LEE KELLY

 
 
 
 
 

BIO

Lee Kelly is one of the most revered artists in the Pacific Northwest, best known for his monumental public sculptures throughout Oregon and the surrounding region. Born in 1932 in McCall, Idaho, Lee Kelly graduated from the Museum Art School at the Portland Art Museum (now known as the Pacific Northwest College of Art, PNCA) in 1959. Kelly’s long and prestigious career and prolific nature have resulted in a significant body of work which can be seen in public and private collections throughout the country, including the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), New Orleans Art Museum (New Orleans, LA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), and the City of Sapporo, Japan. As one of the most recognized artists in the Northwest, his modernist sculptures are a central focus at regional institutions such as Reed College, Marylhurst University, Oregon State University, Catlin Gabel School, the Oregon Health and Sciences University, and the Washington Park Rose Garden. In 2012, one of his most significant works, Memory 99, was installed in Portland’s North Park blocks, at the new home of PNCA. Kelly has been exhibiting at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery since the early 1980s. In 2010, he was the subject of a major career retrospective at the Portland Art Museum.


EXHIBITIONS

Lee Kelly   Atacoma  November 28 - December 29, 2012

Lee Kelly
Atacoma
November 28 - December 29, 2012

Lee Kelly   Maquettes  October 6 - November 19, 2011

Lee Kelly
Maquettes
October 6 - November 19, 2011

Lee Kelly   Observatory at Jaipur  October 1 - 31, 2015

Lee Kelly
Observatory at Jaipur
October 1 - 31, 2015

Lee Kelly   Chrome  November 4 – December 31, 2010

Lee Kelly
Chrome
November 4 – December 31, 2010

Lee Kelly    Pavilion  March 6 - April 26, 2014

Lee Kelly
Pavilion
March 6 - April 26, 2014