Mary Reid Kelley  |  Biography


1979       Born in Greenville, South Carolina

               Lives and works in upstate New York



2009      MFA, Yale University School of Art 

2001       Bachelor of Arts Magna cum Laude, St. Olaf College, Minnesota


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018           Baltimore Museum of Art (April) 

2017           Tate Liverpool (November) MUDAM, Luxembourg

2017           Mary Reid Kelley, Tate Liverpool, UK (November 2017)

                   Mary Reid Kelley, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2016           Wallowing Here In Your Disco Tent, High Line Channel 14, High Line, New York, USA

                   Mary Reid Kelly, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium

                   This Is Offal, Live Performance, Playground Performance Festival, STUK, Leuven , Belgium

                   A Marquee Piece of Sod: The WW1 Films of Mary Reid Kelley, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

                   This Is Offal, Live Performance, Foreign Affairs Festival, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany

                   Screen Space: Mary Reid Kelley, Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2015           The Minotaur Trilogy, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

                   This Is Offal, Live Performance. BMW Live Performance Room Commission, Tate Modern, London, UK

                   The Thong of Dionysus, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, USA

                   Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA 

                   Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

                   SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2014           The Syphilis of Sisyphus, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College 

                   Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria

                   Swinburne’s Pasiphae, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

                   Felix & Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                   Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz (catalogue)

                   Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, USA

2013           Boston Institute for Contemporary Art, USA

                   Sadie, The Saddest Sadist and Priapus Agonistes, Yale University Art Gallery; USA

                   The Syphilis of Sisyphus, The Contemporary Austin, USA

                   Priapus Agonistes, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles, USA

2012           The Syphilis of Sisyphus, The Box at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA

                   H/Qu, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, USA

                   Performing Histories: Mary Reid Kelley, Salina Art Center, Salina, USA

2011            The Syphilis of Sisyphus, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, USA 

2010           You Make Me Iliad, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

                   Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles, USA

2009          Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, USA 

2007          Bring Superior Forces to Bear, Rochester Art Center, Rocheste


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018          High Noon, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

2017          The Humours, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 

                  Artists’ Film International. This Is Offal, sponsored by Hammer Museum, LA. Multiple interntional 

                  locations throughout 2017 including Whitechapel Gallery, London

                  Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio 

                  Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York

                  The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

2016          Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo Gallery, New York, USA

                  Hey You! Who Me?, Edgewood Gallery, Yale University, New Heaven, USA

                  Mixtape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

2015         Objects Do Things, CCA Warsaw, Poland

                 By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA

                 The Beast and the Sovereign, MACBA Barcelona and WKV Stuttgart, Spain and Germany 

                 Classicicity, Breese Little, London, UK

                 Making Histories, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City USA 

                 Not Really, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, Rochelle, USA

                 Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, (catalogue) 

                 Who’s Speaking?, Klemms Gallery, Berlin, Germany

                 Tightened As If By Pliers, Knockdown Center, Queens, New York, USA

2014         Chapeau!, Time Art Gallery Greubel Forsey, Paris, France

                 Code Act, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

                 Mary Reid Kelley and Maria Lassnig, Rose Video Series 03, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis 

                 University, Waltham, USA

                 Skit, The Hole Gallery, New York, USA

                 Pale Fire, Columbia University Neiman Gallery, New York, USA

2013         Through The Eyes of Texas, Blanton Art Museum, University of Texas, USA 

                 Pencil Pushed, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, USA

2012         Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, USA 

                 Re-Generation, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

                 Weighted Words, Zabludowiz Collection, London, UK

                 Rear View Mirror, Space B, New York, USA

2011          Doublespeak, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

                 Words, Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, USA

                 Stagecraft: Brian Bress, Deville Cohen, Kate Gilmore, Mary Reid Kelley, University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum, USA

                 Images From a Floating World, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, USA

                 Texture.Txt, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, USA

                 The Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe 2010 Biennial, Santa Fe, USA

                 Mash-up: Splicing Life, UConn Contemporary Arts Galleries, Storrs, USA 

2010         Fast Forward 2: The Power of Motion, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

                 Ludicrous!, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

2009        Will Happiness Find Me?, Marvelli Gallery, New York, USA