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Greg Antrim Kelly

Greg Antrim Kelly is an artist and curator based in Charlottesville, VA.


518 Ridge St | Charlottesville VA | 22902



Curator | Manager

Studio IX, Charlottesville, VA, 2016 - present

Director | Co-founder

Charlottesville Mural Project, Charlottesville, VA, 2016 - 2017

Production Assistant

Elements Glass, Portland, OR, 2013 - 2015

Executive Director | Co-founder

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA, 2004 - 2013


Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham NC, July/August  2012,‘13,’16


The Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts (LEC), Charlottesville, VA,  2001 - 2005


Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA), St. Louis, MO, Summers 1995 - 2000

Studio Assistant

Colorado State University, Art Department, Ceramics Studio, Fort Collins, CO, 1996 - 1999

Gallery Assistant

Colorado State University, Clara Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, CO, 1995 - 1998

COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAMS  (Representative sample)

The Storyline Project, Charlottesville, VA, 2008 - 2013

Award winning collaborative Public Arts Project partnering local artists and designers with young people (grades 4-6) in the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp program to creatively explore and interpret the places where they live through a public mural on the Charlottesville Free Speech Monument.

Partnering Organizations: Siteworks Studio, The Piedmont Council of The Arts, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Speech, The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

iConnect Youth Photography Program, Charlottesville, VA, 2008 - 2013

A photography and writing workshop for underserved teens. iConnect brings professional photographers and writers together with young artists to teach digital photography, poetry and publishing skills, resulting in a public exhibition of student work and a published book of their photographs and poems.

Westhaven Portrait Project, Charlottesville, VA, 2007 - 2009

A youth arts program for middle and high school students in the low income community of Westhaven. Students created a series of painted portraits of prominent African-Americans (both local and nationally recognized) for the walls of the Westhaven Community Center. The workshop exposed students to the importance of notable African-Americans in national and local history.

The FUN BUS Project, Charlottesville, VA, Summer 2008

A collaborative Public Arts Project partnering local artists and architects with youth in the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Program to creatively transform a commercial school bus for use in transporting summer camp staff and campers.

Partnering Organizations: The University of Virginia School of Architecture, The Piedmont Council of The Arts, The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

The Mother.Father Project, Charlottesville, VA, Summer 2007

A collaborative community arts project and touring exhibition. Charlottesville residents were invited to draw and submit pictures of their mother and/or father for display in a portable gallery – presented at locations throughout Charlottesville in the summer of 2007.

‘We People’, Charlottesville, VA, October 2006

A collaborative multi-media portrait project of the city of Charlottesville. ‘We People’ incorporates recorded interviews, animation and sound in a large scale nomadic sculptural work – displayed throughout the city of Charlottesville. (October 9th-14th 2006).

Partnering Organizations: The University of Virginia Art Museum, The Satellite Ballroom, The Freestyle Collective, Monkeyclaus Recording Studios


Presidential Award of Excellence and Honor Award in the Category of Community Service for The Storyline Project, Virginia Chapter of the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), May 2013


Portland Emerging Arts Leaders (PEAL)

Steering Committee, Portland OR, 2013

Colorado State University Art Museum  

Advisory Board Member, Ft. Collins CO, 2009 - present

*Westhaven Community Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chair, Charlottesville, VA, 2012 - 2013

Advisory Board Member, 2010 - 2013

*Predominantly African-American low-income community in Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR)

Advisory Board Member, Charlottesville, VA, 2008 - 2010


Presenter, Oregon Arts Summit 2013

Portland Emerging Arts Leaders (PEAL) | 'The Book Club'. Pre-Summit Session of The PEAL Book Club. Portland, OR, October 2013

Presenter, New City Arts Forum

“What about the Arts and Social Engagement?”, Charlottesville, VA, April 2012

Presenter, 2012 Virginia Festival of The Book

‘Artists Books and Prints’ Public presentation w/ illustrator Randy Asplund. Virginia Art of the Book Center (VABC), Charlottesville, VA,  March 2012

