Kelley O’Brien

Kelley O’Brien is an interdisciplinary artist working between the Midwest and Ireland. With a background in architecture (University of Tennessee, 2011) and design (Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2014) her work negotiates boundaries defined between humans and their environment. She has exhibited at the University of the Philippines, National College of Art and Design in Dublin, as well as SPACES, Roy G Biv, and McDonough Museum of Art in the United States. Kelley has been awarded grants from the Ohio Arts Council and a Fulbright Scholarship to the Philippines. Additionally, she has attended residencies at Green Papaya Art Space in the Philippines, the Irish Museum of Art in Dublin, and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden. Her artistic practice extends into her academic and curatorial research through collaborative projects with Francis Halsall under the title “Mapping Systems.” Collectively they have held workshops, lecture courses, and curated residencies in Ireland and the Philippines.