b. 1974

EDUCATION:
2003
MFA in Photography, Minor in Art History, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

1997
BFA in Photography, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
BFA in Visual Art Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012
Gallery 339, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

2011
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2010
Center for Photography, Madison, Wisconsin

2009
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2007
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, New York

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Oswald Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming

2005
Summer, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Zone VI Photography Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

2004
Double Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

Double Life, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

2003
East Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Dichotomy, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2012
Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington

2011
You are Making Me Uncomfortable, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Parallel Play: Kelli Connell and Betsy Odom, Riverside Fine Arts Center, Riverside, Illinois

About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2010
Tomboy, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

PROOF, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

True Fiction, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As It Happens: Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University Lubin House, New York, New York

Beyond Pixeltorialism: Digital Imaging in the 21st Century, Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

2009
Intimate Acts, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia

MP3: II, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

As It Happens: Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Robert B. Menschel Media Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

2008
(RE)imaging Photography, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2007
Reno 7, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Kiss and Tell, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York

Analog to Digital: Revolution or Evolution, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Caroline Burghardt, Kelli Connell, and Jean Laughton, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alterations: Photographic Manipulations, Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Modeling the Photographic: The End(s) of Photography, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio

The Spitting Image, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California

Girl Parade, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

Double X, Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Don’t Mess with Texas, Nathan Larremendy Gallery, Ojai, California

2006
Transformative Portraits: Altered Identities in Contemporary Art, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

Chick Flick, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington

MP3: Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall & Brian Ulrich, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

Here and Elsewhere, B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio

Twenty / Twenty, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2005
Heartfelt, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahasee, Florida

Out of the Darkroom, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Photographers’ Showcase, Photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Portraits, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photography, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Material Support, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Re-Construction: Making Pictures, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

Conspicuous Production: The First Two Years of the UTD Southside Artist Residency, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2004
Ruth Adams and Kelli Connell: Two Points of View, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Marfa, Barry Whistler Gallery in conjunction with Chinati Open House, Marfa, Texas

David Hilliard and Kelli Connell: Real Time, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas

Luck Be a Lady, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Kelli Connell and Cortney Andrews, Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri

Showing Off: Southside on Lamar Artists in Residence, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Kelli Connell, Thomas Feulmer & Betsy Odom, Southside on Lamar Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2003
McNeese Photography Invitational, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Self-Centered, Creative Artists’ Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

four artists four photographs four walls, Four Walls @ Displays Unlimited, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Show Offs: New & Emerging Texas Talent, William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas VS Houston, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, Texas

Tech Talk, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

Figure Once Removed, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

2002
Summer Sweets, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Fellowship 2002, William E. Williams, Juror, Silver Eye Center for Photography,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

EXPO.02.2002, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Open and Closed, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES:
2011
Individual Artist Support Project Grant, Illinois Arts Council

2009
Illinois Arts Council Photography Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council

2008
Light Work Artist-in-Residence, July, Syracuse, New York

2007
Cadre Arts Grant for Visual Artists

2006
One Hundred Portfolios, Photography Now, Wright State University

2005
Top 50 Photographers, Critical Mass 2005, Photo Lucida

Southside on Lamar Artist-in-Residence, Summer Residency, Dallas, Texas

Emerging Artist Grant Nominee, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York

2004
Southside on Lamar Artist-in-Residence, Summer Residency, Dallas, Texas

The Santa Fe Prize, Finalist

Baum Emerging American Photographer Award, Finalist

2003
Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Award

Freestyle Photographic Crystal Apple Award

Kodak Product Grant

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2012
Phillips, Jocelyn. A Guide to Collecting Contemporary Photography, Thames and Hudson: London, 2012.

Steacy, Will. Photographs Not Taken, Daylight:New York, 2012.

2011
Bright, Susan. “StepxStep: Auto Focus: Contemporary artists photograph themselves,” PDN EDU Magazine, March 15, 2011.

Connell, Kelli. Double Life, DECODE Books: Seattle, 2011.

Hirsch Robert, Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, 5th Edition, Focal Press: Boston.

Joeng, Kim and Kelli Connell. “Freedom from the Known on the Line,” IANN Magazine, Volume 6.

2010
Bright, Susan. Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography, The Monacelli Press: New York, 2010.

Connell, Kelli. “On My Mind: Sam Taylor Wood,” Foam Magazine, Issue 22, March 2010.

Copeland, Colette. “Truth or Fiction?” Afterimage, Volume 34, Number 4.

Viera, Lauren. “View of artist should not alter our perception,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2010.

2009
Aliaga, Juan Vicente. “Asepsia,” EXIT Express, #44, Mayo 2009.

Connell, Kelli. Adbusters, #85, Volume 17, Number 5, September/October 2009.

Connell, Kelli. “Kelli Connell,” Co-curated by Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips, Women in Photography,
April 7 – April 20, 2009, wipnyc.org.

Connell, Kelli and Irvine, Karen. “Kelli Connell: Artist in Residence,” The Light Work Annual 2009, Contact Sheet 152, Summer 2009.

Gent, Aaron and Marszewski, Ed. “Rod Slemmons,” Proximity Magazine, Issue Five, Fall 2009.

Witthall, Zoe. Coeurs Molotov, Quebec Amerique: Quebec, 2009.

