Neah Bahji Kelly (b. 1980, Victoria, BC)
neahkelly@gmail.com /// 289-933-3050 /// @neahkelly

Education
2018   MFA Printmaking, SoAAD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2014   BFA Studio Art, Minor Print Media, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
2007   Visual Arts Diploma, Studio Art, Camosun College, Victoria, BC

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2019   Feedback Loop, Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC (w/ Mark Laurin)(upcoming)
2018   Riff / on a Riff // on a Riff ///, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
2017   Feedback Loop, Noise Gallery, Bloomington, IN (w/ Mark Laurin)(curated by Raphael Cornford & Bill Bass)
2017   Problem Finding ≥ Problem Solving, 50/50 Arts Collective, Victoria, BC
2010   Knitted / Painted, Gallery X, Montréal, QC
2008   Gallery Zoom, Victoria, BC

Selected Exhibitions
2019   37th Bradley International, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL (juried by Janet Ballweg)
2018   Mend, arc.hive & MAKESHIFT Contemporary Textiles Festival, Victoria, BC (invitational)
2018   Screenprint Biennial 2018, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY (juried by Miranda K. Metcalf, Taryn McMahon, Nathan Meltz, Travis Janssen)
2018   behoven, IUK Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN (invitational)
2018   ImPressed 2018: Behind the Hedges, Art Gym, Denver, CO (juried by Craig Zammiello)
2018   Black and White, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (juried by Rosario Güiraldes)
2018   Edging Forward: New Prints/Winter 2018, International Print Center New York, New York, NY (jurors: Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, Mark Waskow)
2018   Between the Seams, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (juried by Nnenna Okore)
2017   Collective, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
2017   Just Under 100: New Prints/Summer 2017, International Print Center New York, New York, NY (selected by Katherine Bradford)
2017   See in Space, Union Street Gallery, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN (curated by Zachary Carlisle-Davidson)
2017   MFA Group Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
2016   Selected Portfolio Exchanges, The Double, MAPC 2016, Louisville, KY (juried)
2016   Selected Portfolio Exchanges, Useful Work vs. Useless Toil, MAPC 2016, Louisville, KY (juried)
2016   Every Trick in the Book, Herron Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN (juried)
2016   Summer Pals, Camp Pop-Up Gallery, Montréal, QC
2016   MFA Group Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
2016   Love at First Friday Pop-Up Show, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2014   Salon des Membres 2014, Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC
2013   Life and Death of the Book: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Webster’s Library, Montréal, QC
2013   Salon des Membres 2013, Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC
2012   10th Annual Graduating Students’ Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montréal, QC (juried)
2012   Print Exchange Exhibition, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC
2012   High Rollers 2012, Studio Beluga, Montréal, QC
2011   Inside / Out, Hermine Contemporain, Montréal, QC (juried)
2010   Blockhead, Gallery X, Montréal, QC
2010   Drawing the Line, VAV Gallery, Montréal, QC (juried)
2008   The Salon des Refuses, Le Social, Montréal, QC (juried)
2007   Workbench, Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC (juried)
2007   The Time in Between, Camosun College, Victoria, BC 

Residencies
2019   Artist Residency, Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency, Victoria, BC (upcoming)
2019   Artist residency, Printmaking/Sculpture Residency, KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop, Malmö, Sweden (upcoming)
2019   Artist Residency, MSS/C3 Residency Exchange, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB
2015   Artist Residency, Emerging Artist of Printmaking, Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC

Artist Talks
2019   Visiting Artist Residency Artist Talk, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB
2018   Screenprint Biennial 2018 Symposium, Symposium panel participant, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
2018   MFA Thesis Show Artist Talks, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
2018   Edging Forward: New Prints/Winter 2018, IPCNY Artist Talks, New York, NY

Awards
2019   Canada Council for the Arts - Travel Grant
2018   Opalka Gallery Award, Screenprint Biennial 2018
2018   2nd Place, ImPressed 2018: Behind the Hedges
2017   Marvin Lowe Memorial Award, SoAAD, Indiana University
2012   Special Projects Grant, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University
2009-2011   In-Course Bursary Award, Concordia University
2010   Special Projects Grant, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University
2010   Canada Student Grant Program, Concordia University
2009-2010   Carolyn and Richard Renaud Bursary, Concordia University
2008-2009   Campaign for the New Millennium Student Contribution Bursary, Concordia University
2006   Edward Joseph Harrison Fund, Camosun College
2006   Estelle Elizabeth Blair Inman Memorial, Camosun College

Press & Publications
2019   Laurin, Mark. "Lost and Found: translation as a path to knowing". Noise vol. 2: Output Sabotage
2018   Exhibition Catalogue, Screenprint Biennial 2018, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
2018   Exhibition Catalogue, MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2018, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2017   Create! Magazine
2017   Exhibit-Vic: ep.Neah Kelly at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Exhibition: Problem Finding ≥ Problem Solving
2017   Studio Visits Podcast w/ Jake & Jenna, ep. 13 Neah Kelly

Curatorial Projects
2016   MAPC Exchange Portfolio, Useful Work vs, Useless Toil, MAPC 2016, Louisville, KY
2016   MAPC Exchange Portfolio, The Double, MAPC 2016, Louisville, KY

Public & Private Collections
Mark S. Waskow, Founder/Director Waskowmium, Barre, VT
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Mid America Print Council (MAPC) Archives
Concordia University, Montréal, QC
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC

Professional Experience
2017-2018   Associate Instructor, Colour, SoAAD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2017   Conservation Assistant, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2016-2017   Associate Instructor, Colour & Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2016   Graduate Assistant, Textiles, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2015-2016   Graduate Assistant, Printmaking, Indiana University, IN
2014   Bookbinding / Product Making, Papeterie Saint-Armand, Montréal, QC
2014   Book Cataloger, Montreal Books, Montréal, QC
2014   Book Cataloger, Encore Books and Records, Montréal, QC
2012-2015   Studio Collective Member, Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC
2012-2014   HP Indigo / C-41 Printing Technician, 36 Pix Photo-lab, Montréal, QC

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