Area(s) of ExpertiseCompositing & Digital Animation, Video, Drawing
Jean-Paul Kelly produces video, photo-based work, and drawings that are often constructed using a hybrid vernacular of cinematic reference, home movies, cartoons, digital compositing, and performance. His work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in North America, Japan, and Europe, most recently as part of art-action: rencontres internationales 2006 in Paris, Berlin, and Madrid. Gallery TPW (Toronto) will present a solo exhibition of Kelly's work in the fall of 2008. He received an Ontario Arts Council Media Arts Grant for emerging artists in 2006. Kelly is member of the Pleasure Dome experimental film and video programming collective, and curated "Drawn In From Without" as part of Vtape's Curatorial Incubator project in 2007.
Masters of Visual Studies (M.V.S.), University of Toronto, 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Honors Studio Arts, University of Western Ontario, 2001
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