Millie Kelly

Based London, UK
Millie Kelly

About

The motive behind my current works derive from the notion that art should be accessible to everyone. I noticed such a divide within the contemporary art scene when I moved to London from Devon and I wanted to create works that were visually engaging and exciting to the majority. I want my personality to flourish within the works, I want them to be bold and beautiful and create a dynamic within a room on their own. I am inspired by the world around me; politics, literature and conversation. I often use popular imagery from my childhood in an attempt to connect a memory with the viewer. My paintings do not necessarily portray a particular meaning, but they are an accumulation of thoughts and ideas, harmonised on the canvas to create a visually sound composition. 

 

Education

Wimbledon College of Art

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2019: Subsidiary Projects, Darlings of the Underground, (group exhibition) - London, UK
  • 2018: Artpiq Summerhouse, End of residency vernissage (group exhibition) - Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2017: B.A.E.S Gallery (group exhibition) – Deptford, London, UK
  • 2017: The Oxo Gallery, Clyde and Co Retrospective (group exhibition) - London, UK
  • 2016: Battersea AAF March 2016 - London, UK
  • 2015 - 2016: Winner of the Clyde & Co. Art Award
  • 2015: Hadfield Fine Art Gallery, Cotswolds, UK (group exhibition)
  • 2015: Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, UK (group exhibition)
  • 2015: Clyde&Co - St Botolph Building, London, UK (group exhibition)
  • 2015: Curio Exhibition - Battersea Barge, Battersea, London, UK (group exhibition)
  • 2015: Wimbledon College of Art Degree Show (group exhibition)

Press

  • https://dateagle.art/millie-kelly-interview/
  • https://dateagle.art/millie-kelly-studio-visit/

Credentials

  • Award winner
  • Internationally exhibited
  • Achievements & Goals

    • Winning the 2015-16 Clyde & Co award
    • Succeed in the London Art World
    • Creating work in an environment that inspires others
  • Genre & Style

    • My paintings are purposefully seen as 'kitsch'
    • I want them to be physically engaging
    • Somewhere between figuration and abstraction
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Art should be accessible to everyone
    • Objects, people and conversations around me
    • Colours that have energy and power
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Exhibitions in galleries such as the Oxo Tower
    • Large social media following
    • Sold several paintings
  • Technique & Material

    • Oil paint and canvas

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