Christian Kelly is an artist who chiefly works in photography where he can explore the limitless possibilities of darkroom chemistry. He is especially devoted to pinhole photography and its lens-less technology, finding inspiration by exploiting its restrictions.
Of course, digital photography is essential. Chris brings his lighting expertise and insights from traditional, even obscure, photography methods to create luminous digital images. He earned his BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, Illinois in 2004.
Chris lives in Brooklyn above the darkroom and art space that he shares with his wife, Roberta, and son, Finbar. Coda Koda is supposed to only visit the studio on family portrait day.
Petit Gallery, NYC, 2015
Artists of San Quentin Prison "Bushwick Open Studios" Armature Art Space, NYC, 2014
Curated "The Love Show" Armature Art Space, NYC 2013
"ARENA" Armature Art Space, NYC 2013
Juried Selection “Krappy Kamera Contest,” Soho Photo Gallery, NYC 2012
Juried Selection for “Small Works,” Soho Photo Gallery, NYC 2012
Selection for “Uncanny: Surreal Photography,” Photo Place Galley, Middlebury, VT 2011
Curated multimedia “Casually Offensive,” Rockstar Bar, NYC, 2009
“Dorian Taj” The Onion 2007
“Richards vs. Morgan Park” Chicago Sporting News 2007
“Open Wound Comedy” Time Out Chicago 2007
“Camero Rouge” Time Out Chicago 2006
Exhibit at Cal’s, “Cal’s Fest” 2005
Alexandria Darkroom Exhibit 2001, 2003, 2004