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EDUCATION
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art and Design
Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, 2005
College of Charleston
Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Sculpture, 1999

EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming: Art League Houston, Houston TX, “Speak of the Devil”, Mixed Media Installation

2016
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnatti OH, “All or Nothing”
ISC Conference panelist, Pittsburgh PA, “The Past is Prologue”
Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines IA, Faculty Exhibition
2015
Box 13 Art Space, Houston TX, “Abutment”, Solo Exhibition
DEMO Project, Springfield IL, Group exhibition with Megan Stroech and Cody Arnall
Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire WI, “Themes in Contemporary Sculpture”
2014
Transient Gallery, West Des Moines IA, “Speed Freak”, Solo Exhibition
SUNY Oswego Campus, State University of New York, Oswego NY, 2 year outdoor exhibition
Fluxx Mobile Gallery, Des Moines IA, “Educational Installation”, Solo Exhibition
2013
Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines IA, Art Ideas, Unofficial Performance
Public Space One, Iowa City IA, 2-Person show with Wanda Ewing
2012
The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches TX
Texas National Art Competition 2012, Dave Hickey, Juror
Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines IA, The Flying Buttress is my Friend, Solo Exhibition
Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines IA, Youngbloods
2009
Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, Small Multitudes: Sculpture Invitational
Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE, New Works, solo exhibition
2007
Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis MN, Art for the Other Senses
2006
The Belfry Center, Minneapolis MN, 24 Hour Art Festival
Grain belt Bottling House, Minneapolis MN, Fall Fine Arts Show
Alfie’s Art Garage, Minneapolis MN, 2nd Annual Foot Long
2005
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX, 9 x12 Works on Paper Show
Alfie’s Art Garage, Minneapolis MN, First Annual Foot Long
The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield CA, Now That’s Funny
Rockefeller Art Center, State University of New York, Fredonia NY, Works on Paper
The Sculpture Drawing Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Works on Paper
Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MFA Exhibition
The Sculpture Drawing Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Random Semantics, Solo Exhibition
2004
Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY, New Work, Solo Exhibition
Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, S’not Art/Art for Artists’ Art for People
The Sculpture Drawing Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Works on Paper
Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Port-hole Show
2003
Zoid Gallery, Syracuse, NY, New Work, Solo Exhibition
Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY, Ibersfay
Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, Another Spark Show
Zoid Gallery, Syracuse, NY, Foot Long Invitational
The Sculpture Drawing Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, Works on Paper
2002
The Sculpture Drawing Gallery, Syracuse, NY, Works on Paper
Salon 45, Charleston, SC, Head Show
2001
Form of: Gallery, Charleston, SC
City Gallery, Charleston, SC, Dysfunctional Concepts, Solo Exhibition
2000
Form of: Gallery, Charleston, SC
1999
Simons Center for the Arts, Charleston, SC, Senior Show
Halsey Gallery, Charleston, SC, Young Contemporaries
1998
Simons center for the Arts, Charleston, SC, Salon de Refuse
Halsey Gallery, Charleston, SC, Young Contemporaries

COMMISSIONED WORKS/PUBLIC WORKS
2014
Des Moines Area Rapid Transit, Des Moines IA, Art on Dart, Curator
2005
University College of Continuing Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Soul of Syracuse, Collaborative installation with Benjamin Entner
2003
Oneida LTD. Syracuse, NY
Cast bronze work
2000
Private Residence, Charleston, SC
Metal fabrication
1999
Old Charleston Library, National Historic Landmark, Charleston, SC
Replacement of historic cast iron fencing
First Night Organization, City of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Metal fabrication for annual New Year’s Celebration

AWARDS, HONORS, LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
2014
Visiting Artist, Cast Iron workshop, SUNY Oswego NY
Artist Lecture, SUNY Oswego NY
2013
Faculty Development Grant, Drake University
Staff Development Grant, Drake University
2012
Buse, Rachel. “Architectural support device emotionally supportive too.”
Art Beacon Des Moines, May 12, 2012.
2009
Artist Lecture, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
Guest, Friday Live NET Radio, Lincoln, NE
2005
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center, Honorable Mention
2004
Summer Research Grant, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
2003
Travel/Research Grant, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
Visiting Artist, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
2001
Ashley, Dottie. “Kelley Art at City Gallery.” The Post and Courier, July 15, 2001.
1999
J.E. Simcox Memorial Scholarship, College of Charleston, Charleston SC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011-Present
Sculpture Studio Technician/3D Design Instructor, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
2007-2011
Mold maker and pattern maker, Pacific Manufacturing, INC. (Thunderstone, LLC) Lincoln, NE
2005-2007
Owner, Alfies Art Garage, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
2002-2005
Sculpture Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Syracuse University SCU # 208/296/596, Syracuse, NY
Sculpture Instructor, Instructor of Record, Syracuse University SCU # 207/295,
Syracuse, NY

2002
Artist’s Assistant to Herb Parker
North Carolina State Zoo
2000
Artist’s Assistant to Herb Parker, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Sculpture Technician’s Assistant, College of Charleston Sculpture Department, Charleston, SC
1999-2002
Stone Masonry and Historical Restoration, Richard Marks Restoration, Charleston, SC
1997-1999
Gallery Assistant, Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC