Ann Greene Kelly engages materials and subjects sourced from her immediate surroundings. The artist combines everyday objects, such as bricks, baskets, and tires, with personal items, including clothing and used food containers. Through sculpture and drawing, she processes and renders her chosen subjects anew. Negative spaces morph into non-functional passageways or reveal fragmented vignettes from the artist’s own memories and experiences. Within her porous compositions, Kelly merges traces of the body with its built environment and the real with the imagined.
Ann Greene Kelly (b. 1988, New York, New York) lives and works in New York, New York. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, MD in 2010. She has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Paul Soto, Brussels, BEL; Chapter NY, New York; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; AND NOW, Dallas; and White Columns, New York. Her work was included in the 2021 New Museum Triennial and Made in LA 2020: A Version at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Huntington, San Marino, CA. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO, Los Angeles: Matthew Brown, Los Angeles; Galleria Zero, Milan; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; David Zwirner, New York; Maisterravalbeuna, Madrid; and Stems Gallery, Brussels; among others.