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Mary A. Kelly

By 29th March 2019May 13th, 2022Individuals, Artists

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Website https://marykelly.website/

Mary A. Kelly is a contemporary Irish artist and filmmaker. She holds an M.A. in Fine Art from N.C.A.D. as well as a Degree in Film from the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She also holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from U.C.D.

Bio & Career

Mary A. Kelly has won many awards, including recently The College of Surgeons art award in conjunction with the Irish Times 2019, Artlinks award 2007 and the Irish American Arts award 2006. Her films have been screened at amongst others, NYU Tish School of the Arts, Cantor Film Centre New York and B.B.C. Short Film Festival, UCI Leicester Square London. She is widely collected and is included in both the Microsoft and Goldman Sachs collections/b. She is widely collected and is included in both the Microsoft and Goldman Sachs collections.

Publications

Photography books by

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Mary Kelly Appears in

  • Year, Author(s), Title, City: Publisher (Listed chronologically)
  • 2012 Atelier + Kitchen = Laboratories of the Senses, Edited by MARTA Herford, foreword by Hubertus Gaßner, Roland Nachtigäller, texts by Sabine Autsch, Friederike Fast, Hubertus Gaßner, Michael Kröger, Herbert Molderings, Thomas Niemeyer, Jürgen Raap, Sabine Schütz, Oliver Seifert, Philip Ursprung, Monika Wagner. ISBN 978-3-7757-3438-7
  • 2012 Father & Child, essay by David Galloway, ISBN 978-3-00-037855-3
  • 2011 Contemporary Visual Art in Ireland 2000 – 2011. Curated / edited by Noel  Kelly & Seán Kissane. ISBN: 978-1-907683-11-4
  • 2010 Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst, Burkhard Leissmere and Martina Padberg. ISBN 978-3-86832-020-6
  • 2010 Movers and Shapers 3 – Conversations in the Irish Art World, Vera Ryan, p. 115 – 117, Galley Head Press
  • 2010 Mirror Mirror, a selection of work from the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland
  • 2009 Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art. Seeing Ireland by Aidan Dunne
  • 2008 The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 2, March-April, Mary A. Kelly, p. 12
  • 2007 Journeys, Office of Public Works.
  • 2006 Ten Years in the Making, Art in State Buildings ’95 – ’05, OPW
  • 2005 Paris Photo ’05
  • 2005 Eurojet Futures, An Anthology of Emerging Art from Ireland, Royal Hibernian Academy
  • 2005 Artists at Work. Asylum. Contexts. The art work, issue 2/2005
  • 2005 Asylum, St. Mary’s hospital, Castlebar
  • 2004 Why Paint? A vox pop, Circa art magazine, September
  • 2004 Paris Photo ‘04
  • 2003 The Landing, by Mary A. Kelly, p. 48, Contexts café publications, volume 2
  • 2003 Losing it, Article Press, U.K.
  • 2003 Royal Irish Academy Summer/autumn 2003
  • 2003 Crawford Open 1/3, ‘02
  • 2001 From Past to Present, Art of the State ‘01, 1815 – 2001
  • 2001 Wide Shut, Sligo Art Gallery
  • 2001 Eurojet futures 01
  • 1999 Installation Programme ’99, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • 1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb by Mary A. Kelly & Abigail O’Brien
  • 1999 Perspective ’99, Black Sole Bonne Femme, by Mary A. Kelly & Abigail O’Brien
  • 1998 in many ways we were strangers…by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, EV+A reduced catalogue
  • 1998 Reviewed Once Is Too Much, I.M.M.A., Circa Art Magazine, issue 83
  • 1998 Crossing the Distance, by Louise Dompierre, Perspective ’98 Catalogue
  • 1998 Reviewed Banquet Show, R.H.A with Peter FitzGerald & Elaine Hartigan, Circa Art Magazine, no.82

