Social Art Practitioner | Artist | Teacher

Joan Marie Kelly is a practicing artist, exhibiting and publishing internationally. Her creative work emanates from ethnographical practices such as “fieldwork”. She is a social art practitioner implementing participatory art workshops since 2009 with sex workers in Kolkata India as the founder of ‘The Kolkata Women’s Dialogue.’

She works to sustain endangered languages with three linguists, Lauren Gawne, Alexander Coupe and Frantisek Kratochvil. In each linguist’s focus area she creates artistic engagement with members of the host communities. The focus of the workshops is to expose and gain understanding of visual iconography embedded in the culture of the host community.

Joan teaches at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media in Singapore, since 2005.

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Academic Qualifications

2003 – 2005: MFA Concentration in Painting:
Western Connecticut State University, USA Fine Art Honours Award

1991 – 1993: BFA Concentration in Painting:
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA Magna Cum Laude

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Working Experience Academic

Jan 2017-present: Senior lecturer Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media Singapore

July 2005 – Jan 2017: Assistant Professor Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media Singapore (NTU Changed the direction of the school from Arts to applied arts, hence the change in my status)

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Industry Experience

1994 – 2005: Freelance Artist Independent Contractor, USA Partial client list: Kidder Peabody & Co Securities | Frank Grant Architectural Firm | Grimm & Parker Architectural Firm | Gould Architect | Law Office of Jeffrey Hinze | Law Office of Raymond Atkins | Sons of Italy Lodge Baltimore MD. USA | Vatican Museum Roma Italia | Marla Hanson screenwriter and ex model | City of Baltimore Municipality USA | Tom Stuehler owner of the Belvedere Hotel Baltimore MD. USA Director and Founder of Art Studio for the Disabled Adults (Keswick Multi-Care Center) Baltimore Maryland USA

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2019: Ballinglen Art Foundation Fellowship recipient. Ballinglen Arts Foundation is a residency fellowship in Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland

2019: Google Teaching Award: Joan Kelly and Jessica Tan and 6 of our students were awarded a trip to Athens Greece to participate in Newsgeist Europe for developing digital tools by implementing the Google Sprint to solve real life problems in news organizations.

2017: 2nd Prize, Highly Commended 2017 Glover Prize chosen from 336 Artists 2017 GLOVER PRIZE JUDGES: Ben Quilty, Artist Eleonora Triguboff Chair / Publisher ARTAND Foundation, Dott Books & Dr Mary Knights Senior Curator of Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2016: “Outstanding Works Award” Hangzhou China Global Arts Agenda G20 exhibition sponsored by Hangzhou Qianjing International Art Museum

2014: “Best of Show” China Art Industry Expo, Beijing 2014

2013: 16th World Peace Exhibition, Excellence in Social Art, 1st Prize, 50 International Artists

2013: Honorary Guest Artist, Marrakech Morocco, Guinness Book of World Records for the longest mural

2012: Achievement in Figurative Painting, 1st Prize, Jeonbuk Biennale (510 artists from 45 countries)

2012: Honorary Ambassador, Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Jeonju Korea

2012: Appreciation of Service Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Rym, Chung Yeap, Mayor Wanju, Korea

2005: Honours Award, Western Connecticut State University

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Research Grants

2017: 28,733.66K SGD ADM Creative Artist Faculty Exhibition Funding Assistance. Sponsor: NTU the School of Art Design and Media to assist with exhibition costs from 1 April 2017 thru 1 April 2018

2016: 9,900.22K SGD Exhibition Grant Sponsor: NTU the School of Art Design and Media to assist with exhibition costs from 1 April 2017 thru 1 April 2018

2015: S$30K Tier 1 Nanyang Technological University School Joan Kelly is PI, Dr. Lauren Gawne is Co-PI “The development of Artistic and Participatory Means of Recording, Writing and Transmitting the Stories and Knowledge of Kagate, an Endangered Language of Nepal.”

2014: “Exploring the Crossroads of Linguistic Diversity: Language Contact in South East Asia” Principal Investigator: Asst Prof Alexander Robertson Coupe, is IP Joan Kelly is one of 5 Co-PI’s , S$527,455. MOE Tier 2 Grant

2013: S$40K, Tier 1, Nanyang Technological University Joan Kelly PI, Fraunhofer@NTU is co-PI “Culture, Behaviour and Art Uncovered By The Development of Tangible Interfaces in Interactive Visual Environments,”

2010: S$29K Form RG1, Tier 0, Nanyang Technological University Joan Kelly is PI “Transformation”, and Preservation Of Intangible Heritage Through the Artistic Lens”

2006: S$82K,Tier 0, Nanyang Technological University Eileen Reynolds Pi, Joan Kelly Co PI “Singapore Hero’s and Idols”

2005: S$3300. RCC Grant, Nanyang Technological University Joan Kelly PI, “The Painters Studio”

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International Contemporary Art Museum Collections:

2019: Acquisition by the Royal Ontario Museum. This is the first piece in a series of art pieces that are examining engagement between museum artworks and people from extreme cultural differences with the pieces to which they are engaging. “Queen Mother of the West” 152cm x 122cm oil on linen

2019: CETYS University Museum Collection, Mexicali Baja California Night Escape 2016 oil on linen 72cm x 86cm 2015 Night Life 2016 oil on canvas 86cm x 86cm 2015

2016: Hangzhou Qianjing International Art Museum “Into The Woods” 114cm x 134cm oil on canvas “Tangled Woods” 121cm x 91cm oil on canvas

2015: Xi’an Contemporary Art Museum, Xi’an China “Hangin’ Out” 77cm x 77cm, oil on canvavs, 2013

2013: Hua Xia Baosheng Art Museum, Changzhou China, commissioned work, “Natural Transition

2013: Naresuan University Art Gallery, Phitsanulok Thailand, commissioned work, 2 paintings “Calm Before the Storm”

2012: National Arts Club of New York, NY, Permanent Collection, “The Reilly Family”

2012: Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi India, 1 Painting chosen by Curator Dr. Alka Pande, ‘The Bull in Puri”

2011: Mae Fah Luang Foundation Under Royal Patronage Thai Royal family, “Time, Transcendence” Painting, acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 80cm,

2010: Mae Fah Luang, Foundation Under Royal Patronage Thai Royal family, commissioned work, 3 Acquisitions, 1 Installation 1. “The Queens Garden I” Painting 2. “The Queens Garden II” Painting,

2009: Ahuja, Museum for the Arts, Kolkata India 1. “Singapore Man” Painting 2. “Shopping” Painting

2008: Muzium and Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, “Kumari”

2000: World Erotic Museum 1205 Washington Ave, South Beach, Florida, USA, “Man Sleeping with His Dog”

1995: Vatican Museum, Rome Italy, 1995, Ceramic Cookie tray for Pope John Paul during his trip to Baltimore, Maryland

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Solo Exhibitions:

2019 24 Oct- 4 Nov: ONE PORTRAIT AT A TIME Location: Chinese Heritage Center Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Showing: 24 portraits painted on the street of Singapore juxtaposing the local response to the ethnicity of the persons portrayed.

