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Kelly Wall (b. 1990 Los Angeles, CA) received a BFA in Sculpture from Otis College of Art and Design in 2012 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2019. Across myriad subjects and media, Wall’s work often elicits nostalgia, using the mythological to address real world issues. Wall tends to explore traditional art mediums with a contemporary approach, with recent focus on stained glass and ceramic. California, as place and idea, is paramount in Wall’s work.

 

Wall has had two solo shows, recently exhibiting new works at New Low in MacArthur Park in 2021. She attended the REEF Residency post-grad in 2018-2019 and currently teachers sculpture at Otis College of Art and Design. Wall has exhibited across Los Angeles at various locations including Francois Ghebaly, Joan, The Annenberg and Frieze. She is the co-founder of The Material Girls Podcast and currently lives and works in Mar Vista, CA.

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2009-2013
Otis College of Art and Design
Graduated with Honors
BFA in Painting



2017- 2019
Calarts MFA Art Program

 

Teaching        

2021                     Otis College of Art and Design


Residencies
2019 - 2020       Reef Residency

Exhibitions

March 2021       Vitrified Values

                               New Low

May 2020           How The Light Gets In

                               Scranch Hide-out


Nov. 2019           Future Ghosts
                              Human Resources Los Angeles


Sept. 2019         TALK MORE NOW
                              Nick Kochornswasdi Gallery


June 2019          Haunts
                              Joan Los Angeles

May 2019            And Then There is California
                              Annenberg Santa Monica

Feb. 2019          Blunt the Sharpness Soften the Glare
                             California Institute of the Arts

Aug. 2018         Calarts Group Show
                            California Institute of the Arts

Sep. 2018         Take Back the House
                            Francois Gehbaly Los Angeles

Sep. 2018         In Search of Lost Time
                            O’ Space

Jan. 2018         Automatonic Love
                            MFA Mid-Res Show
                            Calarts L-Space

April  2017        Psychic Roominations Over Couch Conversations
                            A1 Gallery DTLA

May  2016        The Last Thing You’ll Ever See
                           Solo Exhibition
                           Industry Gallery DTLA

Feb. 2016        You Gotta Pick the Devil, Before the Devil Picks You
                           Infinity Room, West Adams

Oct. 2015        Foil Home #2
                          Art Silicon Valley/San Fransisco

Sep. 2015       Art Party, Industry Gallery
                          Installation

Aug. 2015       Foil Home
                          Industry Gallery DTLA

Aug. 2015       Budding Heads: A Series of Softcore Blisters
                          Founding Fathers

July 2015         Wet Silk, Domestic Dance B
                            Installation

July 2015         Third Law, The Frog Three Woman Show
                            Domestic Dance A,                                                     
                            Performance and Installation

June 2015       Communicate Silently, Industry Gallery
                           Installation and Performance

Aug. 2014        Hilltop Show, Curated
                           Sculpture and performance

June 2014      Soup Ceremony,
                          Two Woman Performance

Sep. 2013       Moon Walkers
                          Laundry Room, The Brewery

May 2013        We are making peoples days as much as we are ruining them,
                          Otis College of Art and Design

Feb. 2013       Head Trauma group show,

                           Otis College of Art and Design
          

Nov. 2012       Headdress Rehearsal                            
                          Bolsky Gallery Otis College of Art and Design



May 2012        Silent Night Show
                         Curated, Sculpture and Painting