Awards and honours

  • Year, Title of the award, Awarding Body, City, Country (Listed chronologically)
  • 2019 Winner of the Royal College of Surgeons art award in conjunction with The Irish Times
  • 2007 Artlinks Bursary Award 2007
  • 2006 Irish American Arts Awards, New York, Oct.06.
  • 2006 Mermaid Greenstar Open Submission Competition Award Winner
  • 2005 Arts Council Travel & Mobility award
    2005 Cultural Relations Committee award
  • 2003 Arts Council Bursary Award
  • 2002 Artists-in-prison-scheme, Arts Council award, Portlaoise Prison, Summer ’02, Autumn ‘02
  • 2001 Solo Exhibition Award, Sligo Art Gallery, March
  • 2000 Arts Council Bursary Award, May ’00.
  • 2000 Wicklow County Council Arts Funding Awards, May
  • 1999 EV+A award
  • 1999 Arts Council – Aer Lingus Travel Award
  • 1998 NCEA Student of the Year Award
  • 1998 Random Access Video Training Symposium, Sculptor Society of Ireland
  • 1998 Markievicz Gold Medal ’97/’98 for Best Emerging Sculpture, United Arts Club, Dublin

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

  • Year, Title, Curator, Venue, City, Country (Listed chronologically)
  • 2020 Chair, Galerie Voss, Mühlengasse 3D-40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2019 Chair, Touring Exhibition supported by the Arts Council. Highlanes Art  Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • 2019 Customhouse Gallery, Westport Co. Mayo, Uillinn: West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
  • 2016 Sacred Secrets, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo
  • 2016 Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the Outside, Mayo. Collaborative exhibition, curated by Catherine Marshall,
  • 2013 Docks Art Fair, solo show, Lyon, France
  • 2013 Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Galerie Voss, Muhlengasse 3, D-40213, Dusseldorf, Germany,
  • 2012 Father and Child, Galerie Voss, Mühlengasse 3, D-40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2010 Burial, as part of unbuilding project, Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Curated Group Exhibition
    asylum, video installation, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Conference, Republic of Ireland
  • 2009 Father and Child, New Work, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
  • 2008 Clay, Claremorris Gallery, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
  • 2007 Under Construction, Hoarding Installation at site of new County Arts Centre, commissioned by South County Council as part of Fused ’07, June – duration of hoarding.
  • Pillars I, Mermaid Art Center, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 26 April
  • Asylum, John Mooney Foundation, Chigago, U.S.A., October – November
  • 2005 Asylum, Linen Hall Gallery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, June
  • 2005 The Landing, Solo booth, Brussels Art Fair, April
  • 2004 The Landing, The Blue Room, Galerie Bugdhn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2004 The Landing, The Blue Room, One Person Show with Galerie Bugdhn und Kaimer, at Art Brussels
  • 2004 The Landing, The Blue Room, One Person Show with Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, at Paris Photo, Paris
  • 2003 The Landing, The Blue Room, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place,
    Dublin.
  • 2002 Food for Thought, Microsoft Atrium Building, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin, Commission. Architects, Murray Olaoire
  • 2002 Alice’s Teaparty, Through the Looking Glass, Office of Public Works, St. Stephens Green Dublin, Commission as % for Art Scheme
  • 2001 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb, collaboration with Abigail O’Brien, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf,
  • 2001 Wide Shut, Sligo Art Gallery
  • 2000 Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, August
  • 1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb by Mary A. Kelly and Abigail O’Brien. Concourse Installation Programme, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
    Installation sited in Circa magazine, issue 87, How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb, Spring
  • 1998 Pure Blue, Intermedia ’98, Triskel Art Centre, Cork