2008
Connell, Kelli. “Photo Essay: Kelli Connell,” Hair Trigger 30, Columbia College Chicago: Chicago, 2008.

Connell, Kelli. “Portfolio: Kelli Connell,” DIVA Magazine: London, October, 2008.

Connell, Kelli. “Portfolio: Kelli Connell,” Gente di Fotografia: Italy, October, 2008.

Grosenick, Uta and Seelig, Thomas. Photo Art: The New World of Photography, Aperture: New York, 2008.

Murray, D.C. “Kelli Connell at Stephen Wirtz Gallery,” Art in America, February, 2008.

NA. “Emerging Talent,” American Photo Magazine, November, 2008.

2007
Burkitt, Susan. “Oswald seeing double with Connell photos; Village art festival opens; Sandy Z. goes it alone,” Planet Jackson Hole, August 8, 2007.

Cunningham, Caroline. “Beside Herself: In digitally joined images of one woman, Kelli Connell explores the notion of the soul’s search for its other half,” House and Garden, September, 2007.

Glynn, Sal. “Kelli Connell: Stephen Wirtz Gallery,” Focus Magazine, Issue 14, December, 2007.

Helfand, Glen. “Double trouble: Alice Shaw and Kelli Connell get down with the looking glass,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 27, 2007.

Hirsch, Robert. Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Focal Press: Boston, 2007.

Niner, Katy. “Photographer challenges identity roles,” Stepping Out Jackson Hole News and Guide, August 8, 2007.

Risemberg, Rafael. “Double Your Pleasure: Lesbian artists portray female couples,” The New York Blade, May 18, 2007.

Schwendener, Martha. “Kelli Connell: Double Life,” New York Times, May 18, 2007.

Whitlock, Terri. “The Spitting Image,” Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Volume 34, #2, San Francisco Camerawork, 2007.

2006
Connell, Kelli. “Me and My Imaginary Girlfriend,” Girls Like Us, Issue 4, Winter 2007.

Connell, Kelli, Justin Newhall and Brian Ulrich. MP3: Midwest Photographers‘ Publication Project, Aperture: New York, 2006.

Connell, Kelli. “In Light: Kelli Connell,” Photography Quarterly #94, Volume 23, Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2006.

Connell, Kelli. “Portfolio: Kelli Connell,” Exposure, Volume 39:2, Society for Photographic Education, 2006.

McKevitt, Jennifer. “Taking a new view of ‘Here’,” The News Herald, August 25, 2006.

NA. Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, DVD-ROM, Wright State University Galleries, 2006.

Madden, Kathleen, and Rosie Spencer, Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press: London, 2006.

Tranberg, Dan. “As summer comes to a close, region’s galleries begin stirring,” The Plain Dealer, August, 18, 2006.

Woodward, Richard. “Altered States: As the End of Black-and-White Printing Signals a Transformation in the Practice of Photography, the Medium Itself Is More Popular than Ever.” ARTnews, March, 2006.

2005
Blakely, George. Heartfelt, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts: Jacksonville, 2005.

Connell, Kelli. “Kelli Connell,” Hayden’s Ferry Review 36, Spring / Summer, 2005.

Hirsch, Robert. Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio, McGraw-Hill: New York, 2005.

Ktos, Agnieszka. “Zagraj to Jeszcze Raz Sam Kelli Connell,” Foto Pozytyw, July, 2005.

Kutner, Janet. “Residency bears fruit in exhibition at the MAC,” Dallas Morning News, July 25, 2005.

Merino, Tony. “Kelli Connell: Summer,” Glasstire, June 2005, http://glasstire.com/ReviewsDetail.asp?id=105.

2004
Costello, Leo. “Kelli Connell: Double Life, Lawndale Art Center,” ArtLies 42, Spring Issue, 2004.

Felps, Paula. “UTD Bringing the Arts to New Levels: A new residency program brings artists to the basement level of a historic building so they can elevate their art to new heights,” UTD Network Magazine, Autumn, 2004.

NA. Fotofest 2004: Celebrating Water, Fotofest, Inc: Houston, 2004.

Plocek, Keith. “Gay Love: DiverseWorks gets personal in ‘Real Time’,” Houston Press, May 27, 2004.

Taffett, David. “Double Exposure: Kelli Connell captures suggestive narratives through identical female figures,” Dallas Voice, June 11, 2004.

Yates, Christopher. “Two Women Explore Self, Identity through Photographs,” The Columbus Dispatch, May 9, 2004.

2003
Dye, Veronica. “Kelli Connell at Barry Whistler Gallery,” Artlies, Summer Issue, 2003.

Fallon, Roberta. “Sketches: Altar of the Ego,” Philadelphia Weekly, November, 2003.

Krejcarek, Philip. An Introduction to Digital Imaging with Photoshop 7, Delmar Learning: Clifton Park: New York, 2003.

Logan Wisdom, Donna. “A New Level of Experience: James McInroe Puts a Townhouse’s Treasured Art and Furniture in its Proper Place,” Dallas Home Design 3, no. 5, January, 2003.

MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Microsoft
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Dallas Museum of Art
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Photographic Center Northwest
Light Work
San Marcos Fine Arts Center

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
Gallery 339, Philadelphia