Panelist, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting

Panelist for ASLA 2011 Annual Meeting; presentation with Maurice Cox, Maggie Guggenheimer, and Peter O’Shea entitled “Reaching Out: Appropriating the Public Realm Through Art and Design Activism.”  San Diego, CA, November 2011

Panelist, Art Entrepreneurs: Advocacy for the Arts Symposium, “Media and the Arts in the 21st Century”, Colorado State University, March 2010

Panelist, Piedmont Council for the Arts: “From Collaboration to Content: Enhancing Community Arts Education Partnerships”, Charlottesville, VA, October 2009

Guest Lecturer, University of Virginia, ARAD 3100, COMM 3600 Seminar, “Principles and Practices of Arts Administration”. Marketing presentation, October 2009

Guest Lecturer, University of Virginia, ARAD 330 Seminar, “The Arts in Community / Community in the Arts”, April 2008

Presenter, ‘Artist Forum’ Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, March 2008


Albert and Shirley Small Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC), Charlottesville, VA

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO, 1999


Virginia Quarterly Review Spring 2009 “The Mask of Sanity: On the Trail of a Serial Killer in Macedonia” Illustrations

Mildred Pierce Volume 1: Issue 2. The Medusa Issue. Cover illustration

CURATED EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS (Representative sample)

An Evening with Wendell Berry, The Bridge PAI in partnership with The University of Virginia’s Brown & Hereford College, December 2009

Tim Davis: Reading Poetry, The Bridge PAI, in conjunction with the exhibition ‘My Life in Politics’, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, September 2009

An evening with filmmaker Kevin Everson, The Bridge PAI, November 2007

‘Writing on Air: Adventures and Misadventures in Radiospace”, An Evening with Gregory Whitehead, The Bridge PAI, April 2010

Anthony Restivo, ‘Far Off and All Aflame’, The Bridge PAI, February 2012

TDR/The Drama Review Summer 2012, Vol. 56, No. 2 (T214), Pages 178-184

Nubar Alexanian, NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian from the film sets of Errol Morris, in conjunction with LOOK3: Festival of The Photograph, The Bridge PAI, June 2009

Andrew Stern, ‘The Appalachian Portfolio’, The Bridge PAI, October 2011

Gary Snyder: ‘Reading Poems’, The Bridge PAI in partnership with The University of Virginia’s Brown & Hereford College, The Bridge PAI, April 2010

David Ellis and Roberto Carlos Lange: ‘Trash Talk’, The Bridge PAI, September 2009

‘Leaf and Signal: International Lo-Fi Arts Publishing’, w/ guest curator Warren Craghead lll, Featured artists: Cafe Royal Books with Craig Atkinson, Little Paper Planes, Opuntia Book with Andre Lemos, Oliver East, Franklin Einspruch, Geof Huth. The Bridge PAI, October 2010

‘Chill Out? Chill Out! I Will Not Chill Out’,  w/ guest curator Colin L. of USAisAMonster, (Featured artists: Dearraindrop, Colin L., C.F., Sara Shapouri, Nick Kuszyk, Hillbilly Werewolf, Moosejaw, Deya Ramsden, Shawn Thorton, John Fritz, Tom Hohmann, Sebastion Paulson, Heather Clark, John Erik Lawson, Meghan Eckman, Thom Klepach), The Bridge PAI, October 2009


Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

BFA, Studio Art | Art History, Magna Cum Laude, May 1999

Santa Chiara School for the Arts, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Course work in Proto-Renaissance Art History, July 1995


  • Proficient in Macintosh systems and programs: OSX

  • Experienced in teaching, program development, project management, fundraising, volunteer coordination and management

  • Experienced in public speaking, interviewing, training, meeting and group facilitation.

  • Omelettes

*Bonus Track ~ A conversation with the artist as a middle-aged man