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Boyle Arts Festival 
  • 2019 Royal Hibernian Academy Open Submission Annual 
  • 2019 REGARD, work from the National Portrait Collection of Ireland; The Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
  • 2018 R.H.A. Annual 
  • 2017 Vernissage, Galerie Voss, Muhlengasse 3, D-40213, Düsseldorf
  • 2017 Rue des Cordeliers, Portraits of a House, published by Keber; publication curated by Christoph Benjamin Schultz
  • 2016 Two Birds / One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, curated by Janet Mullarney
  • 2016 an Image of Ireland, Contemporary Artists of Ireland, Luciano Benneton Collection.
  • 2015 Gemalte Legenden gezeichnete Helden, Kunstverein, Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, September – October
  • 2015 R.H.A Annual, Ely Place, Dublin, May – August
  • 2014 Conversations, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin, June – December
  • 2014 R.H.A. Annual, Ely Place, Dublin, May – August
  • 2014 Re-framing the Domestic  in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, April – August
  • 2014 Catch The He(art) – A travelling Residency – May 2014, curated by Michelle Browne
  • 2013 R.H.A. annual, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin  May – August
  • 2013 Skin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin, March
  • 2013 HANDICRAFT. Threads and stitches in fine art, Museum Kunst der Westküste Det Paulsen Legaat gemeinnützige, GmbH, Hauptstraße 7, D-25938 Alkersum, March – August
    2013 Skin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin, March – April
  • 2012 Atelier + Kitchen – Laboratories of the Senses, at Martha Herford Museum, Goebenstraße 4–10, 32052 Herford,
  • 2012 7.42, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Solo shows with artists Thomas Brezing, Sean Cotter and Abigail O’Brien, July 2012
  • 2012 7.42, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland with artists Thomas Brezing, Sean Cotter and Abigail O’Brien, March 2012
  • 2011 Still, The Peppercanister Gallery, 3 Herbert St, Dublin 2
  • 2011 7.42, Lapua Art Museum, Lapua, Finland with artists Thomas Brezing, Sean Cotter and Abigail O’Brien
  • 2011 RHA Annual, Invited, Dublin Ireland. May / June 2011
  • 2011 The Colour Red, SOMA, Waterford City, April 2011
  • 2011 The Colour Blue, SOMA, Waterford City, April 2011
  • 2010 Let Them Luv’ Cake, Cake Contemporary Arts, Old Band Hall, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare
  • 2010 Mirror Mirror, a selection of work from the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, RHA, Dublin
  • 2010 Intimacy. Das Bad in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Ahlen Museumsplatz 1, 59227 Ahlen, Germany
  • 2009 (Summer Interval ’09l) & Choice: something else, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
  • 2009 Selected, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer GMBH, Heirich- Heine- Allee 19, Düsseldorf, Germany, March – May
  • 2009 Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, American Irish Historical Society, New York City, U.S.A.
  • 2008 Summer Group Show, Claremorris Gallery,  Co.Mayo, September
  • 2008 Slice 2008, Fairgreen House, Galway, June
  • 2008 Is Mise Ireland, 411 Galleries, Xin TianDi area (Shangai) and Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing), Spring
  • 2007 Journeys, Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2006 Irish American Arts Award, New York, September; Award winner.
  • 2006 Greenstar Open Exihibition 2006. Winner. Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • 2006 Ten Years in the Making, Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Dublin July
  • 2006 Additions 2006, National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick University
  • 2006 Royal Hibernian Academy annual May ’06. Invited
  • 2005 Artforum, Berlin, Paris Photo, Cologne Art Fair
  • 2005 Eurojet Futures An Anthology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, July
  • 2005 Test Tube, Commission for Teagasc, Biotechnology Building, Oak Park, Co. Carlow
  • 2005 Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, November
  • 2005 Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, October
  • 2005 Artforum, Berlin, September
  • 2003 Arrival, Waterford Hospital, December
  • 2003 Basel Art Fair, Switzerland, June
  • 2003 Hugh Lane, M.A. National College of Art & Design group show
  • 2003 Loosing it, Fenton Gallery, Cork, March
  • 2002 The Leabhar Mór exhibition, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, October
  • 2002 Crawford Open 2, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, December – January 2002
  • 2002 Vacationland, Westbourne Studios,Portabello, London, December – March 2002
  • 2002 From past to present, Art of the State, 1815 – 2001, Draíocht, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, September; Dungarvan Art Centre, Wexford Colllege; Enniskillen Castle Museum, Northern Ireland; Co.Londonderry; Atrium, O.P.W. St.Stephens Green, Dublin.
  • 2002 Vacationland, Arthouse, Templebar, Dublin June
  • 2002 Eurojet futures 01, Royal Hibernian Accadamy, Ely Place, Dublin 2, June
  • 2002 Zwischenraum 4, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf.
  • 2000 Series, Elkedsoscher Galleries, Hamburg, December
  • 2000 Cologne Art, Cologne October
  • 2000 Zwischen Raum, Galerie Seitz & Partner, Wieldstr. 34, Berlin, February
  • 1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, Cologne Art, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, November
  • 1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, Artforum, Berlin c/o Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,
  • 1999 Dusseldorf, September
  • 1999 Black Sole Bonne Femme, Perspective ’99, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
  • 1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O’Brien, EV+A reduced, City Art Gallery, Limerick
  • 1998 Baby Blue, Perspective ’98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
    1998 Pure Blue, Festival Revue, Edinburgh Festival

Projects

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Works

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