Artist Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley

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Keliy Anderson-Staley grew up in an off-grid log cabin in Maine. She received her MFA from Hunter College in NYC. Her work has been exhibited at the Akron Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, California Museum of Photography, Morris Museum of Art, National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Shelburne Museum, Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida.

Her work is in the collections of Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, and the Portland Museum of Art (Maine).

Her projects have been funded by grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, the George and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. Work she produced during a residency at Light Work was published as an issue of Contact Sheet, and her book of tintype portraits, On a Wet Bough, is available from Waltz Books.

A public installation of her portraits is on view in the tunnel of the Cleveland, OH Rapid Transit Line and she recently completed a public commission for the United Airlines Terminal at IAH airport.

Keliy Anderson-Staley is an Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston.

Image: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Shelter in Place, Shelburne Museum, VT, 2019

This event is made possible by The Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment.