Kelly O'Brien

Art & Art History Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 306C Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-1208
Email: obrienke@uwstout.edu

Research Interests: Collections: The Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

Education

    • MFA Sculpture
      Georgia State University
      Atlanta, GA, United States, 2012
    • BA Philosphy
      Buffalo State College
      Buffalo, NY, United States, 2008
    • BA Sculpture
      Buffalo State College
      Buffalo, NY, United States, 2008

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Rio Grande
        Instructor/Visiting Artist-in-Residence
        2013
      • University of Rio Grande
        Visiting Artist-in-Residence
        2013
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor of Sculpture
        2013
      • Georgia State University
        Instructor of Record
        2012
      • Ox-Bow School of Art
        Fall Artist-in-Residence
        2012
      • Georgia State University
        Instructor of Record
        2011

      • Teaching Assistant
        2011
      • Georgia State University
        Assistant to Ruth Stanford
        2010
      • Georgia State University
        Teaching Assistant
        2010
      • Georgia State University
        Teaching Assistant
        2009

    Academic - P-12

      • Anderson Ranch Arts Center
        Outside the White Cube Sculpture Workshop
        2012

Intellectual Contributions

    Bibliography

    • O'Brien, K. (2013). International Painting Annual (Bibliography). , 3, Cincinnati, OH: Exhibition-in-Print,.
    • O'Brien, K. (2013). ForgetGood Zine (Bibliography). .
    • O'Brien, K. (2012). Online Interview for Dashboard CoOp (Bibliography). , Atlanta, GA.
    • O'Brien, K. (2012). Review: Material feats of Cha Jongrye, Kelly O’Brien challenge notions of sculpture (Bibliography). .
    • O'Brien, K. (2011). Pre-Emergent (Bibliography). , Aqua Art Catalog.
    • O'Brien, K. (2010). Bring It! (Bibliography). , Gallery Catalog, Texas Tech University.
    • O'Brien, K. (2010). (Bibliography). , Atlanta, GA.
    • O'Brien, K. (2010). Sculptures at Kibbee Gallery balance slapstick with malevolence (Bibliography). , Atlanta, GA.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Exhibition, Group

    • O'Brien, K. (Present) ART PAPERS Art Auction, (Invitation Only). Mason Murer Fine Art. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) 100 at 100 Juried Alumni Exhibition. Ernest G. Welch Gallery at Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) ART PAPERS Art Auction, (Invitation Only). Mason Murer Fine Art. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) BooMCity. Annual Dashboard Co-Op Featured Artists Exhibition, M. Rich Building. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition. Art Institute & Gallery. Salisbury, Maryland, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Arrest Me, International Juried Exhibition. PUNCH Gallery. Seattle, Washington, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Create, Destroy. Rebuild, Beep Beep Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Feral Flirtations: Artists Playing with Animals. Three-Artist Sculpture Exhibition, Kibbee Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again, Curated by Dr. Jerry Cullum. Whitespace Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala. The Goat Farm. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) The Drawing Show. Kibbee Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) The Welch School 2012 Juried Student Exhibition. Ernest G. Welch Gallery at Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Anima & Animus. Young Blood Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Aqua 11 Art Miami. Aqua Hotel. Miami Beach, Florida, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) BRING IT.. Landmarks Arts- Galleries of Texas Tech School of Art. Lubbock, Texas, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala. Solo Room Installation, Bradford Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Happy Endings, Two Person Show. Cornbred Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) TEETH:HAIR:GOLD. Studio 900. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) AMERICA. MINT Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Castleberry Hill First Friday Art Stroll. The Granite Room. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Not You: Self-Portrait Show. MINT Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Plastic. Eyedrum Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) The Blotter Show. Kibbee Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Wet Hot American Mixer. The Goat Farm. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) In the Nick of Time. Kibbee Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Mid Summer's Night Fire Sculpture Celebration. Pedvale Open Air Museum, Sculpture Park. Sabile, Latvia.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) New Buffalo Artists Exhibition. Center for Inquiry. Amherst, New York, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) 2008 Annual Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Award for Best Sculptor,. Buffalo State College, Upton Gallery. Buffalo, New York, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Mobility Across the Ages. Solo Room Installation, Buffalo Central Terminal. Buffalo, New York, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Tri-Mania. Tri-Main Center and Buffalo Arts Studio. Buffalo, New York, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Sculpture Symposium. Cast Iron Exhibition. Pirkkala, Finland.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) 2006 Annual Art Education Juried Exhibition. Buffalo State College, Upton Gallery. Buffalo, New York, United States.

    Art - Exhibition, One-Person

    • O'Brien, K. (Present) BULGE: an Installation by Kelly O’Brien. University of Rio Grande, Greer Museum. Rio Grande, Ohio, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) TEDxPeachtree. Buckhead Theater. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Glitz!. Ernest G. Welch Gallery at Georgia State University, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Invasive Synthetics. Red Mill Gallery at Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, Vermont, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Putting Lipstick on a Sculpture. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Under the Rainbow. Girl/Boy Gallery at Ox-Bow. Saugatuck, Michigan, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Water Works: Phase 1. Fountain Sculpture Installation, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, United States.
    • O'Brien, K. (Present) Last Call. Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 234. Buffalo, New York, United States.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • O'Brien, K. (2013). Art Appreciation Workshops. , Rio Grande, OH, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • O'Brien, K. Artist Grant. Sponsored by Vermont Studio Center.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • McKnight Visual Arts, MCAD (June 1, 2015)
    • VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship, Department of Painting + Printmaking (2012)
    • Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Fellowship, (2011)

    Scholarship

    • Painting & Drawing Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center (2013)
    • Ox-Bow Scholarship, Joan Mitchell Foundation (2012)
    • Sculpture Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center (2012)
    • Doris Aikman Scholarship, The Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs (2008)

    Award

    • Unrestricted monetary award to visual artists, Dave Bown Projects (2012)
    • Welch School of Art and Design Director's Award, Georgia State University (2012)
    • Sande H. Zirlin Award, Fine Arts Scholarship (2009)
    • Award for Excellence in Sculpture, Buffalo State College (2008)

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Furlong Gallery Committee (2013 - 2014)

    Professional

    • Public Relations, Edgewood Sculpture Forum (2011)