Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and her distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in polemical, graphically stylized videos made in collaboration with her partner, Patrick Kelley.
Mary Reid Kelley’s work has been exhibited internationally including recent solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; MUDAM Luxembourg, Belgium; the Tate, Liverpool, UK; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and The Contemporary, Austin, TX among many others. Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s video work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, La Reppublica, Vogue, The New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, ARTnews, and Art in America. Mary and Patrick live and work in upstate New York. Their 2016 video, This Is Offal, won the Baloise Prize at Art Basel in 2016.
Mary Reid Kelley graduated with an MFA from Yale in 2009. She has received numerous awards for her work including a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship; a Guggenheim Fellowship, Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, and an AICA Award in Best Time-Based Format (performance, video film, sound) for “Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos,” Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, Curated by Daniel Belasco, among many others. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Collection, The Goetz Collection in Munich, Germany, and the UBS Art Collection in New York, NY, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.