Kelly Kaczynski is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and Professor Adjunct at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Current Interests are, sculpture and its languages; the amalgamation of physical and virtual (as physical); the awkward body; twinning, bifurcation, birthings; generative failure; things and sentience

“Kelly has previously produced large-scale installations, focusing on the stage as a site of inclusive narrative-building through works produced for the University of Buffalo Art Gallery and the Hyde Park Art Center. Kelly’s adopted roll of director turned her focus inward to the studio, observing the choreography associated with the performance of making. Recently Kelly has begun to deconstruct the stage by letting its objectness inform her work—obscuring its shape through video, and building upon its form through print.” (

Kelly has been a Lecturer in Sculpture, Fibers and Materials (2014). BA, 1995, The Evergreen State College, WA; MFA, 2004, Bard College, NY. Exhibitions: Suburban, Milwaukee; Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles; Peregrineprogram, Chicago; Songs for Presidents, Brooklyn; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn; Soap Factory, Minneapolis; The University of Western Ontario, Canada; Eastern Washington University and Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane; threewalls, Chicago. Curatorial: Roving Room, Habersham Mills, GA; Virtually Physically Speaking, Columbia College, Chicago; Mouthing (a sentient limb), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Publications: Shifter 20: What We Can Knot; One Picture, One Paragraph, Bibliography: Chicago Artist Writers, June 2015; ArtSlant Worldwide, 2015; Temporary Art Review, 2014; Marcel Duchamp; Etant Donnes, 2009. Collections: Masi Kolb Collection, Los Angeles. Awards: 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.



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