Brian Kelley has an MFA in Painting from Indiana University and a BA in Studio Art from the College of William and Mary.  His studio practice focuses on painting, drawing, and printmaking.  He has exhibited at Bowery Gallery (NYC), Blue Mountain Gallery (NYC), First Street Gallery (NYC), Linda Matney Gallery (VA), DCAC Gallery (DC), Pyramid Atlantic (MD), Maryland Hall (MD), Muscarelle Museum of Art (VA), and other venues.  He serves on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Board of the Washington Studio School, as well as teaching studio art at the Washington Studio School, Anne Arundel Community College, and Prince George’s Community College. Brian also has been an infrequent party and radio DJ.  He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.








Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.




Bachelor of Arts, College of William and Mary (Magna Cum Laude), Williamsburg, Virginia.  major:  studio art, emphasis painting.


Selected Exhibitions




28th Annual Juried Competition, juried by Ro Lohin, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York.


 Summer 2019 Juried Exhibition, juried by Eric Aho and Rachel Portesi, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, New York.




Pathways:  An Exhibition of Large Format & Experimental Printmaking, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.




Brian Kelley at WSS, Washington Studio School Gallery, Washington, D. C.


One Year Later, curated by Molly Ruppert, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland.




Sip and Paint Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” curated by Thomas Drymon, DCAC Gallery,   Washington, D. C.


Let’s Keep In Touch, Howard County Arts Council Gallery II, Ellicott City, Maryland.


AACC Printmaking Club Group Show, Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative    Arts, Annapolis, Maryland.




Tower:  Brian Kelley, Manassas Center for the Arts, Manassas, Virginia.


The Memory of Light (Solo), Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia.


24th Annual Juried Competition, Juror:  Stephen Westfall, Bowery Gallery, New York,   New York.


Skeletons:  Exploring Under the Surface, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, Virginia.




2014 National Juried Exhibition, Juror:  Jed Perl, First Street Gallery, New York, New    York.


All-Screened Video Fest, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Riverdale, Maryland.


Tokens and Sentiments Juried Exhibition, Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland.


To Thine Own Self(ie) Be True, HUB-BUB Showroom Gallery, Spartanburg, South    Carolina.


Annex Gallery Exhibit, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia.


Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club, Willow Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland.


Masquerade, Colgan Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus, Manassas, Virginia.




Brian Kelley at the Andrews Gallery, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary,    Williamsburg, Virginia.


Williamsburg Nocturnes (Solo), Prince George Art and Frame, Williamsburg, Virginia.


Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2013, Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton,   Virginia.


Linda Matney Annex Gallery:  Grand Opening Group Show, Linda Matney Gallery,    Williamsburg, Virginia.


Art House on City Square, Linda Matney Gallery at the Stryker Building, Williamsburg,    Virginia.




37 Years of Painting at William and Mary:  An Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Andrews    Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.


19 Ways of Looking at a Painting, Porch Projects, Washington, D.C.




Brian Kelley at the Lee Center, Lee Center, Alexandria, Virginia.


Taking On Tradition:  Six Emerging Virginia Painters and Printmakers, Williams School

Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.


Paint Mix: Five DC/VA Painters, DCAC Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Making Art Work, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.




University of New Hampshire Invitational, University Museum, Durham, New Hampshire.


National Society of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Competition, Gallery North,     Bloomington, Indiana.




National Society of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Competition, Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana.


Selected Speaking Engagements and Performances




Paintings That Movie – Or Painting With Film And Video (Presentation), William and Mary Global Film Festival, Swem Library, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 2, 2019.


The Plastic Age (DJ Performance), Silent Film Showcase, William and Mary Global Film Festival, Kimball Theater, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 3, 2019


Printmaking Workshop, Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C., March 27, 2019.


Art All Night (DJ Performance), Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C., September 14, 2019.




Art All Night (DJ Performance), Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C., September 29, 2018.




Artist Talk, Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 31, 2015.