Boucher, Brian, Mary Reid Kelleys Lush Videos Take on the Minotaur and Nicki Minaj, ArtNet News (web), October 23
 
Rees, Allyson, Mary Reid Kelley Reimagines Mythology from a Womans POV, LA Confidential, May 12
2014
Applin, Jo, Reviews: Mary Reid Kelley, ArtForum, December
 
Cuir, Raphael, Mary Reid Kelley, Art Press, December
 
Boucher, Brian, "Guggenheim Foundation 2014 Fellows Include Mary Reid Kelley, La Toya Ruby Frazier," Art in America online, April 10 (link)
2013
Thomson, Allese, "500 Words: Mary Reid Kelley," Artforum.com, August 14 (link)
 
Yurkevich, Vanessa, "Mary Reid Kelley Debuts at the ICA Boston," Artinfo, October 2 (link)
 
McQuaid, Cate, Images speaking of desire and fear at the ICA, The Boston Globe, August 1 (link)
 
Frank, Priscilla, Mary Reid Kelleys 3D Historical Tableaux Come To ICA Boston, The Huffington Post, July 29 (link)
 
Cheh, Carol, Review: Mary Reid Kelley: Priapus Agonistes, Pastelegram, July 26 (link)
 
Vitamin D2: New Perspective in Drawing, Phaidon Press, May
2012
Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6, PBS Television Series and Companion Volume
 
Searle, Adrian, How performance art took over, The Guardian, July 3
 
McClemont, Doug, Reviews: Mary Reid Kelley, ARTNews, March
 
Goings On About Town: Art, Mary Reid Kelley, The New Yorker, January
 
Davis, Ben, Finding the Reason In Mary Reid Kelleys Mad Rhymes About French History, Artinfo, January 6
2011
Johnson, Ken, Mary Reid Kelley: The Syphilis of Sisyphus, New York Times, December 1
 
Beckman, Ericka, Mary Reid Kelley, Sadie the Saddest Sadist, Artforum, December
 
Boucher, Brian, Mary Reid Kelley, In Plain Frenglish, Art in America, November 11
2010
Robecchi, Michele, Mary Reid Kelley, Pilar Corrias-London, Flash Art, November
 
the dissolve, Site Santa Fe Biennial Catalogue, curated by Sarah Lewis and Daniel Belasco
 
Allen, Emma, Verbal Play and Venereal Disease: A Q & A with Mary Reid Kelley, ArtInfo, June 15 (link)
 
Mizota, Sharon, Modern girl, Los Angeles Times, May 21 (link)
 
Ryan, Bartholomew, Marx On My, Lenin Mary Reid Kelley, Metropolis M, April (link)
 
Kazanjian, Dodie. The Body Eccentric. Vogue, February 2010. p. 188-193.
2009
Smith, Roberta, Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint, New York Times, December 31
 
Madoff, Steven Henry, Openings: Mary Reid Kelley, Art Forum, November
 
Storr, Robert, So it Goes, Frieze, Issue 127, November/December
 
Boucher, Brian, Mary Reid Kelley, Art in America, November 13
 
Vilas, Amber, Mary Reid Kelley in New York, Art Info, September 25
2008
Pearse, Emma, Artist Mary Reid Kelley Goes to War, New York Magazine, July 14

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2016
MacArthur Fellowship
2014
Guggenheim Fellow
 
AICA Award in Best Time-Based Format (performance, video film, sound) for Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, Curated by Daniel Belasco
2013
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
2012
The Shifting Foundation Grant
2011
Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
2009
Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT
 
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
2008
CAA Visual Arts Fellowship
 
Schoelkopf Travel Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT
 
Beinecke Library Research Fellowship, Yale University New Haven, CT
 
Guest Lecturer, Women and Art at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2004
Jerome Foundation Artist Residency Fellowship at Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, Moose Lake, MN
2001
Art Apprenticeship, St. Olaf College Department of Art and Art History, Northfield, MN

Collections

 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom
 
The Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
 
UBS Art Collection, New York, NY
 
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT