S U S A N N E   K E L L Y

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statement / cv

I make paintings, photographs, drawings and woodcuts. I want my work to appeal to a broad range of viewers from naive to sophisticated.  A strong concern for formal relationships acts as counterpoint to the narrative quality of these pieces.  I hope to suggest moods and stories, not delineate them. 

 Susanne 2017

The Tess series was completed in tandem with a recording project I was working on with my husband Jeff Kelly (mastermind of Seattle bands, The Green Pajamas and The Goblin Market). For many months I would move from his studio to mine. The resulting paintings were built up much as the album tracks - layer by layer, and always hoping for the unexpected to occur. Incorporating a second, different form of artistic expression allowed me to work through some difficult visual problems. http://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fur-for-fairies



Seattle Washington / June 12 1966



1989 - 1993 BFA / Painting, University of Washington

                              Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa



2011 A Family Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA - group show

2009 White, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA - group show 

2009 IIAE-3, Portland, OR - group show 

2009 PULP, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA -  group show 

2009 Landscapes and Stories

           with Michael Dailey Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2008 Northwest Fine Art Competition, Seattle, WA  - group show

2008 PULP, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA  - group show

2008 Gallery 110, Seattle, WA   -group show

2008 Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent, WA  -group show

2007 Solstice Café, Seattle, WA

2007 Cornucopia Days (commissioned artist) Kent, WA -group show

2006 Cornucopia Days, Kent, WA  -group show

2006 The Green Room at The Showbox, Seattle, WA

2005 The Green Room at The Showbox, Seattle, WA

2004 Habitude at the Locks, Seattle, WA, WA

1999 Ether Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA - three person show



2008 - 2010, Member, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA


2000-2010, Studio Assistant and Framer for painter, Michael Dailey, Seattle, WA                                                   

2007 Commissioned Artist, Cornucopia Days, Kent, WA


1998 - 2000, part time instructor, Seattle Art Institute, Seattle, WA


Assorted album cover art for:

     Camera Obscura Records, Australia

     Endgame Records, Hidden Agenda Records,

                Ptarmigan Records, Get Hip Records, USA

     Woronzow Records, UK



City of Kent Portable Works, Kent, WA 

Argosy University, Seattle, WA