HEATHER RYAN KELLEY

Born: New Haven, Connecticut

Education:      Northwestern State University, MA, painting
                      Southern Methodist University, BFA, printmaking

Teaching:       McNeese State University, Professor, Department of Visual Arts
     
Grants and Awards:   
ATLAS Grant (Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars), 2013
Louisiana Division of the Arts, Artist Career Award, 2012
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Grant, 2012
Phi Kappa Phi 2001-2004 South Central Artist Award
Mayor’s Art Award, Lake Charles, 1997, 2007, 2015
Louisiana Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Grant, 1995
Calcasieu Arts and Humanities-Project Assistance Grant, 1991

McNeese State University Awards:
Delores and Tommy Tuminello Endowed Professorship, 2016
Violet Howell Faculty Award, 2014
The Kay Krause Blake Endowed Professorship, 2013
Beauregard Parish Endowed Professorship Award, 2006
Jack V. Doland Endowed Professorship, 2001-2005
Shearman Research Fellowships, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000
Shearman Endowed Professorship, 1993-94, 1995-96
Distinguished Faculty Award, 1987      

Gallery representation:   
Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Residencies:                        
Cill Rialiag Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland, 2009, 2012
Mary Anderson Center, Mt. St. Francis, IN, 2003

Selected Collections:         
New York Public Library, Berg Collection
Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
SUNY at Buffalo
James Joyce Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Museum of Southeast Texas
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Louisiana, State Collection
The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, ULL
Kansas City Art Institute
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Graphics Council, University of Mississippi, Oxford


Selected One-Person Shows:


THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT
Reading Room 220, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, June-July 2016

SELECTED WORK, 1910 Fire Restaurant, January – April 2016

LACUNA, Baton Rouge Gallery, February 2016

THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA Fall 2014

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PERFECTION
Baton Rouge Gallery, June 2014

STUDIES AFTER
FINNEGANS WAKE: THE MIDDEN HEAP
Lone Star College, Conroe, Texas, April 2014

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PERFECTION
1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, Lake Charles, LA, Fall 2013

STUDIES AFTER FINNEGANS WAKE: THE MIDDEN HEAP
The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, June 2013

PISO MOJADO
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Small Gallery Series, Lafayette, LA, February 2009

WORK IN PROGRESS
E.J. Bellocq Gallery. Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA, January 8- February 6, 2007

FINE ARTS
Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, January 7- February 8, 2006

BEDTIME STORIES
Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November 18- December 31, 2005

ALWAYS KEEP A DIAMOND IN YOUR MIND
Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 12 –March 4, 2005

JUST A BRICOLEUR
Bry Art Gallery, University of Louisiana at Monroe, September 27-October 28, 2004

THIS THE WAY TO THE MUSEYROOM
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, October 2-24, 2003

PHOENIX PARK, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX, November 9 – December 7, 2002

STUDIES AFTER FINNEGANS WAKE, Allied Irish Bank, New York, NY, May 16 – June 30, 2002

IN CELEBRATION OF JAMES JOYCE
American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY, June 15 – 21, 2001
                       
EPHEMERIS, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, June 2 – July 7, 2001

EQUILIBRIUM, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 1999
                       
THE SUM OF THE PARTS, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, June 6 - July 4, 1998

JAMES JOYCE CENTRE
Paintings based upon
Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, Dublin, July 30 - August 31, 1997

COLLAGES, Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, June 7 – July 5, 1997

VIGNETTES, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, Sept. 28 - Oct. 12, 1996
                       
STILL LIFES, Still-Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art, New Orleans, LA, May 4 – 28, 1996
                               
IMAGES FROM THE WAKE:  Paintings based upon Joyce’s
Finnegans Wake
 McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, March 7 - March 29, 1996
 Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, June 1994
 University of Texas at Tyler, September - October 1994
               
EPHEMERA, Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1993
                       
BLOOMSDAY: Paintings based upon Joyce’s
Ulysses
 Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, June - July 1994
 Irving Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, October - November 1992
 Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1992
 Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, September 1991

SIGNALS, Still-Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 1990
                       
PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, Ecco Italian Design, Jackson, MS, December 1989

DREAMS, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, October 1989

RECENT WORKS ON PAPER, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Summer 1989
               
DIVINE MONUMENTS, Texas A & M University, Forsyth Gallery, College Station, TX, December 1989
   Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA January 1989
               
EVERYMAN, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1989

LASZLO’S CELLAR, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1987

SCIENTIFIC DIGRESSIONS, Aaron-Hastings Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana April 1984


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