Pilar Corrias

Mary Reid Kelley

Mary Reid Kelley

Mary Reid Kelley
Curriculum Vitae

Born 1979 in Greenville, United States of America
Lives and works in Saratoga Springs, Upstate New York


Studio Voltaire, London – UK

I Smelled a War Recruit: The World War Films of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny – IE
Solo exhibition, Suzanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles – US
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore – US

Mary Reid Kelley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool – UK
Mary Reid Kelley, MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg – LU

We’re Wallowing Here In Your Disco Tent, The High Line, New York – US
Mary Reid Kelley, M - Museum Leuven, Leuven – BE
A Marquee Piece of Sod – The WWI Films of Mary Reid Kelley, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen – DE
Screen Space: Mary Reid Kelley. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth – AU
The Minotaur Trilogy, Arratia Beer, Berlin – DE

The Thong of Dionysus, Fredericks & Freiser, New York – US
Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles – US
Mary Reid Kelley, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow – RU
Mary Reid Kelley, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe – US

Swinburne’s Pasiphae, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz; University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, New York – US*
The Syphilis of Sisyphus, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY – US
Mary Reid Kelley, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria – AT

Mary Reid Kelley, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), Boston – US*
Sadie, The Saddest Sadist and Priapus Agonistes, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven – US
The Syphilis of Sisyphus: Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, AMOA Arthouse, curated by Rachel Adams, The Jones Centre, Austin, TX – US
Priapus Agonistes, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles – US

The Syphilis of Sisyphus (screening), The Box at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus – US
H/Qu: Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson – US
Performing Histories: Mary Reid Kelley, Salina Art Center, Salina – US

The Syphilis of Sisyphus, Fredericks & Freiser, New York – US

You Make Me Iliad, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles – US

Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, Fredericks & Freiser, New York – US

Bring Superior Forces to Bear, Rochester Art Centre – US

Paper Union, Augsburg College Christensen Gallery – US


Transantiquity, Galeria Municipal Do Porto, Porto - PT
FRONT Triennial, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland – US
The Classical Now, Somerset House East Wing Kings College, London – UK
Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art, Haus der Kunst, Munich – DE

Life a User’s Manual, Art Encounters Contemporary Art Biennale, Timisoara and Arad- RO
The Humours, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne - AU
Artists’ Film International 2017, ‘This Is Offal’, sponsored by Hammer Museum, LA. Multiple international locations throughout 2017, including Whitechapel Gallery, London – UK
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus – US
Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York – US
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York – US
2017 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York – US

About Face, University of Arkansas Fine Art Gallery, Arkansas – US
World War 1 And American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia – US
Sexting, Kate Werble Gallery, New York – US
Romeo Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, New York – US
Objects Do Things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw – PL
Mixtape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK

By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York – US
The Beast and the Sovereign, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona – ES; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – DE
Classicicity: Ancient art, contemporary objects, BREESE LITTLE, London – UK
Making Histories, curated by Raechell Smith and David Cateforis, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas – US
Pratfall Tramps, curated by Rachel Reese, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta – US
Not Really, curated by Sue Canning, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle – US
Who’s Speaking?, Klemms Gallery, Berlin – DE

Tightened As If By Pliers, curated by Joshua Bienko and Leeza Meksin for Ortega y Gasset Projects, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY – US
Mary Reid Kelley and Maria Lassnig, Rose Video Series 03, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham – US
Pale Fire, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York – US
Art Rotterdam Fair, Rotterdam – NL

Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from the Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX – US

Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York – US
Weighted Words, curated by Ellen Mara De Wachter, Zabludowicz Collection, London – UK
Re-generation, curated by Maria Alicata and Ilaria Gianni, MACRO Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome – IT
Rear View Mirror, Space B, New York – US
Pencil Pushed, University of Tennessee: Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN – US

Doublespeak, Salt Lake City Art Centre, Utah – US
Words: Videos from the Collection of Marlene Nathan Myerson, Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, Texas – US Stagecraft: Brian Bress, Deville Cohen, Kate Gilmore, Mary Reid Kelley, University of South Florida Contemporary Art, Tempa, Florida – US
Images From a Floating World, Fredericks and Freiser, New York – US
Texture.txt, Regina Rex, New York – US

The Dissolve, SITE Sante Fe International Biennal, Santa Fe, New Mexico – US
Mash-up: Splicing Life, UConn Contemporary Arts Galleries, Storrs, Connecticut – US Signal & Noise Media Arts Festival, VIVO Media Arts Center, Vancouver – CA
Fast Forward 2: The Power of Motion, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe – DE
Ludicrous!, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia – US

Will Happiness Fine Me?, Marvelli Gallery, New York – US

Uncle Tom to Peeping Tom, Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, Wisconsin – US

Pinko Commies, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis – US

Draw, SooVisual Art Center, Minneapolis – US


MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven

Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis


The MacArthur Fellowship
Baloise Art prize, Art Basel

AICA Award: Best Time-Based Format, Second Place: Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos at SUNY New Paltz, Dorsky Museum

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

The Shifting Foundation Grant

Joseph H.Hazen Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
Production Residency at EMPAC, Renessalear Polytechnic Institute

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship, Yale University

CCA Visual Arts Fellowship
Schoelkopf Travel Grant, Yale University
Beinecke Library Research Fellowship, Yale University
Guest Lecturer, Women and Art at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery

Jerome Foundation Artist Residency Fellowship at Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, Moose Lake, MN

Art Apprenticeship, St. Olaf College Department of Art and Art History, Northfield, MN


Warm lights travel on my ghostly hands, curated by Karim Crippa, Schwartzwaldallee, Basel – CH
This Is Offal, Vdrome.org
Artist Focus: Mary Reid Kelley, screening and talk with Jens Hoffmann, Jewish Museum, New York – US

Fireflies in the Night Take Wing: International Video Art Survey, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens – GR
This Is Offal, Live Performance, Playground Performance Festival, STUK, Leuven – BE
This Is Offal, Live Performance, Foreign Affairs Festival, Berliner Festspiele – DE
You’ve Got to Give Some Muffin for This Space, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam – NL

This is Offal, BMW Tate Live: Performance Room, Tate Modern, London – UK
Nothing Twice: Visions, cricoteka, Kraków – PL

Animation in Context, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow – UK

Ericka Beckman: Image games – work in context, Tate Modern, London – UK
Priapus Agonistes, Mykonos Bienniale, Mykonos – GR
Collar City Film Festival, Troy – US
Séances, conceived by Paul Chan and curated by Eric de Bruyn and Sven Lütticken, Columbia University, New York – US

Séances, conceived by Paul Chan and curated by Eric de Bruyn and Sven Lütticken, The Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Vienna – AT
Montreal Underground Film Festival, Quebec – CA

FIDMarseille Film Festival, Marseille – FR
Idiot Wind, contributing artist to e-flux Journal 22, edited by Paul Chan and Sven Lütticken Screening and lecture at Salina Art Center, Salina – US

Signal & Noise Media Art Festival, VIVO Media Arts Center, Vancouver – CA Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA), Portland – US
Imagining Equality: Women’s Art and Activism, The Bellarmine Forum, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles – CA

Contributing artist to Interval(le)s, Journal, University of Liège Publications, Liège – BE Guest Lecturer, Women and Art at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven – US


Dennis Kardon, Mary Reid Kelley, Art in America, April 2016
Travis Jappesen, Mary Reid Kelley at Arratia Beer, Artforum Picks, April 2016
Ana Texeira Pinto, Mary Reid Kelley's The Minotaur Trilogy, Art Agenda, April 2016

Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Mary Reid Kelley, Hammer Museum, September 2015
Brian Boucher, Mary Reid Kelley's Lush Videos Take On the Minotaur and Nicki Minaj, October 2015

Mary Reid Kelley, Artdaily, September 2014
Scott Indrisek, Victorian Porn-Poem Inspires Mary Reid Kelley, BLOUIN ARTINFO

Sharon Mizota, Around the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, June 2013
Allese Thomson, Mary Reid Kelley, Artforum, August 2013

Brian Boucher, Mary Reid Kelley, In Plain Frenglish, Art in America, November 2011

Kate Forde, Mary Reid Kelley, Frieze, November-December 2010
Michele Robecchi, Mary Reid Kelley, Flash Art, November-December 2010
Sarah Lewis and Daniel Belasco, The Dissolve, SITE Sante Fe International Biennal, Santa Fe

Steven Henry Madoff, Mary Reid Kelley, Artforum, November 2009