HEATHER RYAN KELLEY


Education

Northwestern State University, MA, painting

Southern Methodist University, BFA, printmaking


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

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY

The State University of New York at Buffalo, Poetry Collection

McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

James Joyce Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas

Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Norte Dame, IN

Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Louisiana, State Collection, Baton Rouge, LA

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Kansas City Art Institute

McKusick Law Library, University of South Dakota

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Southern Graphics Council, University of Mississippi, Oxford

Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt


Teaching

McNeese State University, Professor, retired 2021

Department of Visual Arts, painting and book arts


Grants, Awards, and Professorships

College Book Arts Association, project grant, 2022

CERF+ and Arts Council of Baton Rouge, Get Ready Grant, 2022

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

Delores and Tommy Tuminello Endowed Professorship, 2016, 2018-2020

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




SELECTED ONE-PERSON SHOWS


SURFACE and SUPPORT

Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, August 2023


EIGHTEEN REASONS TO READ ULYSSES

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA, June-September 2022

https://rosenbach.org/visit/exhibitions/18-reasons-to-read-ulysses/


TUMBLING STONE

Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, May 2021


THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT: STUDIES AFTER JAMES JOYCE’S FINNEGANS WAKE

Hall Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, October-November 2020


OBJECT LESSONS
Art Associates Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November 2019- January 2020


QUIDDITY

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, December 2018-March 2019


STORIELLA

Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, October 2018


STORIELLA and THE MIDDEN HEAP

Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2018


LACUNAS AND VANITIES

Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November-December 2017


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 and 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


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Price, Donna Artigue, "Surface and Support," Scene: Arts & Entertainment, American Press, pages B1 and B3


Brewer, Tess, Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, and Pyle, Derek, “Joyce Smithy: A Curated Review of Joyce in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performance—Community and Elusive Understandings,” The James Joyce Quarterly 56.3-4 (2019): 413-431. (published 2020)


College Book Art Association, Featured artist, December 2019

https://www.collegebookart.org/page-1860897


Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Art Rocks, Season 7 Opener, September 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoGYn2jY1Ew


Heffker, Lauren, “Perspectives: Heather Ryan Kelley,” Country Roads Magazine, August 23, 2019

https://countryroadsmagazine.com/art-and-culture/visual-performing-arts/perspectives-heather-ryan-kelley/  (in print and online)


Kadour, Ric Kasini, Cultural Deconstructions: Critical Issues in Collage, Catalog for LeMieux Gallery exhibition, New Orleans, Maison Kasini Canada, 2019, pages 32-34.


Hyperallergic, "View from the Easel," August 3, 2018

https://hyperallergic.com/454227/a-view-from-the-easel-93/


Meier, Allison, "Setting the Puzzling Language of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to Music," Hyperallergic, April 5, 2017

https://hyperallergic.com/369778/setting-the-puzzling-language-of-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-to-music/

Evans, Ollie, Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, and Pyle, Derek, “Joyce Smithy: A Curated Review of Joyce in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performance,” The James Joyce Quarterly 52.1 (2016): 181-191.


Cahill, Clinton, PhD research project “Drawing the Wake: How might illustrative drawing contribute a valid alternative reading of Finnegans Wake,” Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, 2017


DeVault, Christopher, “The 2011 North American James Joyce Conference,” James Joyce Newestlatter, No. 113


Roedel, Jeff, “A Sneak Peek Inside ArtMelt,” 225 Magazine, #22, Baton Rouge, LA, July 2008

Warren, Bonnie “Shot Gun Blast: New Orleans Home,” New Orleans Magazine, May 2008, Vol. 42, Issue 8


Photography Quarterly, Auction catalog, Center for Photography at Woodstock, PQ/#90


Alt, Jennifer “Picante: Latino Influence on American Culture,” Eco Latino, August 2004, Vol. 2, Issue 5


Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, Joyce in Art: Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce, Dublin: Lilliput Press. 2004. Print.


Tyson, Janet “Heather Ryan Kelley: Studies after Finnegans Wake,” Allied Irish Bank, New York.

Exhibition essay, 2002


Photography Quarterly #18, Fall 2000, Center for Photography at Woodstock

“Photo display shows off its street smarts at ASU.” Arizona Republic, September 23, 1999


Cripe, Dianne “Artist displays collages at Northlight Gallery”

Insight Arizona State University, September 23, 1999


Conway, Joe “Banners Goes Celtic: Kelley displays paintings”

Lake Charles American Press, February 19, 1999


Price, Anne “Art in Louisiana,” Baton Rouge Advocate, January 24, 1999


Price, Anne, “Big and Small,” The Baton Rouge Advocate, May 10, 1998


Waddington, Chris, “Heather Ryan Kelley opens a door to her private universe”

Times Picayune July 25, 1997


Dibble, David, “Stranger Than Paradise.”The New Orleans Art Review, May/June 1996

“Louisiana Division of the Arts.”Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Fall 1995


Tyson, Janet, “New museums rising in the Hill Country.”Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 25, 1995


Waddington, Chris, “Fellowships are the theme at this Julia Street Show,” Times-Picayune, June 21, 1995


Wilson, Wade, “Artist’s tribute to ‘Ulysses’ is a blooming achievement,”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June, 19, 1994


Bass, Shermakaye, “Bloomsday celebration of James Joyce,”

The Dallas Morning News, June 12, 1994


Waddington, Chris, “Guns: a loaded show,” Times-Picayune, October 8, 1993

Price, Anne, The Baton Rouge Advocate, November 15, 1992.


