Born in Westmeath 1985, Fiona Kelly holds a B.A in Fine Art, Sculpture, received from Cluain Mhuire, Galway (2005) and a B.A (Honours) in Fine Art, Printmaking, from the Crawford College of Art, Cork (2008).
RecentexhibitionsincludeOntheEdgeofaBlueSky,CourthouseGallery,Ennistymon,Co.ClarewithLorraineWalsh; Missing Something Which No Longer Exists (Solo), 126, Galway, Ireland 2014; the awarded European Pépinières pour Jeunes Artistes MAP Residency exhibition There are Thousands of Taps Dripping (Solo), Ratamo Centre for Printmaking, Jyväskylä, Finland 2013; POST-IT, Boarders and Crossings, IMPACT8, Dundee, Scotland 2013; The Mythical and Mundane, Siamse Tire, Kerry, Ireland and Drawn to Print, Spike Print, Spike Island, Bristol, U.K 2013.
Kelly’s work can be seen in the public collections of The Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Finland; The Art Students League of New York, U.S.A; and at Crawford College of Art, Eli Lilly, and the Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Fiona Kelly illustrates contemporary fables. In uniting banal objects, concentrated debris and throwaway remnants with playful slogans, she generates happenings. Her combinations facilitate the viewer’s questioning of the absurdities Kelly finds in unremarkable environments.
What was thought to be familiar has to be re-assessed.