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Mary Reid Kelley was born in South Carolina in 1979. She studied Art and Women’s Studies at St. Olaf College and received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2009. She has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
The videos she makes in collaboration with her husband, new media artist Patrick Kelley, have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, and Art in America. An interest in language, literature and history informs their work, which combines video, poetry, animation, performance, and painting. The making of their project The Syphilis of Sisyphus (2011) was documented in Season Six of Art21, episode “History.”