Working across disciplines, I conduct research-based projects that take assorted forms, including installations, drawings, writing- and photography-based series. My academic work has been concerned with women's life-writing, literary theory and postcolonial literature. Since 2009, I've focused on projects that investigate the nature-culture dichotomy as well as stories of tourism, travel and exploration. I started an Artist Residency in Motherhood (ARiM) in October 2016, to document my experience of motherhood and explore the research process in this new (for me) context.
Caroline Kelley has a D.Phil. and M.St. in Women's Writing and Gender Studies, Life-writing, from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, and has studied art at the New York Academy of Art (MFA Program), Art Students League of New York, and the School of Visual Arts. She has presented and exhibited work in North America and Europe (including at Galérie les Territoires, Montréal, QC; A.I.R. Bergen-USF Verftet and Studio Bergen, Bergen, NO; the Independent Media Center, Urbana-Champaign, IL and P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY) and has been awarded international residencies at The Arctic Circle, Banff Centre for the Arts, the Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF, and the Santa Fe Art Institute for which she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. More recently, she was awarded a fellowship from the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation in Berlin. She currently lives in the Paris area, France.