Working across multiple disciplines, I conduct research-based projects that take the form of installations, drawings and photography-based series. The aim of this practice is to create work that combines two or more epistemologies into one activity to « make it new », as Ezra Pound declared. Coming from a background in the visual arts and the humanities, I'm interested in crossing boundaries so that new connections might be made. Post-structural and feminist theories on métissage, nomadism and intertextuality are especially influential to my approach. Since 2009, I've focused on projects that investigate the nature-culture dichotomy and 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 process of "making" in this new (for me) context.
Caroline Kelley has a D.Phil. and M.St. 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 in North America and Europe and has been awarded international residencies at the 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. A dual citizen of Canada and the USA she currently lives in the Paris area of France with her husband and son.