FOREST KELLEY

1980, living and working in Athens, GA



Education

MFA Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

BA Social Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA



Selected Exhibitions

2015

The Gun Show. Curated by Maja Orsic, Robert Klein Gallery, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

The Soul & the Pawnshop, Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014

Pale Firework, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

Seven Stories Tall, Clamp Art, New York, NY

RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

The Beloved Community, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI

2013

Nature’s Gifts, Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI

Cloaked and Crashing, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI

My Soles Have These Stories, Sideways Gallery, Boston, MA

Under the Influence, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

All The Dire Motives, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Complexity, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

Arc of Alchemy, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2012

Where He Landed (solo), Design Center, Providence, RI

First Year MFA Photography, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI

2010

Casual Abyss, Hamburger Eyes, San Francisco, CA

2009

Pop Noir, Southern Exposure Gallery/Electric Works, San Francisco, CA

2008

I Feel I am Free But I Know I am Not, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Getting Closer, Spare Room Project, San Francisco, CA

2006

Recent Works, Off the Wall Gallery, Hadley, MA

2005

New Work, Open Square, Holyoke, MA

Forest Kelley (solo), Woods Memorial Library, Barre, MA

2004

Other (solo), University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA

Stay Gold, Glamourama, Northampton, MA



Publications

2015

The Ones We Love Issue No. 2. Iowa

2013

Capricious Issue No. 14. Brooklyn, NY

Scrapped Issue No. 2. Brooklyn, NY

2012

Herring, Oliver. TASK, Illinois: University Galleries of Illinois State University.

2009

Camerawork Volume 36 No. 1. San Francisco: SF Camerawork.

The Continuing Story of Life on Earth Issue 013. San Francisco: Hamburger Eyes.

Leaving a Mark Issue 2. San Francisco: Cutter Photozine.



Web

2014

Aint-Bad Magazine. aintbadmagazine.com

Je Suis Perdu. jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

2013

Onward, Forward. onwardforward.com

2010

Add Art. www.add-art.org. Curated by Chuck Mobley

2008

Tiny Vices. tinyvices.com



Grants

2015

School of the Arts Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014

Graduate Studies Grant, Rhode Island School of Design. “A Little Bit About Eden”: Rural/Urban Homosexual Pathways (1969-1985) and the Cultural Wake of AIDS. Jurors: Michael Mandiberg and Allan Wexler.

2013

Graduate Studies Grant, Rhode Island School of Design. Homosexual History in Rural New England 1970-1985. Jurors: Alyson Baker and João Ribas.



Teaching

2017-2018

University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art. Photography Fellow.

2016

Amherst College. Visiting Lecturer. Department of Art and the History of Art.

Syracuse University. Adjunct Instructor. Department of Transmedia.

University of Rochester. Visiting Artist. Department of Art & Art History.

2014-2016

Virginia Commonwealth University. Adjunct Instructor. Departments of Painting + Printmaking, Photography, and Art Foundation.

2014

Rhode Island School of Design. Teacher of Record. Department of Photography.