Tyson, Janet, "Re-Joyce.Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 26, 1992.


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Kemp, John, “Landscapes explores new terrain.” Times-Picayune, September 10, 1992.

Price, Anne, The Baton Rouge Advocate, April 26, 1992


Bachman, Stephen R.., “Tales of Brave Ulysses”, The New Orleans Art Review, January - February 1992.


Price, Anne, “Good things come in small packages” Baton Rouge Advocate, April 26, 1992.

"Newsbriefs," Artpapers, November/December 1990.


Nash, Jesse, "Scenes from the Good Life," The New Orleans Art Review, May/June 1990.

Green, Roger, Times-Picayune, October 17, 1990.


Green, Roger, “Great Brushes with Success” Times-Picayune, May 11, 1990.


Price, Anne, "McNeese Exhibition Causes a Stir," The Baton Rouge Advocate, October 7, 1990.


Nash, Jesse W., "Fragments of Selves," The New Orleans Art Review, February/March 1989.




PUBLICATIONS


The Awakening: A Novel by Kate Chopin, published by Kolaj Institutem USA and Maison Kasini, Canada, page 22, collaboration with Nancy Bernardo


James Joyce Broadsheet, Number 123, October 2022, University of Leeds, contribution to the article "28th International James Joyce Symposium, 12-18 June 2022"


20 Years of Marais Press: Imprinting a Campus & Collection, Lafayette, LA: Hilliard Art Museum, University of Lafayette Press, 2022, essay and artwork, page 165.


Kelley, Heather Ryan. “Review: ‘Ulysses’: The Only Thing That’s New is Us.” The James Joyce Quarterly 58.3 (2021): 390-394.


Kolaj Institute, Unfamiliar Vegetables: Variations in Collage

Maison Kasini Canada, 2020, pages 6 and 21.


BRAND 48: WORKS ON PAPER. Catalog. Brand Library, Glendale, CA. 2020. Web.

https://www.brandlibrary.art/brand48


James Joyce Broadsheet, Number 111, October 2018, University of Leeds, contribution to the article "The Art of James Joyce: Impressions of the 26th International James Joyce Symposium, University of Antwerp: June 11-16, 2018” Image of Moebius Sigla was reproduced in the issue.


Kelley, Heather Ryan. “2019 Annual Report, McNeese Art Scene,” Lagniappe Magazine, March 28, 2019, pages 84-85.


BRAND 45: WORKS ON PAPER. Catalog. Brand Library, Glendale, CA. 2017. Print.


51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture. Catalog, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX. 2017. Print.


Louisiana Contemporary 2015. Catalog, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Print.


The James Joyce Broadsheet 101 (June 2015) University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.Cover art.


“JJQ Cover Images Through the Years.” The James Joyce Quarterly 50.1-2 (Fall 2012-Winter 2013). 483-490.


Experiencing Perspectives 2014-2015. Catalog, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX


Artist’s Books 2014: Sixth International Biennial for the Artist’s Book, Alexandria, Egypt: Biblioteca Alexandrina. 2014. Print.


The James Joyce Quarterly 49. 3-4 (2012) University of Tulsa Press, Tulsa, OK. Cover art


Kelley, Heather Ryan. “Review: The Shadow of James Joyce: Chapelizod and Environs, by Motoko Fujita.”The James Joyce Quarterly 49.1 (2011): 184-187.


Biblioteca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics: The Third Round, Alexandria, Egypt: Biblioteca Alexandrina. 2013. Print.


J. Bruce Fuller and Erica McCreedy, ed., Vision and Verse 2009-2013: An Anthology of Poetry from the Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibits Lafayette, LA:Yellow Flag Press. 2013. Print.


James Joyce Literary Supplement, 25. 2 (Spring 2012) Cover art


Brand 40, Works on Paper: Entrances and Exits, Glendale, CA: Brand Library, Catalog 2011. Print.


LAPS 20TH National Exhibition, Catalog 2009, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Studio Visit Magazine 11, Juror: Dina Deitsch, Assistant curator, DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum Collection. Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts


Studio Visit Magazine Volume 6, Juror: Michael Klein, former Director for the International Sculpture Center and Curator for the Microsoft Collection. Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts


Java, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Catalog. Print.


Southern Open 2008, Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2008


Sustained Winds, Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2007. Print.


The James Joyce Broadsheet 71 (June 2005) University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Print.


The Cracked Lookingglass, Dublin, Ireland: Graphic Studio Gallery, 2004. Catalog. Print.


New American Paintings 46, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2003. Print.


The James Joyce Quarterly 39.1 (2002) University of Tulsa Press, Tulsa, OK. Cover art


New American Paintings, Wellesly, MA: The Open Studios Press, 1997


New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Wellesly, MA. 1995


The Fine Art Index, Chicago, IL 1993


The Fine Art Index, Chicago, IL 1992


Les Beaux Arts Magazine, New Orleans, LA, July - August Issue, 1984


Les Beaux Arts Magazine, New Orleans, LA, June Issue, 1984