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b. Oklahoma City, OK, 1974

  • EDUCATION

    • 2003

      • MFA in Photography with a minor in Art History, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
    • 1997

      • BFA in Photography, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
      • BFA in Visual Art Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2009

      • Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    • 2007

      • Double Life, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
      • Double Life, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Kelli Connell, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
    • 2005

      • Kelli Connell: Summer, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Kelli Connell, Zone VI Photography Gallery, Dayton, OH
    • 2004

      • Kelli Connell: Double Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
      • Double Life, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
    • 2003

      • Double Life, East Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Kelli Connell: Photographs, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Dichotomy, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
    • 2001

      • Seeing Red, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • My Life Bagged, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2009

      • Intimate Acts, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia
    • 2008

      • (RE)imaging Photography, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
    • 2007

      • Alterations, Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
      • Caroline Burghardt, Kelli Connell, and Jean Laughton, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
      • Analog to Digital: Revolution or Evolution, Central Michigan State University, Mount Pleasant, MI
      • Kiss and Tell, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
    • 2006

      • MP3: Midwest Photographers Publication Project: Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall & Brian Ulrich, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • Transformative Portraits: Altered Identities in Contemporary Art, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
      • Chick Flick, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
    • 2005

      • Portraits, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
      • Photography, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
      • Out of the Darkroom, Oxford, OH
      • Two Artists in China, Bliss Gallery, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
      • Photographers’ Showcase Exhibition, Photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    • 2004

      • Two Points of View: Ruth Adams and Kelli Connell, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
      • Project Marfa, Barry Whistler Gallery In Conjunction with Chinati Open House, Marfa, TX
      • Showing Off, Southside on Lamar Artists in Residence, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
      • Kelli Connell, Thomas Feulmer, Betsy Odom, Southside on Lamar Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Real Time: Kelli Connell and David Hilliard, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
      • Luck Be a Lady, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Kelli Connell and Cortney Andrews, Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
    • 2003

      • McNeese Photography Invitational, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
      • Faculty Show, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
      • Exposed, Ashley Peel, Curator, Creative Artists’ Network, Philadelphia, PA
      • four artists four photographs four walls, Four Walls @ Displays Unlimited, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
      • Show Offs: New and Emerging Texas Talent, William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX
      • Dallas vs Houston, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
      • Tech Talk, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
      • Transformation, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Wish, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
      • Figure Once Removed, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
      • Sunny Side Up, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
    • 2002

      • The Yellow Line, The Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX
      • Season Opener, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Summer Sweets, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Fellowship 2002, William E. Williams, Juror, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Voertman’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Diane Barber, Juror, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
      • Wish, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
      • Everyday, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Home Sweet Home, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
      • EXPO.02.2002, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX
      • Open and Closed, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
    • 2001

      • Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Green Light/Red Light, The Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX
      • Synthetic, Daniel Draney, Curator, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Annual Juried Exhibition, Teal Sale, Juror, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • DAZE, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
    • 2000

      • Click Chicks, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas & Texas Woman’s University Visual Arts Scholarship Show, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Framed: Photographic Artists’ Coalition, Brickhaus Café, Denton, TX
      • Postcards from All Over, IAA Center for the Arts, Irving, TX
      • Photographic Artists’ Coalition Members’ Show, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Voertman’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
      • Paint the Town Red, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
      • Magic Silver 2000, Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KT
    • 1999

      • Regional Rhythms, Belmont University Art Gallery, Nashville, TN
      • True Stories, Joan Davidow & Sean Slattery, Curators, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
    • 1998

      • Madness at the MAC, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
    • 1997

      • Chas Bowie and Kelli Connell: The Picture Show, Two-Person Show, Union Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
      • Ephemeral Truths, Jean Caslin, Juror, San Marcos Fine Arts Center, San Marcos, TX
      • Voertman’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Annette DiMeo & Nancy Bless, Jurors, University of North Texas, Visual Arts Gallery, Denton, TX
  • SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

    • 2005

      • Artist in Residence, Southside on Lamar, Three Month Summer Residency, Dallas, TX
    • 2004

      • Finalist, The Santa Fe Prize
      • Finalist, Baum Emerging American Photographer Award
    • 2003

      • Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Award
      • Freestyle Photographic Crystal Apple Award
      • Kodak Product Grant
    • 2002

      • Honorable Mention, Fellowship 2002, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Society for Photographic Education Scholarship Recipient, 2002 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV
      • Solo Exhibition Recipient Award, EXPO.02.2002, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX
    • 2001

      • Rowena Caldwell Elkin Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University
      • Coreen Mary Spellman Delta Phi Delta Scholarship in Art, Texas Woman’s University
      • Merit Award, Voertman’s Art Competition, Texas Woman’s University
    • 2000

      • Graduate Incentive Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University
      • Merit Award, Voertman’s Art Competition, Texas Woman’s University
    • 1999

      • Paul Soldner Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Artist’s Workshop Scholarship, Snowmass Village, CO
      • First Year Teacher of the Year, Barron Elementary School, Plano, TX
      • Jean Andrews Scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    • 1998