2018 Oct-Nov: THE EXUBERANCE OF GIRLS LIVING IN DETENTION Location: The Women’s Club of Roland Park, Baltimore Maryland Fundraising exhibition for incarcerated girls in Morocco. Showing: Portraits of the girls with a description of the art making program I made in Fez Morocco.

2018 24 April-19 May: INVISIBLE PERSONAS Location: Blue Mountain Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, 230 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City I am a member artist with Blue Mountain. This is a retrospective of ten years of work.

2017 July: WHOSE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Intergenerational Social Art Exhibition Location: Goddard Riverside Community Center, The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025 @ 88th street Showing: art made in my artmaking program for homeless

2017 14-20 April: MAKING PUJA’S: MAKING A REVOLUTION Location: Visual Art Gallery in the Habitat Center, New Delhi, 5000sq feet of space in a complex designed for collaboration and interdisciplinary interaction, Showing: 30 Paintings made about the transformations of ritual due to changing environment.

2017 4-18 Jan: “HOME SWEET HOME” Collaborative Social Art Exhibition Location: American Language Center & Arabic Language Institute of Fes, Fes Morocco Fez Riad a beautiful traditional Riad in Fez Morocco. Showing: Joan Kelly’s portraits along side 15 the artwork made by girls who are incarcerated in Fez Morocco Sponsored by the Protection of Children Center Ziat Morocco, The American Language Center Fez Morocco, The Arabic language Institute, Fez Morocco Orphaned Girls In Fez Morocco

2014 1-20 Dec: HISTOICAL INDIAN ARCHETYPES OF MASCULINE AND FEMININITY: THE KOTHA AND AKHARA Location: Baron Art Gallery, Oberlin College USA. Curator: Sarah Schuster Showing: 25 Paintings, documentary of Traditional Indian Wrestlers, one audio history of sex worker Shikah Das discussing managing her profession and raising children and the history of her family

2012 11-17 April INITIAL ENCOUNTERS Location: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 5000sq feet of space in a complex designed for collaboration and interdisciplinary interaction Curator, Alka Pande Showing: 30 oil paintings discussing encounters in India as a foreigner

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Solo Exhibition Con’t:

2011-12 6 Dec - 30 Jan: RABINDRA SARINI PORTRAITS OF TWENTY WOMEN Location: Oresman Gallery at Smith College, Northampton Massachusetts USA 20 portraits of sex workers in Kolkata India

2011 12-30 July: ZONES OF CONTACT Location: Blue Mountain Gallery , 230 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City. Paintings and drawings from engagements on the streets with sex workers in Kolkata, Bangladesh foreign workers in Singapore, and factory workers in Shenzhen, China

2008 1-30 Nov: REFLEX Location: Museum and Galeri Tuanku Fauziah | University Sains Penang, Malaysia 24 paintings made in the neighbourhoods of minority communities.

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Biennale Exhibitions

2021 1-31 March: 19TH ASIAN ART ART BIENNALE BANGLADESH 2021 Sponsored by the National Art Gallery Bangladesh, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Bangladesh

2020-21 12 Dec: 2nd DAFEN INTERNATIONAL OIL PAINTING BIENNALE 2020 Sponsored by China Artists Association, CPC Publicity Department of Shenz hen Municipal Party Committee, Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, CPC Shenzhen Longgang District Committee, and People’s Government of Longgang District; organized by Fine Arts Center of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Shenzhen Artists Association, Shenzhen; and co-organized by Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen. “Complex Joy” Oil on canvas, 138cm×102cm 2020

2020 26 Nov10 Dec: 4th CHINA HANGZHOU QIANJIANG INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE Virtual Exhibition Hall of China Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Exhibition. Topic: Peace, Freedom, Humanity, Environmental Protection. Organizer: Hangzhou Qianjiang Art Museum China Co-organizer: Hangzhou Zhejiang Academy of Painting and Calligraphy. International curators: Zhang Xiangzhong

2018 1-30 Sept: 18th ASIAN ART BIENNALE BANGLADESH 2018 Location & Sponsored By: National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Representing Republic of Ireland 1 week of hosting artists, hotel cultural events, symposium

2017 10-22 Oct: BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE ART & PASSION ARRAS FRANCE La Présidente Violette Jouvenel and curator Sponsor: la ville d’ARRAS et l’Office Culturel, l’Hôtel de Guînes

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Biennale Exhibitions Con’t:

2016 1-31 Dec: 17th ASIAN ART BIENNALE BANGLADESH 2016 Location & Sponsored by: National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

2015 13-28 Nov: 5th INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ART BIENNALE 2015 Location & Sponsored by: Gallery Chitrak, Athena Gallery, Tone Art Society Dhaka Bangladesh

2014 21-28 Sept: 1st QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE 2014 Location: Qingdao Contemporary Arts Center, Sponsors: CPC Qingdao Municipal Propaganda Department, Qingdao Literary Federation & Qingdao City Artists Association and Contemporary Art and Culture Investment Co., Ltd. Qingdao, 1 week of hosting artists, hotel, cultural events

2014 12-21 Oct: 1st LANGKAWI ART BIENNALE 2014 Sponsored by the Art Malaysia Association, Biennale and workshop.

2013 28 April4 May: 2nd INTERNATIONAL IZMIR BIENNALE Izmir Turkey 1 painting in exhibition hall, I was a guest speaking

2012 9-18 Oct: 1st ECOREA JEONBUK BIENNALE Jeonbuk, Korea Vice Director Joan M. Kelly and artist participant Location: Sori Arts Center of Jeonllabuk-do and International Beakam Art Museum, Wanju, Korea. This was 10 days of art making and cultural events

2012 27 Sept -30 Oct: “Future and Reality”5th BIEJING INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE Location: National Art Museum of China, 4 days hosting of artsits, hotel cultural events

2012 15-30 June: 1st CASABLANCA INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE Locations all over the city of Casablanca

2012 20 Jan-30 Jan: BIENNALE D’ARTE INTERNATIONAL DI ROMA Sale del Bramante, Centro Internazionale Artisti Contemporanei

2008: INTERNATIONAL DRAWING BIENNALE PILSEN CZECH REP. Juried Competition Juhola International Social Art Symposium

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Film Screenings:

2019 25 Oct: ONE PORTRAIT AT A TIME: 2019 International Situations Conference: Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia. Hosted by School of the Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Producer: Joan Marie Kelly, 16mm short film Director of Photography, Sound and Editor Rachael Siao This is a film made in 2018 documenting my Singaporean painting students engaging with Banglsdash and Indian migrant workers for the first time in thier lives. although they have seen them preforming all the labor needed to build Singpore their entire lives.

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Book Publications

2019 July: INVISIBLE PERSONAS: PUBLISHED BY AUTHORHOUSE I am 1st Author and Editor on this book. There are 6 essay’s total I wrote 2. It is being published by AuthorHouse an arm of Simon & Schuster The book contains 42 images of my artwork. Contributing Authors: Prof. Sarah Schuster Oberlin College Dr. Pamela Karimi Prof University of Massachusetts and Art Historian Pamela Karimi is an architect and an architectural historian. Dr. Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay Visual Culture Theorist David Cohen New York Art Critic. American art critic, art historian, curator and publisher. 7 ISBN 978-1-5462-5066-1 Kelly connects the reader in an intimate visual narrative of lived realities through her paintings and text, immersing the reader or viewer in humanist levels of the worlds she navigates. She speaks to the global condition giving it poignancy. Four scholars who have worked with Kelly closely, write essay’s examining the visual art, developmental processes, and lived interwoven relationships she immerses herself and others.

2012: ZONES OF CONTACT:THE PUBLIC ART OF JOAN KELLY Self Published ISBN 978-981-07-1843-5 1 essay by David Cohen New York Art Critic. American art critic, art historian, curator and publisher. I am 1st Author and Editor on this book.

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Group Exhibitions

2020 17 Oct15 Nov: BARK & FLESH Location: SEED The Art Space, 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 2 person exhibition: Joan Marie Kelly and Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer share their work in a combined exhibition looking at interventions between the lives of humans and the lived experiences of trees.

2020 10 July30 Oct: ESSENTIAL ART II: Work by Blue Mountain gallery Artists during the pandemic Location: Virtual space of Blue Mountain Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, 230 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City

2020 7 Aug: BREATHE THEN LIVE: Collective Virtual Exhibition Location: Virtual Space Catalogue: 110 Artists from 60 countries

2020 May: MASK ART: CREATIVITY UNDER LOCKDOWN 2020 Location: Virtual space Under the patronage of UNESCO Beirut, Lebanon Curators: Lena Kelekian, Francesca Maurizi and Hagop Sulahian Collective Virtual Exhibition of 250 artists from 120 countries

2019 12-15 Dec: UNE NATURE, UN MONDE, SOS BIODIVERSITÉ Location: Salon des Beaux Arts 2019: Carrousel du Louvre, Salle Le Nôtre 99, rue de Rivoli • 75001 Paris Patronage de Monsieur Emmanuel Macron, Michel King, président de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, Abd Al Malik, parrain, Bruno Moinard, scénographe Isabelle Léourier, invitée d’honneur

2019 1-30 August: SEEING WORDS: CODEX: the sacred of the art Curators: Ombretta Gazzola and Teo de Palma. Location: Diocese Museum; Diocese library “San Nilo e San Bartolomeo,” Minnicelli Library, S. Bernardino Palace, Corigliano-Rossano

2019 25-30 Mar: SINERGIA, FIRST INTERNATIONAL PAINTING EXHIBITION AND ARTIST ENCOUNTER, CETYS UNIVERSIDAD COLLECTION EXHIBITION Location: CETYS University Gallery Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico This is a five day event. Provided: 5 day of Hotel, food & tours Printed Catalogue

2018 20 May15 July: INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S ART EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION 2018 (IWAEA) Concept: To promote women’s imagination and creativity 100 women artists from 20 countries Space: Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, Korea Provided: Week of Hotel, food & tours Printed Catalogue

2018 6-13 Sept: DIGITAL NATURALISM Exhibition & Residency The residency is from 20 May thru 15 July 2018 Location: Island of Kon Lon, Thailand I participated from 18-25 June 2018 with my first electronic artwork in collaborations: Technician Thummanapalli Nagaraju, Musician Gregory Green and music consultant Beth Kelly, Tourism Ethnographer Yuthasak Chatkaewnapanon.

2017 1-26 Nov: THINKING BIG: Artists of Blue Mountain Gallery at Westbeth Gallery http:// Location: Westbeth Community Artist Space, 55 Bethune Street New York, NY 10014 Concept: Thinking Big addresses the significance of both the physical and psychological impact of an artwork’s size in relation to its thematic concerns. Forty one gallery artists Catalogue introductory essay by the critic Xico Greenwald.

2017 3 Sept- 31 Oct: JUHOLA INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ART SYMPOSIUM Location: Raasepori, Finland, 27 Aug – 3 Sept Symposium Dates 20 Artists met to work with different local communities. Each international artist was paired with a local artists and community. I was paired with local artist: Jan Jämsén Jan Jämsén and day center for women with Down Syndrome, Kårkulla samkommun. We began the work a month early collaborating with my students at NTU in Singapore. Both communities made paintings responding to traditional shamanic drumming. See the link: Printed catalogue introductory essay by Katja Juhola, Hosting artists for 1 week, cultural events

2017 11-19 Mar: 2017 GLOVER PRIZE FINALISTS Painting Prize 40K prize 1st place, I was 2nd place Sponsored by and location: The John Glover Society Inc. Tasmania, Australia 40 Artists chosen out of 336 See the link below to Joan Kelly’s painting 10,000 visitors attended the exhibition

2016 Oct: HANGZHOU QIANJIANG INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA INTERNATIONAL ART PEAK EXCHANGE EXHIBITION 0F 2016 International exhibition at G20 meeting, Representing USA-Provided: 1 week hotel, food & tours

2016 Sept 1-10: 2016 WOMEN’S ART FESTIVAL Gwangju Folk Art Museum, Organized by the International Women’s Exchange Association, Korea Printed Catalogue Provided: 1- week hotel in Gwangju, food, tour

2016 12-30 July: “ORANGES NOT ORANGES” Blue Mountain Gallery Members Show. Location: Blue Mountain Gallery, 230 West 25th Street New York NY. Frank Concept: Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Why I Am Not a Painter” 40 participating Blue Mountain Gallery artists

2016 1-7 Jul: HER PRESENCE IN COLORS XII Asian/International Woman Artist Exhibition and Seminar Series Location: Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Taiwan Provided: 1 week stay in Taiwan & tours I presented a talk at the International Women’s Seminar theme: Women for a better Quality of Life Printed Catalogue

2016 19-26 June: 2nd INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM ORTA ITALY 2016 Curator: Vittorio Tonon and Ilaria Federica Cerulla Concept: Body and Fashion, catalogue Provided: 1 week stay at Hotel San Rocco, on Orta Lake in Italy Amazing food, Nightly entertainment and festivities, 20 International Artists invited. Printed Catalogue: Introductory essay by Vittorio Tonon

2015 17 Oct-14 Nov: MORE THAN A FACE, 3 women artist show Location: Washington Art Association, Washington Depot CT. USA Washington CT. is suburb of New York City, home to Author Miller, and many great writers and Artists, a renowned location- I was invited by the exhibition committee to make a proposal)

2015 6-11 Sept: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SILK ROADS ARTS FESTIVAL Sponsored by: The People’s Republic of China Ministry of Culture Location: Shaanxi Provincial Exhibition hall, 100 participating artists 1 painting each, Provided: 1 week hotel, food & tour

2015 27 Apr-3 May: 3rd SHARM EL SHEIKH INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM Location: Genena City, Sharm El Sheihk South Sinai, Egypt, Curator: Amr el Chimy Provided: 1 week hotel at Red Sea Sinai Hotel, food & making art

2015 26-30 Jan: 10th INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL WORKSHOP, THAILAND Invited by: Mr.Mongkol Chaiwong, Director of Poh Chang Academy of Arts. location of workshop and exhibition: Poh-Chang Academy of Art & RajaLangala University of Technology Ratttanaksin Provided: 1 week hotel, food, nightly festivities & making art Printed Catalogue

2014 3-13 Sept: China ART INDUSTRY EXPO 2014 Sponsored by: Beijing, Ministry of Culture of the PRC, & Beijing Municipal Government, Site: Songzhuang Creative Industries Hub Tongzhou District Beijing, My booth was sponsored by the expo

2014 3-13 Sept: 4th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Location: Gwanju Folk Museum. Theme: “Garden of Flame” Sponsor: Gwangju City Council. 80 participating artists Provided: 1 week hotel, food & tour

2014 19-26 July: HER PRESENCE IN COLOURS XI Location: Mongolia National Modern Art Museum INWAC Asian/International Woman Artists Exhibitions Series Presented by Conservatory of Fine Arts (International Women Artists Council) 1 week hotel & yurt & tours

2014 1-30 April: HAIYAN INTERNATIONAL ART FUNDRAISING 2014 Fundraising exhibition in support of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines Curated by Singapore National Artist Goh Beng Kwan

2013* 30 Oct-5 Nov: 16th WORLD PEACE EXHIBITION Seoul, South Korea Curator Lee Jon Young | Charles Mercieca Professor Emeritus Alabama A&M University and President of International Educators for World Peace

2013 14-25 Aug: 29th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL Location: Daegu Culture and Arts Center, South Korea

2013 20 June-present: “SAMSUNG MASTERPIECES” Curator Iola Lenzi, Asia’s Digital Art gallery by Samsung, on line continuously Location: Virtual space, Each artist tested the new stylus on the Samsung Notebook

2013 23-30 April: “SUBWAYS OF CREATIVITY” Collaborative project “Shared Artist Books” Location: University of Valencia, Bellas Artes de San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos in Valencia | Installation @ Polytechnic University of Valencia Collaborative Artwork “SHARED ARTIST’S BOOK” | Mixed Media

2012 10 Oct thru 2013 13 May: COLLABORATIVE YURT INSTALLATIONS Location: Byeokam International Art Museum Jeonbuk, Korea 2 Collaborative Installations | Artists: Sarah Schuster USA, Eunice Mateo Dominican Republic | Joan Marie Kelly Republic of Ireland, Elizabeth Meyersohn USA, Mounira Stott Russia, Hoyeon Lyu Republic of Korea

2012 7-18 May: “BEYOND BORDERS, PAINTING OVER JEONBUK” Site: DMZ between North & South Korea, artist from 30 countries made site specific pieces from the DMZone

2012 1-30 April: “THE SEX ISSUE” Vol. #7, Projekt30, Digital Gallery Location: Virtual space

2012 23 Jan-31 Mar: “WOMEN” Location: Ahuja Museum of the Arts Kolkata India, Curator Anvita Singh

2011 25-31 August: 14th WORLD PEACE EXHIBITION Location: Danwon Kim Hong Do Gallery, Ansan, Republic of Korea

2011 27 Nov-4 Dec: ART BASEL: BASEL MIAMI BEACH Betsy Underground Gallery w/ Maryland Institute College of Art, Curator: Leslie King-Hammond

2011 2-6 May: 6 ARTIST EXHIBITION CHULALONGKOR UNIVERSITY Location: Jamjuree Art Hall 3 Thai artists & 2 Western artists

2011 22 Jan-20 Feb: “TOURISM:PERCEPTIONS & REPRESENTATIONS Heritage Re-interpreted through Glocal Nexus” Chiang Khan, Thailand Exhibition of Research collaboration Chiang Khan Museum, collaborative research project with universities in Thailand and Australia 5 paintings

2010 Aug - Sept: ASIA II” Group Exhibition Curated from Museum collection Location: Ahuja Museum of Arts Kolkata, India 2 Painting

2010 2-17 Aug: 6th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL WORKSHOP IN THAILAND Invitational Group Exhibition sponsored by and Location: Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand 2 Paintings | Traveling exhibition

2010 15 Feb - 7 Mar: 6th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL WORKSHOP IN THAILAND, Location: The Art and Cultural Exhibition hall Chiang Mai University provided: 1 Week hotel food cultural events for artists

2009 1-30 Nov: RECENT WORK JOAN KELLY & GANESH BASU Location: Kolkata Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, India, I exhibited 25 paintings

2009 26 Nov-2 Dec: IDENTITY-ANONYMITY LOCATION: The Lloyd Gill Gallery Weston, UK Curator: Antria Pelekanou

2009 Sept-Oct: PERCEPTION(Juried Drawing exhibition) Robert and Elain Stein Galleries, Wright University Dayton Curator: Ruth Miller Forge

2009 March: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION Location: Burren College of Art This was an exhibition of the work I made during my residency

2008 1-30 April: INFLUX Location: Post Museum, Singapore Duel Exhibition, Joan Kelly and Eileen Reynolds, I exhibited 18 paintings

2006 July: “14 EMERGING ARTISTS” Location: Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

2006: “SMALL WORKS” Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2005: “TOUR DE CLAY” Maryland Institute College of Art

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Book Chapter:

2018 Nov: INTERNATIONAL SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART SYMPOSIUM ISEAS 2017 Funded by Kone Foundation 10,000 Euro Commissioned by ISEAS Director Katjia Juhola to write a chapter titled: The Urban Shamanic Experience Accompanying chapter authors: Katja Juhola, Mari Krappala, & Clarice Zdanski Published by Scholars-Press ISBN 978-620-2-31996-6.

2018: Book Chapter: WHAT DO THEY DO IN A BROTHEL? Book Title: #Critical Transmedia 12: Prosthetics of the Late Anthropocene Editor: Prof. Phillip Baldwin Stony Brook University New York USA Publisher: LuLu ISBN: 9781329212534

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Visual Book Chapter:

2019: TREES OF THE PLANET, 114 artists were chosen for their artwork to be published in a high-end artbook format. The aim is to create a book which showcases the extraordinary diversity of trees and the artistic responses to them by artists from around the world.

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e-Book Chapter:

2015: Kelly, Joan Marie. MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL: SELF IDENTITY IN COMMUNITIES OF MARGINALIZED WOMEN IN KOLKATA, INDIA (2014) Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, e-book Book title: 1st Global Conference on Sexual Oppression and Human Rights ISBN: 978-1-84888-424-3 First published in the United Kingdom in eBook format in 2015. First Edition. Inter-Disciplinary.Net is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, Registered in England No: 05494488

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Publications: Journal
Publications as 1st author

2013: Kelly, Joan Marie. “Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Creativity, Collaboration, Invention” International Journal of Information and Education Technology’ Vol. 3, No. 2 April

2013: Kelly, Joan Marie. ‘Art Production and Social Knowledge: Relationship to Development Communications’ The Journal of Development Communication Volume 23, Number 2.

2009*: Kelly, Joan Marie. ‘The Communicative Dynamics of Painting’ International Journal of Arts and Society 2009.

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Publications: Journal
Publications co author

2019 July: Chatkaewnapanon, Yuthasak. Kelly, Joan Marie. “Community Arts Approach for Sustainable Tourism Development: an Alternative Methodology for a Tourism Planning Process” Journal of Place Management and Developmen, Vol. 12 No. 3, 2019 pp. 365-390 Q2 rating H index 23 Manuscript ID JPMD-09-2017-0094.R2

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Published as Conference Proceedings

2016 Nov: Children of Mon Mot - documentation of a Tira legend of the Abui community (Eastern Indonesia)* Authors: Frantiˇsek Kratochv´, Benidiktus Delpada, Rachel Siao Jia Yu, Ng Xiao Yan, Dang Mai Trang and Joan M. Kelly VSMM, Virtual Systems and Multimedia Presented at the 22nd VSMM conference University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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International Journal Reviewer, Curator

2019: Journal of Place Management: This journal is unique in bringing together research from management, real estate, marketing, tourism, retailing, geography, public administration, sociology, planning and design

2013 2-3 Feb: IACSIT Hong Kong, 2nd International Conference on Education and Information Technology, Reviewer of Journal papers

2012 10 Oct- 2013: Curator/ Vice Director 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Jeonbuk, Korea

2012, April: Projekt30 Digital Gallery, Exhibition

2009: International Journal of Arts and Society, Associate Editor

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Speaking Engagements

2019 7-9 June: GOOGLE NEWSGEIST IGNITE TALK Title: Images, Trauma and the Consumption of the News Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Athens Greece

2018 11 Oct: WOMEN’S CLUB OF ROLAND PARK Baltimore Maryland USA. Title: The Exerberance of Girls Living in Detention

2018 10 Oct: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND USA, Baltimore Campus, Tim Nohe Director, CIRCA (Center for Innovative Research in the Creative Arts) partnered me with linguist Renee Lambert-Bretiere to discuss Sustaining Oral languages. Title: Sustaining Oral Languages with Children’s Literacy Materials

2018 9 Oct: MARYLAND INSYITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, Baltimore MD USA Invited by Associate Dean Michael Weiss. Title: An Artists’ Journey

2018 3 Sept: UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH, Department of English and Humanities invited by Prof. Shamsad Mortuza Title: Art Practice as Pedegogy Situated in Student’s Lived Experiences

2018 10 May: YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto Canada, Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration. Title: The Canvas as Mediation

2018 26 Mar: NANYANG TECH. UNIVERSITY, school of art Design and Media Title: Art Practice as Pedegogy Situated in Student’s Lived Experiences

2017 2 Nov: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Dartmouth Invited be the Art History Dept, Prof Pamela Kamini Title: :Painting as Engagement: Bangladesh foreign workers in Singpaore

2016 20 Dec: SIDI MOHEMMED BEN ABD ALLAH UNIVERSITY, Fez Morocco Invited by the Gender Studies post graduate program Title: Domestic Power Struggles

2016 July 3: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SEMINAR, Invited by International Women Artist Council, Venue: Kaohsiung Cultural Center Title: Pushing Boundaries: Designing Experiences for Learning

2016 June: 2nd INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM Lago Orta Italia Title: Painting a Traditional Medium Re-interpreted

2016 May: UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, Open to Public Title: Pushing Boundaries: Narratives of Engagement Beyond the Social Frame

2016 May: UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Open to Public Title: Painting a Traditional Medium Continuously Re-interpreted

2015 7 Apr: Teaching and Research in the Humanities Art and Social Sciences: A Sharing Day. Nanyang Technological University, College of Art Humanities and Social Sciences. Title: Collaborating Classrooms Globally

2015 9 Apr: THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SINGAPORE Research Presentation Title: Social Art Practice, Art as Engagement

2015 9 Feb: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Sponsors: Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Near-Eastern Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts Title: Hierarchies, Perceptions and Keeping Whole Communities In Servitude

2015 3 Feb: Yale UNIVERSITY AT NUS SINGAPORE Invitation by Mark Joyce, Art Director Title: Aesthetics and Science: A Plurality of Approaches to Making Art

2014 19 Nov: OBERLIN COLLEGE USA , 19 Nov. 2014, Allen Art Building Title: The Kotha and The Akhara: Historical Indian Archetypes of Masculinity and Femininity

2014 3 April: THE CENTER FOR GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, USA Title: Mirror Mirror On The Wall: Self Identity In Communities of Marginalized Women

2014 6 Mar: EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, Asian Media Department Perth, Australia Title: Mirror Mirror On The Wall: Self Identity In Communities of Marginalized Women

2013 Dec: ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY KOLKATA, INDIA Title: Philosophical Ideas and Simple Art- Making Techniques for Alzheimer’s Patients

2013 6-16 May: MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL, Theme: Women in Art of Contemporary World” Russia State University of the Humanities, Title: Social Change and the Potential for Painting

2013 30 April -5 May: IZMIR BIENNALE Izmir, Turkey Title: Re-Invigorating the Potential for Painting

2013 30 Oct: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Hh0301 Environment in History Course taught by Prof Lisa Onaga. Title: Visual Conversations

2012 16-20 July: PLAN ORDENAMIENTO TERRITORIAL KASSEL, GERMANY a mini residency during Documenta, presentation and discussion 18 July 2012, Title: Zones of Contact: Public Art and Activism

2011 9 Dec: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA, Masters of Art Program Title: The Public Studio: Perceptual Change and Revolutions

2011 6 Dec: SMITH COLLEGE Massachusetts, USA, Art Department Title: Brothels of Rabindra Sarani, Portraits of Twenty Women

2011 29 Nov: MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, USA Title: The Public Art of Joan Kelly

2008 Oct: INTERNATIONAL DRAWING BIENNALE PILSEN, Czech Republic Title: Survival of the Artist in Singapore

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Conference Paper

2019 24-26 Oct: SITUATIONS CONFERENCE: ETHNICITY, RACE AND RWACISM IN ASIA I had a debut film screening of my own produced film: Change: One Portrait at a Time and lead a discussion about the sentiments addressed in the film.

2019 15-17 Mar: NEWSGEIST Asia, Singapore. Newsgeist - the unique “unconference” that gathers journalists, media platforms, educators, and advocates for a 48-hour think tank. Kelly was invited by Google & moderated a discussion: The Aesthics of Trauma

2018 25-26 July: THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF HUSOC NETWORK Theme: Embodying the World’s New Conditions and Values. Chiang Mai Thailand Presentation Title: Community Arts Methodology and Tourism Development

2015 7-9 Oct: 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION AND CONSERVATION (ICLDC) Title: Giving it back: From Oral Folktales to Illustrated Bilingual Reading Books for Minority Languages

2015 26 Feb-1 Mar: COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION 103RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE Title: Visual Conversations: Virtual, Cross Cultural Engagement In Visual Art Education

2015 Feb 14: OPPRESSION & HUMAN RIGHTS & SEXUALITY INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE Mansfield College Oxford, England Title: Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Self-Identity of Marginalized Women

2014 30-31 Jul: THE SYMPOSIUM: WAYS OF KNOWING ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHS Curator: Dr. Oh Soon Hwa, Dr. Jesvin Puay-Hwa Yeo, Lilia Labidi, The Private Museum, Singapore Title: Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Self-Identity of Marginalized Women

2014 28-29 Mar: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGING SUSTAINABILITY IN RESEARCH TO PEDAGOGY Sponsor: Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster School of Humanities, NTU Title: Collaborating the Classroom Globally: Visual Conversations

2013 19-20 Apr: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY, HONG KONG Title: Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Creativity, Collaboration, Invention

2013 2-3 Feb: KOREA WANJU-GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Title: Integrating the Art Center Into Community

2012 22-25 Sep: CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION Toronto Canada Title: Engineering Education in the Age of Globalization

2011 4-8 Apr: 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION, NATURE AND CULTURE for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture Theme: Living on the Edge, University of Western Australia, Perth Title: Zones of Contact: The Making of a Painting

2010 16-19 Dec: LETTERE ET ARTI VENIZO ITALIA, ART AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE Title: The Communicative Dynamics of Painting

2009 28-31 Jul: THEATER/BORDER CONFERENCE Collaboration between Friere University Berlin and Goldsmiths University of London Theatre/ Border, Collaborative Presentation with Bhaskar Mukhopdyay Title: Theatricalizing Portrait

2007 Sept: MIGRATION CONFERENCE Goldsmiths University of London, Cultural Studies Dept. John Hutnyk, Title: Art as Activism

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Artist Residencies

2017 Dec-Jan: SOCIAL ART RESIDENCY Image Lab: Telling Stories and Making Pictures ALC FES & ALIF COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB with Exhibition American Language Center & Arabic Language Institute of Fes Fes Morocco See below Nov 2016

2017 May June July: SOCIAL ART RESIDENCY Title: Who’s in the Neighborhood? Inter-generational social artist residency Collaboration between artist Joan Kelly and homeless adults and Multi Ethnic elderly. Goddard Riverside Community Center, The Bernie Wohl Center 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025 @ 88th street

2016 25 Nov thru 2017 5 Jan: SOCIAL ART RESIDENCY Image Lab: Telling Stories and Making Pictures ALC FES & ALIF COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB with Exhibition American Language Center & Arabic Language Institute of Fes Fes Morocco In an interdisciplinary collaboration, young orphan Moroccan women living in the Girls Center at Ziat create images discussing perspectives of home and identity with artist Joan Kelly from Singapore, psychologist Meryem Bouchnafati and economist Firdaous Bakhchane. Joan Kelly taught the girls drawing and painting while creating portraits of the girls. This work was displayed at the Exhibition titled “Home Sweet Home” Venue: ALIF Riad

2016 11 April-6 May: UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Hobart Australia with solo exhibition

2012 July: ART COLONIE SARAJEVO, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA Sabiha Hadzimuratovic, Director, Residency in City of Gorazde and Sarajevo

2012 16-20 July: PLAN ORDENAMIENTO TERRITORIAL Kassel, Germany a mini residency during Documenta, presentation and discussion 18 July 2012 title of the presentation with discussion: “Zones of Contact: Public Art and Activism

2012 June/July: IFITRY RESIDENCYis on the beach four hours drive south of Casablanca, Morocco and part of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Essaouira, Moustapha Romli.



2006 June/July: BURREN COLLEGE OF ART ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Ballyvaughan, Co Clair, Ireland

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2019 9 Aug: Title: User Experience Design Beginning with Empathy This workshop was given to a design firm MANGOTANGO ASIA Phnom Penh - Cambodia

2018 10 Aug: Title: The Creativity You Never Knew Was in You This workshop was a team building activity given to a design firm: MANGO TANGO ASIA Phnom Penh - Cambodia

2017 15 April: AMERICAN EMBASSY NEW DELHI Title: Painting & Wine


2016 Dec 7: Title: Drawing Music Workshop Fez Morocco, Initiated by the AMERICAN LANGUAGE CENTER AND ARABIC LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OF FES MOROCCO Venue: ALIF Residence Villa 28 Rue Mohammed Diouri, Tuning into making art that connects with traditional Moroccan music

2016 4 March: Title: Drawing workshop illustrating folktales Students at SANGA SANGA SCHOOL KATHMANDU, NEPAL Director Rajesh Shahi and linguist Lauren Gawne.

2016 2 Mar: Title: Creating illustrations for the first children’s books in the Syuba language Location: Syupa Ramechhap Elementary School Ramechap Nepal with local speaker Sangbu Tamang and linguist Lauren Gawne

2016 1 Mar: Title: Creating illustrations for dictionaries in Syuba language Location: Syupa Ramechhap Elementary School Ramechap Nepal with Norsang Tamang and linguist lauren Gawne

2014 23 Dec: Title: Philosophical Ideas and Simple Art- Making Techniques for Alzheimer’s Patients ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF INDIA, Kolkata india

2013 12-13 Dec: Title: Who are You? drawing workshop NGO ENHANCED INDIA AND PARTNERSHIP FOR INTEGRATED CHANGE with Naga children in collaboration with linguist Alec Coupe

2012 15-18 Mar: Figure Painting and Drawing in Bali SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM docent program

2011 16-20 Mar: Figure Drawing and Painting on Bali SINGAPROE ART MUSEUM decent program

2008 May: Anatomical Drawing Workshop for Animators NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

2008 Feb: Title: Tile Making and Hand building with Clay CONVENT OF THE HOLY INFANT JESUS, O Level School, Singapore

2007 Mar: Title: Perceptual Drawing ASTI SCHOOL OF CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE Bandung, Indonesia

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Citations: Journal Publications:

2018: Trees of The Planet 112 artists were selected to have their work published in a celebration of TREES. This is a collective international project of 108 artists participants organizer by founder and designer Niklas Weib

2015 Sept: GUFTUGU Indian Writers Forum 1st Issue, “Pinky’s Bed” Joan Marie Kelly & Shikah Das

2011: The Development of Advanced Based Virtual learning RISC Microcontroller (AVR) Subject in Engineering” Journal Penelitian Pascasarjana Undiksha | Vol. 3 2013 A.A.

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Citations: Published Articles/ Reviews TV Interviews, Authored by Scholars and Art Critics concerning Joan Marie Kelly’s Art

2020 July: Blue Lotus, Southeast Asian arts magazine Issue 22 Summer 2020 Cover layout is my painting, Title: Title: Love Letter to Our brothers and Sisters 2020

2020 22 April: Studio Art Conversations, On line, Southeast Asian arts magazine Article title: Change: One Portrait at a Time, author Nidhi Samani featuring Joan kelly’s social art with migrant communities in SIngapore

2020 18 April: an On line Southeast Asian art magazine, Article Title: One Portrait at a Time written by Joan Kelly the title is reminissant of my film Change : One Portrait at a Time. During the covid crisis in the migrant worker dormitories I tried to give the men attention by writing about the social art engagement I facilitated between the men and my students at NTU.

2017 Sept-Oct: Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context Cover layout is 4 of my paintings, Vol 13. No. 1 31 March 2020 Title of Publication: Travails of Race, Nation and Identity

2017 Apr 22: Article Title: Review: Joan Marie Kelly: An Artists of the Environment and People Publication Title: Creative Minds New Delhi, Vol.111, ISSUE-V, SEPT-OCT 2017 Author: M. K PURI, Delhi based Senior writer in Hindi and English 5 full pages with 5 images of artwork

2017 21 Apr: Newspaper article: The Pioneer, (New Delhi newspaper)Article Title: Visitor’s Gallery. The article is an interview the paper made with Joan Kelly including image of a painting.

2017 2 Jan: Article Title: “India as Her Muse” written by Pallavi Chattopadhyay in a New Delhi newspaper, Indian Express, with one image of a painting

2015: “The View From Fez: News and Views From Morocco” Full page article with pictures “Fez Exhibition Reveals Girls Dreams” on line journal editor: Suzanna Clarke

2015 Oct: New York Times “Art Calendar” photo of my work: ”Multi-media Research at Dawn: Water, Flowers and Pujas” oil on canvas 122cm x 184cm

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Citations: Published Articles/ Reviews TV Interviews, Authored by Scholars and Art Critics concerning Joan Marie Kelly’s Art, Con’t

2014 2 Jan: Project Heartland to capture memories, experiences of HDB residents Channel NewsAsia, Joan Kelly is Interviewed with Olivia Siong

2014 Nov 24: Article Title: Paintings Show Indian Life, The Oberlin News Tribune written by Valerie Urbanik including one image of artist with painting.

2013: Creative Mind, VOL. IX, QTR.-1, 2013 by Dr. Ruchika Wason Singh “Creative Confluence, The 9th International Art Festival and Art Workshop in Thailand 2013

2013: Indian Contemporary Art Journal 2013 Title” Izmir Art Biennale by Prakash Bal Joshi, Pages 54-55 vol. 11

2013: BLOUIN ARTINFO 15 July 2013 “Samsung Launches Digital Art Gallery in Singapore “Masterpieces” Joan Marie Kelly’s work is mentioned in the article

2013: Wanju County Art & Art Criticism Magazine October 2013, Artists Joan Kelly and Sarah Schuster were interviewed by Samuel Shin Publisher and Editor about the concepts behind the 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale.

