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​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 the Ocean Beach neighborhood in San Diego, CA with his wife, Roberta, son  Finbar and dog Coda Koda.

Select Shows:

Long Island Children's Museum Pinhole Photo Show 2018

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

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