Isabel Catherine Kelley

ICK Fine Art

EDUCATION

2009-2013

  BFA Sculpture, Minor in Art History, Maine College of Art (MECA), Portland, ME, USA

 

PUBLIC ART

2019

“The Spirit I Crave” Temporary installation on the Boothbay Sculpture Trail, Boothbay, ME, USA

“R.I.P” Permanent installation at the Highland Memorial Cemetery, South Portland, ME, USA

2018

“Eye of the Birch” Temporary installation in downtown Gardiner, ME from May through October. Art in the Park grant recipient.

“Eye of the Birch” Temporary installation at the UNE Art Gallery on College St., Portland, ME, USA

2017

 “The Site of Reservations” Permanently installed at the Andre’s Institute of Art in Brookline, NH, USA

“Reservations” On view at the Newagen Inn, Boothbay, ME, USA

2015

"Eye Of the Birch" On view at Viles Arboretum's sculpture trail in Augusta, ME, USA

2011

Portland Inside/Out (Aug.- Dec. 2011)

Large scale sound and photo community installation in Portland, ME, USA

Partners with TEDxDirigo, Portland Community, City Hall, VIA, Portland Color, No Umbrella Media, and more. Collaborated and personally designed/installed installation sites. Developed relationships with community and partners.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Boothbay Region Land Trust Points of View Art Auction, Boothbay, ME, USA

2018

Local Muscle Pop-up Gallery, September First Friday Art Walk, Portland, ME, USA

2018

UNE Sculpture Garden (May-October) UNE Art Gallery, Portland, ME, USA

2013

Garden Auction (July) Steuben, ME, USA

Boomerang (May) Maine College of Art Portland, ME, USA

2012

MENSK Rooftop Film Series #3, Portland, ME, USA

Elements, 49 Oak St., Portland, ME, USA

2011

Nothing Major (February - March) Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA

Merit Show (March - April) Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021

Hallowell Granite Symposium, Stevens Common, Hallowell, ME, USA (Sept. 10-20)

2019

Boothbay Sculpture Symposium, Boothbay Common, Boothbay, ME, USA (July 25-August 7)

2017

Andre’s Institute of Art International Sculpture Symposium, Andre’s Institute of Art in Brookline, NH, USA (Sept. 16-Oct. 7)

Maine Coast Stone Symposium Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME, USA (Aug. 10-21)

2016

Professional member of the Maine Stoneworkers Guild (2016-current)

Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium (September 30-October 10) Augusta, ME, USA

Alumni Bronze Pour (April) Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA

2015

Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium (September 25-October 5) Augusta, ME, USA

2014

Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium (September 11-21) Augusta, ME, USA

2012

Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, Orono, ME, USA (July - August)

Employer Jesse Salisbury, Art Director

Assisting in design, general shaping, polishing, maintaining tools, and involvement with the public.

Portland Inside/Out Film Screening & Exhibition (January-February)

Employer - TEDxDirigo, Adam Burke & Christina Bechstein

Planned and implemented a community celebration, the film screening of Portland Inside/Out and an exhibition for Public Art project Portland Inside/Out. Gathered community sound, photos, film, and process documentation. Engaged the community in the accomplishments of the Portland Inside/Out Public Art project.

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2019

Leased and provided an affordable artist run studio space, allotting 24/7 access to space and tools for up to 6 artists at minimum. Our space was located at 82 Parris Street, Portland, ME. Artists ranged over the years in many mediums including but not limited to; sculpture, painting, woodworking, furniture design, and installation art. Maintained a clean and safe space, provided personal woodworking, painting, and sculptural tools and equipment.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2018

“Art in the Park” Grant, Gardiner, ME, USA

2011, 2012, 2013

State of Maine Grant Program

MECA Merit Scholarship

MECA Grant

2011

TedxDirigo Conference Scholarship

2009, 2010

MECA Merit Scholarship

MECA Grant

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Windham, Maine, United States

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