2013: KBS- Korean Broadcasting System- October 2013 Park, Yong-Suk interview with Joan Kelly in front of her painting inside the Sori Art Museum during the 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale

2013: Jeonju Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. TV-R programming October 2013 Photo’s and discussion of Joan Kelly’s Art Work during an interview with Dr. Ryu Ilseon Director of the 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Art Biennale by Yun Sung-Hee from MBC

2012 20 June: Asian Age: Review of Solo Exhibition in New Delhi Review of solo exhibition Initial Encounters at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2012: Times of India, New Delhi April 2012 Review by cultural staff of solo exhibition Initial Encounters at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2012: College Art Association, April 2012, a painting of mine was represented in the exhibition section announcing my solo exhibition Initial Encounters at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2011: Gallery & Studio, Sept/Oct 2011 Issue VOl.14 No.1, Ed McCormack “Joan Marie Kelly: A Painter Among Sex Workers”

2011: New York Sun Paper, 14 Jul 2011, David Cohen, “An Easel Among The Flesh Pots”

2011: BLOUIN ARTINFO 15 July 2011 “Zones of Contact” Joan Kelly

2009: The Statesman, Kolkata India, 23 November 2009 Review of solo exhibition Initial Encounters at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2009: The Myth of Europa, European Alternatives magazine published May 2009 “Glocal Art at the Margins of Empire” by Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay pg 18-19

2007: Art Reviews Boons Café 2007

2007: @NTU issue 66, July 2007, Author Charles Chua

2007: Straits Times, 10 May 2007, Adeline Chia, “Spotlight of Geylangs’ Denizens”

2007: The Straits Times, 4 March 2007 “The Naked Truth about Nudes”

2007: 2007, May 12 Digital Dualism by Joan Kelly and Philip Baldwin Art Reviews Boons Café sian Age 10 June 2012

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Saatchi On Line (on line portal for promotion and sales)

“Samsung Launches Digital Art Gallery in Singapore Masterpieces” BLOUIN ARTINFO

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Summary of Work Experience:

2005: Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Joint appointment with School of Art Design and Media and School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Singapore Duties and Course work: Coordinator Joint Major between the school of Art Design and Media and School of Electrical and Electronis Engineering, 2008 - Present I manage 3 core mandatory courses and 3 electives, 11 part-time faculty and a cohort of students each year of 110-120 I do all of the:

  1. Hiring of part-time faculty
  2. Scheduling courses
  3. Maintaining budgets
  4. Purchasing all consumable materials
  5. Managine any needed purchases of equipment and furniture for classrooms
  6. Managine books and transportation to study fieldtrips
  7. Hiring and scheduling of human models for drawing study
  8. Conduit for all communication between the engineering school and the art school, between academic management and teachers, as well as facility technicians and computer/digital tool technicians

2005-2008 Coordinator Foundation Drawing

Courses Taught:
  1. News Media Lab: Innovating & Exploring New Tools for Digital Media Storytelling- collaboration between art/ communications and engineering
  2. Thinking and Communicating Visually I
  3. Thinking and Communicating Visually II
  4. Foundation Drawing
  5. Figurative Painting I
  6. Foundation Drawing II
  7. Figurative Painting II
  8. Advanced Figurative Painting
  9. Mentoring of final year projects

2004: Teaching Assistant: lithography Prof. Rosalie Appel, Western Connecticut State University

2004: Teaching Assistant: Painting I Marjorie Portnow, Western Connecticut State University

2003-2004: Naugatuck Valley Community College: Connecticut, taught a two-week intensive class Ceramics, mono printing painting and drawing Art Teacher Hudson Valley Montessori School: infant-twelve year olds

1997-2002: I established an art studio for disabled Adults within Keswick Multi-Care Center Baltimore Maryland USA

I founded a studio for disabled adults. develop art practice became a means to reinvigorate creativity in communities of disabled persons. I developed a philosophy recognising that the person whose decisions guides the making of the piece is the author. The work begins with the body, exploring how each unique body impacts materials. When needed we were the artistic tools allowing anyone to participate. Additionally, I teamed up with the homeless shelter, feeding lunch to homeless children in exchange for hours as volunteers working one-on-one with the disabled adults.

Responsibilities: Creating the philosophy for the program Fund Raising Publicity Hired all full-time and sub-contracted artists Initiating all outreach programs and collaborations within the community Organizing all exhibitions of artwork

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Summery of Work Experience: Industry

1994 – 2005 Freelance Artist Independent Contractor, USA Notible Public Commissions: 21 oil paintings of various sizes 31,500 USD Rose Hotel and Restaurant: Maryland, USA. Architect,Frank Grant, oil on canvas 3 Wall Murals in acrylic, 48” x 10”, 24” x 38”, 2” x 30” 35K USD Brooklyn Park Middle School: USA. Architectural firm: Grimm And Parker Murals in twelve rosettes of 30” x 24” 12K USD “The Nine Muses of Arts and Sciences” Belvedere Hotel Baltimore: Maryland, USA. 2001 Series of Fireplace Tiles 10K USD Baltimore, Maryland USA Gould Architect, PA Series of Wall Murals 15K USD , Law Office of Jeffrey Hinze: Baltimore, Maryland USA Wall Mural 5’ x 25’ 25K USD, Montebello Elementary School: Baltimore City Wall Mural in oil 6” x 25” 10K Sons of Italy: Baltimore, USA 1998

2013 Samsung, artistic consultant, testing the stylus for the Samsung Notebook 10.4

2013 Cultural Development consult for government of Anqing China

1995-1997 Educational Outreach Mitchell Gallery: St Johns College, Annopolis Maryland USA

1987-1989 Docent Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York USA European Medieval Department, Cloisters

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Recent Continuing Education:

2019 Oct-Nov Manuscript Review Creative Non-Fiction, Pittsburg Penn. USA

2018 2 Nov30 May 2019 Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program Harvard Medical School 2 weeks on-site training Orvieto Italy 5 Months on-line

2018 7-11 May Center For Refugee Studies, York University Summer Course. Title: Refugees and Forced Migration

2017 Sept 2 day Workshop on the use of the Artec Space Spider Industrial 3D scanner of metrological accuracy

2017 May- July “International Women’s Health and Human Rights by Stanford University on Coursera. Certificate earned on September 17, 2017”. taught by Anne Firth Murray 10 Weeks

2017 Feb-April 30 minute Memoir Writing Scene and Summary 10 week course taught by Joelle Fraser on line at Creative Non-Fiction, Pittsburg Penn. USA

2016 Sept-Nov 30 Minute Memoir Writing Scene and Summary 10 week course taught by Joelle Fraser on line at Creative Non-Fiction, Pittsburg Penn. USA

2016 June July Summer Memoir Writing Scene and Summary 6 week course taught by Joelle Fraser on line at Creative Non-Fiction, Pittsburg Penn. USA