| Biography | Artist Statement | Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Ross C. Kelly


Education
2014 -
2016
Master of Applied Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2008 -
2010
Postgraduate Diploma in Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2003 -
2004
Diploma in Professional Photography, Focal Point School of Photography, Vancouver, BC
2002 -
2004
Diploma in Photography, New York Institute of Photography, New York
1994 -
1996
BA (Hons) Behavioral Science, American College Dublin
1992 -
1994
London Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2015
Hiding in Plain Sight, Capture Photography Festival, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd, Vancouver, BC
2013
Across the Land and the Water, Gallery 295, Vancouver, BC
2012
Everything Conceals Something Else, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd, Vancouver, BC
2011
To Either Side of What is Seen, Pendulum Gallery, HSBC Building, Vancouver, BC
2009
Alma Mater Society Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2007
Past Rays, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions
2018
Transference, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2017
Kaleidoscope, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2016
Summer Group Exhibition, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd, Vancouver, BC

7, Emily Carr University MFA Graduation Show, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015
Now and Then, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Art Beatus, Hong Kong
2014
Mapmaker Manifesto, Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Marco Polo Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013, Art Beatus Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
Art Taipei, Art Beatus Hong Kong, Taipei, Taiwan

Asia Contemporary Art Show, Art Beatus Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Swarm Festival, Open Studio, The Remington Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Urban Flaneur, CityScape Gallery, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC
2011
CreativeEx, CREATIVEMIX ideation conference, The Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC

Swarm Festival, Open Studio, The Remington Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007
Shiodome Art Village, Shiodome Shiosite, Tokyo
2006
Geisai #10, Tokyo Big Site, Odaiba, Tokyo

Shiodome Art Village, Shiodome Shiosite, Tokyo

Design Festa, Tokyo Big Site, Odaiba, Tokyo

Spiral SICF, Independent Creators Festival, Spiral Building, Omotesando, Tokyo
2005
Visions of Utopia, The Changing Room Gallery, Walthamstow, London

Central Bank of Ireland Exhibition, Dame St, Dublin

The Urban Condition, Public Projection, Temple Bar Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2004
Blue Leaf Gallery, Pembroke Lane, Dublin
2003
The Traveling Eye, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Architectural Group Show, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Artist Residencies
2013
Artist in Residence, N&G Global Exchange Center, Beijing, China
2012
Artist in Residence, School of Visual Arts, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Public Art Projects

2012
The I:I Scale Map of the World, Stanley Park Seawall, in association with the Parks and Recreation, Vancouver, BC

The I:I Scale Map of the World, Riverfront Trail, in association with the City of Winsor, Winsor, Ontario

Publications
Ross Kelly, 49 15 60 123 09 10 (www.blurb.com, October 2011)
Ross Kelly, The Quasi-Political Pocket World Atlas (www.blurb.com, September 2011)
Ross Kelly, to either side of what is seen (www.blurb.com, September 2011)

Awards
2006
Winner, Pentax Award for Photography at Tokyo Gesai #10, awarded by Marketing Dir. Pentax Inc.

Runner Up, Photography Book Category, 27th Shinpoosha Japanese National Publishing Award
2004
Runner Up, London Photographic Awards

Artist Statement


My practice is concerned with how the idea of location often requires the interpretation of coordinates that are exterior to ourselves, how those coordinates shift, disappear and reappear, constantly, how defining who we are, where we are and what our culture means is often possible only through positioning ourselves relative to other things and how and why this has never been more true than it is today.

The communication and information revolution mean that we are aware of, and engaged with the outside world in ways that were not previously possible.  While we also have the capability to project ourselves outwards into that world from virtually anywhere.  Our location is multiple, as must be our understanding of the world that surrounds us.

In much of my work I use photomontage to overtly inject different moments, conditions, and events into a static vista, recording a scene that is physically realistic but which tries to reveal the complex and multi layered reality that permeates the image, in a way that single shot photography or video fails to do.  More recent works involve re-evaluating the lines and contours used in mapping to explore and perhaps better explain how contemporary societies interact.  This work includes ink and paper drawings and large scale public art projects. 



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