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Alessandra Kelley

Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1966

Education

1993 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1984-1986 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Published Art and Illustration

"Absolute Visions"

Achronal Press

"American Journal of Physical Anthropology"

"Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature"

chicagoin2012.org

"Journal of the American Orthodontic Society"

The University of Chicago Press (interior art only)

"Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life" (interior art only)

One-Person Exhibitions

2005 Chicago Public Library, 9055 South Houston Street, Chicago, Illinois (juror: Lorna Donley)

2004 Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Illinois (curator: Michelle Coakes)

1998 A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago (juror: Sharlene Holly)

1996 Park Forest Art Center, Park Forest, Illinois (curator: Jim Marzuki)

1995 McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois (juror: Sandra Lang)

1994 Contemporary Artcenter of Arlington, Arlington Heights, Illinois (Juror: Jeanne Kramer)

Three-Person Exhibitions

2006 "Otherworldly Chicago", Art Lounge and A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago (curator: Alessandra Kelley)

1996 "Mystery & Metaphor: Humanity at Odds: Paintings by Alessandra Kelley, Joseph Martin, and James Stauber" Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Elisssa Faye)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 "Annual Members Show", Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (juror: Judithe HernĂ¡ndez)

2007 "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet", Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

2005 "Eighth Annual Chicago Art Open 2005" 857 W. Jackson, Chicago, Illinois

2004 "Sacred Art" First United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois (juried)

2004 "Seventh Annual Chicago Art Open 2004" The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

2004 "Annual Members' Show" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (jurors: Cheselyn Amato and Monica Ong)

2004 "Women's Works" Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois (jurors: Donna June Katz and Carol Luc)

2003 Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2002-2003 Michigan Avenue Gallery of Art, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Joseph Clark)

2002 "Unconventional Wisconsin" Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (juror: Nick Cave)

2000 "Materials & Techniques" O'Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois (curator: Jeffery Cote de Luna)

1997 "Narratives" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (juror: Gina Litherland)

1997 "A Time to Heal: Touching and Being Touched" Visions Gallery, Albany, New York (juror: the Rev. Gary Gelfenbein)

1997 "Vital Intersections: The City, Art & Faith/L'art et la Foi en Ville" Edifice Belgo, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (juror: Robert Young)

1997 "Women's Works" Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois (jurors: Judith Geichman, Janet Lazinsky, and Beate Minkovski)

1996 "Masks & Magic" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (jurors: Lea Atiq and Renee Townsend)

1996 "Creation" Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Paul Waggoner)

1996 "The Mythology Show" Gallery E.G.G., Chicago, Illinois (jurors: Marianne Taylor-Leppanen and Analisa Leppanen)

1995 "Terra Firma/Terra Fantastica" Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois (juror: Todd Voss)

1995 "Women & Surrealism" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (juror: Eleanor Speiss-Ferris)

1995 "Ascension" Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Paul Waggoner)

1994 "Transformation: Death as Metaphor" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (juror: Marva Pitchford Jolly)

1994 "Symbolic Visions" Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Beatriz Ledesma)

1994 "Tree of Life" Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois (curator: Paul Waggoner)

Curatorial Work

2006 "Otherworldly Chicago", Art Lounge and A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago (curator: Alessandra Kelley)

Publications

Hyde Park Herald, 4/18/07

Hyde Park Herald, 3/9/05

Hyde Park Herald, 9/30/98

The Chicago Flame (University of Illinois at Chicago), 9/22/98

The Chicago Tribune, Section 5, page 1, 5/25/95

Articles

"Safety Concerns for Pregnant Painters" (in two parts) Wisconsin Women in the Arts Newsbriefs, August/September, October/November 1997

Teaching Experience

2008 Studio Classes, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2003 -2006 Studio Classes, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2000 Series of classes, Blue Gargoyle Adult Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois

2000 Lecture and demonstration, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois

1998 Lecture and demonstration, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois

1995 Lecture, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Gallery Representation

2002-2003 Michigan Avenue Gallery of Art, Chicago, Illinois