b. 1986

 

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) M.A. Visual & Critical Studies, M.F.A. Painting & Drawing

Oberlin College (2008) B.A. Majors: Studio Art (Honors), African American Studies/Minor: Environmental Studies

The Oxbow School  (2003)

 

Solo Exhibitions

(2017) How can I not write satire., Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

(2016) Gift Baskets by Occasion, The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL

(2015) Western Pole: Kelly Lloyd, Western & Iowa, Chicago, IL

(2015) Fall Studio 3325 Artist-in-Residence, Grace Church, Chicago IL

(2014) Trunk Show: Kelly Lloyd, Palmer Square Park, Chicago, IL

(2013) Fiction Breeds Compassion, Visual & Critical Studies Project Space, Chicago IL

(2012) Kelly Lloyd: A Retrospective, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

(2008) Syrup of Ipecac, Fisher Gallery, Oberlin, OH

(2007) Crocodile Tears, Wits University Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa

(2003) In Color & Clay, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

CAKE + ART, Beehold Cakes, Lafayette, CO

Painting Not Painting, 'sindikit, Baltimore, MD

Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition, Decker & Meyerhoff Galleries, Baltimore, MD

The Dangerous Professors, Triumph, Chicago, IL

Standards Variance, Public Access, Chicago, IL

Office Hours: It's Just Business, Corner Gallery, Chicago, IL

Proximity to Dead Skin: Kahlon, The Cut Up Series, EMP Collective, Baltimore, MD

2016

New Business, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Habeas Corpus, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Re:Place, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY

Steady State, Carus Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Contempo Casuals, IDEALTY, Chicago, IL

Shared History, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

Art Forms in Flux, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Your Body is a Battleground, Weinberg Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sabina Ott: Who Cares for the Sky?, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2015

I Can’t Breathe, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Dissemination of Blind Light, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

Terrorists in the Library, President’s Gallery, Chicago, IL

Logan Square Arts Festival, Pierre’s Bakery, Chicago, IL

People’s Pamphlets, Printer’s Ball, Chicago, IL

Kelly Lloyd and Alex Bradley Cohen, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

Acerbunundrum, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

Closer Still, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

18th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

MPSTN Edition, Fox River Grove, IL

The Longest Distance Between Two Places, Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

Ground Floor, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Double Cherry, ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL

RETREAT- organized by Theaster Gates, Valerie Carberry Gallery & Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL

Surface Tension, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Trunk Show: Stephanie Barber, Baltimore Alternative Art Fair, Baltimore, MD

BAUDY, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL

2014 MFA Thesis Presentations, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

AFTER PARTY, Leroy Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sexy Can I: 8 failed and successful romances, Third Object (2nd Floor Rear Festival), Chicago, IL

2013

Meandering, Hard Gallery (2nd Floor Rear Festival), Chicago, IL

2012

Post-­‐Baccalaureate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Clothes Line, LAWN* Gallery, Chicago, IL  

2011

Roger’s Grocery, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

 

Performances

"Office Hours Offers Free Consultation ($200 Value)" It's Just Business, Corner, Chicago, IL                                                                    April 2017

"How Am I Not Sophie Calle?" Expanded Art History for Plants, U.I.C. Greenhouse, Chicago, IL                                                                 April 2016

MCA- Live, ACRE TV, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                   April 2016

"Eye Exam: Races, Places and Art's Useful Violence: Extended Edition," Structures of Violence: Engaging the                             April 2016

     Public Imagination: George Mason University Public Sociology Conference, Arlington, VA

"Notes on Facebook and Self Preservation," Wax Long: Health, Archer Beach House, Chicago, IL                                                    February 2016

“Picture Titles,” Terrorists in the Library, President’s Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                            November 2015

“Proposal Papers,” Discipline and Doctrine: U.I.C. Art History Graduate Conference, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL                    October 2015

"Sexy Man Artists," SKETCHBOOK: LIVE TO TAPE ARTIST TELEVISION FESTIVAL, Links Hall, Chicago, IL                         May 2015

"Sexy Man Artists," Desire: A Soapbox Lecture, Kavi Gupta Editions, Chicago, IL                                                                      April 2015

"Hot Dudes Reading," Elementary Reading, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL                                                                      March 2015

"Katie Sokoler- Your Construction Paper Tears Can't Hide Your Yayoi Kusama Grade Neurotic Underbelly,"              October 2014

     3rd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group: The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness Panel, Santa Barbara, CA            

"Sexy Man Artists," Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN                                        October 2014

"4-5 Proposal Papers," Inaugural Graduate Conference: Process: in medias res,                                                                 May 2014

     Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Cambridge, MA  

 

Publications

(Forthcoming) "Katie Sokoler Your Construction Paper Tears Can't Hide Your Yayoi Kusama Neurotic Underbelly," The Retro- Futurism of Cuteness,

      punctum press (October 2017). 

"Hottest Summer on Record in America." Netcapsule (January 2, 2017)

"Application to Nowhere," A Rule By Nobody, Third Object Publication (November 2016). 

"Blacking Out Art History," MCA Blog (October 11, 2016). 

"Comedians Playing Themselves," LIVE TO TAPE, Lt. Paper Issue #3 (May 2015). 

"Cute Camo," Mossy Cloak, Third Object Publication (February 2015) 

 

Residencies

index, Zurich, Switzerland                                                                                                                                                      September 2017 - Present

PACTO                                                                                                                                                                                    September 2017 - Present

Corner, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                                                   April/May 2017

Project 387Gualala, CA                                                                                                                                                                       July/August 2016

Studio 3325, Grace Church, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                         Fall 2015

HATCH Projects, Chicago Artists Coalition                                                                                                                                  2014-2015

Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI                                                                                                                                                                  July 2015

ACRE, Steuben, WI                                                                                                                                                                         July 2015

Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC                                                                                                                                                         June 2014

 

Grants/ Scholarships/Fellowships

The Center Program: Ground Floor Artist Scholarship, Chicago, IL                                                                February 2016- Present

Propeller Fund Grant: HAIR CLUB, ThreeWalls Chicago, IL                                                                                 October 2015- Present

Dean’s Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago                                                                                                       2012-2015

Incentive Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago                                                                                                   2012-2015

Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research: HAIR CLUB, The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center                                    2014-2015

     for Research and Collaboration Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                              

Oberlin Shansi Fellow Madurai, India                                                                                                                                        2009-2011

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow, Oberlin College                                                                                             2006-2008

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Oberlin College/Smithsonian National Museum of African Art                                                        2007-2008

 

Bibliography

Terence Hannum, "Painting Not Painting," Bmore Art (August 14, 2017).

Maura Callahan, "Kahlon's Cut Up Series returns with audio-visual exhibition," Baltimore City Paper (February 1, 2017). 

Elizabeth Lalley, "Fighting Back for Women's Rights: A Review of 'Your body is a battleground' at Weinberg/Newton

    Gallery," Newcity (May 27, 2016). 

Kate Sierzputowski, “’Chicago and Vicinity’ is a semi-comprehensive account of the local art scene,” Chicago Reader (March 15,

     2016).

Amy Haddad, “Review: Kelly Lloyd/ The Sub-Mission,” Newcity (February 10, 2016).

Makenzi Fricker, “Interview with Kelly Lloyd,” THE MISSION (January 2016).

Elliot J. Reichert, “Eye Exam: Freedom From Information,” Newcity (November 2015).

Robin Dluzen, “Alex Bradley Cohen and Kelly Lloyd at Carrie Secrist Gallery,” Art LTD. (September 2015).

HAIR CLUB, “Book of Hair,” June 2015.

Kate Sierzputowski, “Breakout Artists 2015: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers- Kelly Lloyd,” Newcity (April 2015).

Zoya Brumberg, “For a new student research team, hair is not something we should just brush off,” E&D (Spring 2015).

James Pepper-Kelly,  “Ground Floor Exhibition Catalogue,” February 2015.

Matt Morris, “Eye Exam: Races, Places and Art’s Useful Violence,” Newcity (December 2014).

Kerry Cardoza, “Trunk Show plasters artist-created bumper stickers to a gallery on wheels,” Chicago Reader (November 2014).

“What Theaster Gates did last summer,” PHAIDON (September 2014).

Romi Crawford, “Retreat Exhibition Catalogue,” September 2014.

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, “The 312: Theaster Gates curates a ‘Retreat’ for Black artists,” Chicago Sun Times (September 2014).

Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, “Book of Longing,” April 2014.

Suzanne Gold,  Authority // Obeying Solid,” E-merge (Fall 2014).

“Ditto,” F Newsmagazine, Summer 2013.

 

Teaching Resume