BA, 2008, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; Post-Baccalaureate, 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA Painting & Drawing, 2014, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MA Visual & Critical Studies, 2015, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; TRUNK SHOW, Chicago; Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago; Valerie Carberry Gallery & Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago. Performances: Links Hall, Chicago; Kavi Gupta Editions, Chicago; Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago; Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Boston, MA. Awards: HATCH Residency, Chicago Artists' Coalition; ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI; Ox-bow Residency, Saugatuck, MI; Oberlin Shansi Fellowship, Madurai, India. 

Personal Statement

Kelly Lloyd's work questions systems of value through creating installations, paintings, objects, written objects and lectures. Lloyd interchanges humor, denial and the personal to maintain a level of indeterminacy in her work that she hopes destabilizes stock relationships between looking, identifying and understanding. Lloyd places her objects and installations in foyers, hallways, elevators, street corners, bathrooms and other liminal spaces, to explore what, and who, is rendered visible and/or invisible. At this point, her autobiography is the most stable element of her work, while her forms are the least stable.


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