Kelly O'Brien is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Sculptural Practices at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI, and is an MFA Mentor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in MN. O'Brien has her MFA in Sculpture from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA as well as a BFA in sculpture, BFA painting and BA in philosophy from Buffalo State College, NY.

Recent accomplishments include a 2015 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, nomination for a Joan Mitchell award, a solo show review in, and a feature in New American Paintings, Midwest. Solo shows include SooVAC in Minneapolis, Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT and The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI.

Commissions include a mixed media installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art(Mia), Minneapolis, MN, an educational installation for The Alliance Theater at the Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, and a stage Installation for TEDxTalk, at TEDxPeachtree.

Upcoming solo exhibitions will be hosted at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN in October 2019, and The White Page, Minneapolis, MN in April 2020.



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