Artist Resume

BIOGRAPHY

Kelly Slater

Born Pittsburgh, PA on March 6, 1959.  Currently lives and work in Saugus, Massachusetts.

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Kelly Slater is an emerging self-taught artist.  For the past eight years she has worked towards the goal of achieving her own distinct artistic voice through the exploration of saturated color and figurative abstraction in a variety of media–including the painterly monotype; watercolors; and ink and brush paintings.  Figurative abstracts of landscapes and plants—especially trees– are her current focus.

EDUCATION

Studied under: Selma Bromberg, Jim Falck, Sylvia Lopez Chavez, and Linda Hoetink.

EXHIBITS

  • 2019, “Paintings and Prints: A Celebration of Nature,” solo spring sanctuary exhibit at the U.U. Church of Greater Lynn, Swampscott, MA.
  • 2019-2015, “Banter Group Exhibition,” annual group show, Simon’s Coffee Shop, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2018, “Pressing Matters: Open Members Exhibit,” Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE), Lynn Museum, Lynn, MA.
  • 2018, “Small Works Show,” members show, The Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, NH.
  • 2018, “Studies and Sketches,” juried drawing exhibit, Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE), Cambridge, MA.
  • 2018, “First Annual Rumney Marsh Exhibit,” community exhibit at M. E. Graves Center, Saugus, MA.
  • 2018, “12 x 12,” members’ exhibition and silent auction at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.
  • 2018, “Nature: Inside, Out,” four person show at CCAE.  Inaugural exhibit of new small group exhibition program.  Proposed, curated and hung by the four participants.
  • 2018, “East Boston: Past and Present,” juried exhibit, Boston East Art Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2018, “5th National Show,” juried, Monotype Guild of New England, Art Complex, Duxbury, MA.
  • 2018, “Impressions III,” juried print show, Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA.
  • 2018, 2017 & 2016, “Recent Works and Berta Golahny Awards,” juried all media, CCAE.
  • 2018, “Banter Arts Group Exhibition,” Eastern Bank, Brattle Sq., Cambridge, MA.
  • 2017, “Friends” invitational show, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2017, “Yellow,” invitational all media, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2017, “Wet Paint,” juried watercolor exhibition, CCAE, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2017, “Under Pressure,” juried print exhibition, Blacksmith House Printmakers, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2016, “Animal Farm,” invitational show, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2015, “Unique Impressions V,” MGNE members exhibit at Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA.
  • 2014, “Direct, Indirect,” juried print/drawing show, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2014, “On the Edge,” juried show, MGNE, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.
  • 2014, “Abstractions,” juried exhibit, CCAE, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2013, “Mixed Media,” juried show, Lynn Arts, Lynn Museum, Lynn, MA.
  • 2013, “Friends” invitational show at Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2013, “Process: Prints in Progress,” juried show, Blacksmith House Printmakers, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2013, “50-100-150,” juried pop-up show, Riverside Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2012, “Boston Neighborhood Art Exhibit,” Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.
  • 2012, “Allston/Brighton” show, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.
  • 2012, “Creative Couples,” juried exhibit, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.
  • 2012, “Control, Release, Transform,” three-person show at Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA.

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in New York City; the Berkshires; Boston, Brookline, Rockport and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

PRIZES

2016 winner of Berta Golahny Award, Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2019 artist residency at private residence in East Orleans, MA.
  • 2019 improvisational printmaking instructor at CCAE and Carlton Willard Village, Bedford, MA.
  • 2018 gallery talk at Art Complex Museum, in conjunction with 5th annual MGNE exhibit.
  • 2018 improvisational printmaking instructor at Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE)
  • 2018 conceived, organized, and hung first annual Rumney Marsh Exhibit, in conjunction with local conservation group SAVE, at the Marleah Elizabeth Graves Center in Saugus, MA to bring attention to a local endangered ecosystem.
  • 2018 pro bono talks on increasing creativity in daily life at Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock; and at Eastern Bank, Brattle Square, Cambridge.
  • 2018 artist residency at Field Farm, TTOR, Williamstown, MA.
  • 2018 pro bono demo/workshop on trace monotype and frottage at CCAE.
  • 2018 all-ages pro bono workshops on trace monotype at Bascom Lodge and Field Farm.
  • 2017 artist residency at private residence in East Orleans, MA.
  • 2017 artist residency at Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock, Adams, MA.
  • 2017 class on monotype printing without a press, Artist and Craftsman, Saugus, MA.
  • 2016 pro bono demonstration of trace monotype at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Founding member of Cambridge-based artist collaborative “Banter Arts.”  Member of Monotype Guild of New England, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (Gallery WREN), in Bethlehem, NH.