Kelly O'Brien

freu dich, trau dich, 2013, mixed media, 59 x 42cm
Playing With Fire, No. 32 (Nature 2), 2016, paper, gold leaf, flame, 102 x 71 x 6 cm
You're New Around Here, Aren't You?, 2015, 81 x 61 cm, übermalte Fotografie auf Leinwand




Born 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Master of Arts, Human Development, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and French, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA


Selected Exhibitions



In the Face of Everything, Stadtgalerie Bad Soden, Bad Soden, Germany

Playing With Fire, Galerie Uhn, Königstein, Germany

Fifty Bees: The Interconnectedness of Everything, ACEarts Gallery, Somerton, England

New Country, ArtTeaZen, Langport, England

Art+Text 2017, 44AD Art Space, Bath, England

JointVenture, Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center, East Greenwich, RI, US



Everything is Fine With Betsy, grassgrün, Frankfurt, Germany

Hard Tryer, ArtTeaZen, Langport, England



The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Galerie Uhn, Königstein, Germany

Blue Cedar Printworks, Glastonbury, UK

Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Hoxie Gallery, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA

Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA



Galerie-Uhn, Königstein im Taunus, Germany



Gallery Art Alley, Sofia, Bulgaria

Red Door Gallery, Aix-en-Provence, France

Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Marseille 2013 European Capital of Culture finalists, Aix-en-Provence, France



Public art installation, sponsored by The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, USA

FH FFM University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA



Huntington Mall, Barboursville, West Virginia, USA

Gallery 9, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Art Whino Gallery G40 Summit, Washington, DC

Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Printmakers Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Sculpture Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, USA



Printmakers Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Montgomery College Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Abecedarian Gallery, Colorado, USA

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA




Encountering Commercial Installations, Sendpoints Publishing Co., Ltd, Guangdong, China (Fall 2015)

Julie Chen, editor, 500 Handmade Books, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Sandra Salamony, editor, 1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Quarry Books, San Francisco, California




The Address Boulevard Dubai, Dubai, UAE

The Brahma Beijing Residence, Beijing, China

University of California, Irvine Library Artists' Books Special Collections, Irvine,


Corcoran College of Art Collections Library, Washington, DC

Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art, The Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Ithaca, NY

The Delta School, Wilson, AK

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Hilton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center, East Greenwich, RI

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Franklin, TN

Marriott Hotel Ithaca Downtown on the Commons, Ithaca, NY

Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Mount Nicholson Residential Properties Show Flat, Hong Kong

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Joy

Norwegian Cruise Lines, Pride of America

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, UAE

Taj Hotel, Boston, MA

Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

Private collections in the United States, France, Germany and Switzerland