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Kelly Lloyd

Kelly Lloyd is reading for a DPhil in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and Wadham College, University of Oxford.

Kelly Lloyd is a transdisciplinary artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production, and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. She is currently a member of 12ø Collective, and co-founder of the continuing collaborative projects HAIR CLUB, the Art Workers Group, and Living Within the Play. Her DPhil research will explore representations of artistic labour in 20th and 21st Century film and television.  

Lloyd holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Studio Art and Africana Studies from Oberlin College. She has previously held fellowships through the Starr Foundation, Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; published writing with punctum press, Third Object Publication, Green Lantern Press, and Palgrave Macmillan; and attended artist residencies at the Ox-bow School of Art, Kulturkontakt Austria, and Aarhus Center for Visual Art. Recent exhibitions include the Royal Academy Schools (London), Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn), Fluc (Vienna), the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago), and Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago).  


“Exceptional Promise”, Dirty House Gallery, London, U.K., 2019, Art Licks Weekend & Terrain Biennial
/ Hannah Farrell