      • Juror’s Purchase Award, Ephemeral Truths, San Marcos Fine Arts Center
      • Ernst Haas Memorial Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Artist’s Workshop, Snowmass Village, CO
      • Award, Texas Photographic Society Member’s Grant
      • Voertman’s Art Competition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      • Microsoft Corporation
      • San Marcos Fine Arts Center
      • The Columbus Museum of Art
      • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2007

      • “Every Picture Tells a Story.” New York Magazine 30 April 2007.
      • “In Light: Kelli Connell.” Photography Quarterly #94 Spring 2007.
      • Risemberg, Rafael. “Double Your Pleasure: Lesbian Artists Portray Female Couples.” The New York Blade 18 May 2007.
      • Schwendener, Martha. “Kelli Connell: Double Life.” The New York Times May 18, 2007.
    • 2006

      • Demos, T.J. Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography. New York: Phaidon Press, 2006.
      • Connell, Kelli. “Double Life” in MP3: Midwest Photographers Publication Project New York: Aperture Foundation, September 2006.
      • Woodward, Richard B. “Altered States.” Art News March 2006: pg. 104-109.
    • 2005

      • Hirsch, Robert. Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
    • 2004

      • NA, Fotofest 2004
      • Celebrating Water. Houston: Fotofest Inc, 2004.
      • Felps, Paula. “UTD Bringing the Arts to New Levels: A new residency program brings artists to the basement level of a historic building so they can elevate their art to new heights.” UTD Network Magazine Autumn 2004.
      • Costello, Lee. “Kelli Connell: Double Life, Lawndale Art Center.” Artlies Spring 2004.
      • Taffett, Dave. “Double Exposure: Kelli Connell Captures Suggestive Narratives through Identical Female Figures.” 11 June 2004.
      • Yates, Christopher. “Two Women Explore Self, Identity through Photographs.” The Columbus Dispatch 9 May 2004.
      • West, Christine Jelson. “Lawndale Art Center Review.” ArtsHouston March 2004.
    • 2003

      • Fallon, Roberta. “Sketches: Altar of the Ego.” Philadelphia Weekly Nov.2003.
      • Gaile Robinson. “Feast Your Eyes on This: Gallery Wets the Appetite with Tempting Works by Eleven Artists.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram 26 July 2003.
      • Dye, Veronica. “Kelli Connell at Barry Whistler Gallery,” Artlies Summer 2003.
      • Krejcarek, Philip. An Introduction to Digital Imaging with Photoshop 7. Delmar Learning: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, 2003.
      • “A New Level of Experience: James McInroe Puts a Townhouse’s Treasured Art and Furniture in its Proper Place.” Dallas Home Design Jan. 2003.
    • 2002

      • Connell, Kelli. “Stall at Haggerty Gallery.” Spring 2002.
      • “News Roundup: TWU Grad Student Recognized for Outstanding Talent in Photography.” The Lasso 26 June 2002.
      • Fellowship 2002 Exhibition Catalog, Silver Eye Center for Photography
      • Articles, Spring Publication, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, 2002
      • Home Sweet Home Exhibition Catalog, Arlington Museum of Art, 2002
      • “At AMA, ‘Home’ is Where the Art Is.” Arlington Star-Telegram 26 Jan. 2002.
    • 2001

      • “Photographic Curator-at-Large: Kelli Connell.” TWU National Alumnae Association’s Academic Newsletter Fall 2001.
      • ”Visual Arts: Featured Artist.” The Denton Scramble September 2001.
      • “Gallery Watch: Pictures Shed Light on the Modern World.” Fort Worth Star Telegram 1 Sept. 2001.
      • Shutter Exhibition Catalog, University of Dallas, 2001
      • Daze Exhibition Catalog, University of Texas at Dallas, 2001
      • “Daze at UT-Dallas.” Dallas Morning News 26 Jan. 2001.
    • 2000

      • “Shutter.” Dallas Morning News 15 Dec. 2000.
      • Click Chicks Exhibition Catalog, Arlington Museum of Art, 2000
      • “Girls on Film: ‘Click Chicks’ Examines Female Photography.” Denton Record Chronicle 23 July 2000.
      • “Devil in a Red Dress.” Denton Record Chronicle 23 July 2000.
      • “Click Chicks.” Artifax, Arlington Museum of Art Publication, 2000
      • Paint the Town Red Exhibition Catalog, Arlington Museum of Art, 2000
      • “A New Venue: Photographic Artists Group Slates Juried Show.” Entertainment Chronicle 16 Mar. 2000.
      • “The Young at Art: Museum Programs uncover Youths’ Artistic Talents.” Arlington Star-Telegram 6 Feb. 2000.
      • “Take it to Heart.” Dallas Morning News 4 Feb. 2000.
      • “Paint the Town Red.” Arlington Star Telegram 20 Jan. 2000.
      • “Sketches: Joan of Art.” Dallas Observer 5 Jan. 2000.
    • 1999

      • True Stories Exhibition Catalog, Arlington Museum of Art, 1999
      • “Photographers Put New Spin on their Personal Histories.” Dallas Morning News 4 May 1999.
      • “A Wide Angle Look at Modern Photography.” Dallas Morning News April, 1999.
      • “Museum Exhibit Tells True Stories.” Arlington Morning News 11 April 1999.