My practice is multidisciplinary. It spans a range of visual media, artefacts and found objects as well as literary and historical texts. These come together in projects, series and installations that experiment with juxtaposition and form. I’m especially interested in the subject of nature in literature and the visual arts, studies of travel narratives, and women’s life-writing, self-portaiture.
Caroline Kelley has presented and exhibited work internationally (including at the Today Art Museum, Beijing, CHN; Galerie Saint Simon, Versailles, FR; Cambridge Artworks & Artspace, Cambridge, UK; Galerie les Territoires, Montreal, QC; One Paved Court Gallery, Without Appeal and the Westminster Reference Library, London, UK; A.I.R. Bergen-USF Verftet and Studio Bergen, Bergen, NO; Sea and Space, Los Angeles, CA; the Independent Media Center, Urbana-Champaign, IL; and P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY, USA) and has participated in 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. Caroline recently published a monograph with Peter Lang Oxford entitled Women Writing War: The Life-writing of the Algerian moudjahidate as part of the series, Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing, edited by Gill Rye, Professor Emeritus at the IMLR, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK. From 2013 to 2014 she was a Fellow in Multi-Disciplinary Research at the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation (APRAF) in Berlin, DE. She 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) and the Art Students League of New York. She lives with her husband and son in the Paris metropolitan area, France.
For links to academic papers see here.