Kelly McKernan

b. 1986

 

Education

2009     •    B.F.A. Fine Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

2008     •    Semester Study Abroad in Montepulciano, Italy

2013      •    Digital Painting Course, The Art Department

____     •    SmART School Mentorship Program with Dan Dos Santos

2016      •    Illustration Master Class

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016     •    Femme Fatale – August 5th // Gallery 1988 East // Los Angeles, California

2015     •    Symbiosis – October 2nd – November 1st // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013     •    Cognitive Dissonance – May 3rd – June 9th // Subtext Gallery // San Diego, California

2010    •   Fight or Flight – April 10th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

•  In The Name Of The Monster, The Robot, And The Bleeding Ghost – Curated by Chogrin  January 13th //  Gallery Nucleus // Alhambra, CA

2017 

•  Archie's Official Art Show February 4th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Heavy Metal Lover  April 1st // Modern Eden Gallery // San Francisco, California

•  5 Year Anniversary Show  April 1st  // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•  The Way We Rust II – March 4th // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•  Stephen King Tribute Show May 5th // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•   Acromatic  August 4th // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•   Flower Child – August 12th // Modern Eden Gallery // San Francisco, California

•   Curiosities October 7th //  Copro Gallery // Santa Monica, Calicornia

•   Into The Woods II – October 21st // Haven Gallery // Northport, New York

•   Crazy 4 Cult 11 –November 17th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

2016  

•   Pixel Hearts – Curated by Chogrin – February 5th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•   Empathic – March 5th // Alexi Era Gallery // Mascoutah, Illinois

•   Alice Through The Looking Glass Official Exhibition – May 20th // Hero Complex Gallery // Los Angeles, California

•   Lord of the Thrones – June 2nd // Spoke Art // San Francisco, California

•   La Lune – June 25th // Haven Gallery // Northport, New York

2015  

•   PRISMA Collective 3rd Annual Group Exhibition – February 7th // Spoke Art // San Francisco, California

•  Is This Thing On? – February 20th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Glass, Cinder & Thorns – March 20th // Inner State Gallery // Detroit, Michigan

•  Postcard Correspondence – March 20th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Imaginary Menagerie – April 3rd // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•  Storybook – April 25th // Modern Eden Gallery // San Francisco, California

•  Idiot Box 2 – May 1st // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Clue – June 26th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  PRISMA Collective Group Show – August 27th // Antler Gallery // Portland, Oregon

•  Guillermo del Toro – September 11th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Art Awakens – November 13th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Crazy 4 Cult – November 20th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Sega / Nintendo – December 11th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•  Wanderlust – December 12th // Modern Eden Gallery // San Francisco, California

2014  

•   PRISMA Collective 2nd Annual Group Exhibition – February 15th // WWA Gallery // Los Angeles, California

•   In Dreams – First Annual David Lynch Tribute Show – March 8th // Spoke Art // San Francisco, California

•   Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show – April // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•   The Subtle Art of Pop Culture – 10 Year Anniversary Show – April 4th // Gallery 1988: West // Los Angeles, California

•   Last Breath of Summer – PRISMA Collective show- July 18th // Subtext Gallery // San Diego, California

•   Joss Whedon x Gallery 1988 – September 5th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•   The Coaster Show – September 5th // La Luz de Jesus // Los Angeles, California

•    Fairy Tales Show – December 12th // Arch Enemy Arts // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•   Crazy 4 Cult 8 – December 12th // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

2013  

•   Young Adult – February 1st // Gallery 1988 // Los Angeles, California

•   The Animal in Me – PRISMA Collective –  February 15th // Subtext Gallery // San Diego, California

•   A Saga In The Stars: A Tribute To A Galaxy Far, Far Away – May 4th // Gallery Nucleus // Los Angeles, California

•  Trajectory: Current Work from 6 KSU Alumni – August 16th // The Griffin Gallery at Kennesaw State University // Kennesaw, GA

•  Curiosities – August 17th // Modern Eden // San Francisco, California

•   Lil Bub Tribute Show – September 7th // Spoke Art // San Francisco, California

•   You and I and The Worlds Between Us – September 14th // A PRISMA Collaboration Show // Distinction Gallery // Escondido, California

•   Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Tribute Show – November 1st // Meltdown Comics // Los Angeles, California

•   Crazy 4 Cult 7 – December 13th // Gallery 1988 // NYC, New York

2012

•  Second Sight – Prisma Artist Collective Mini Show – December 6th // Trifecta Gallery // Las Vegas, Nevada

•   Get The Lead Out IV – November 10th // Artery Gallery – The Lab // Costa Mesa, California

•   Glass, Cinder, and Thorns II – November 10th // 323 East Gallery // Detroit, Michigan

•   Hell Hath No Fury – September 8th // Rothick Art Haus // Anaheim, California

•   Blood – Mini Prisma Collective Show – August 18th // WWA Gallery // Culver City, California

•   Launch Sacramento – July 28th // Sacramento, California

•   Linearity – Curated by Kelly McKernan – June 9th // MINT Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Create, Destroy, Rebuild – June 2nd // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Another Green World – February 4th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   What’s Not To Love? – February 4th // Young Blood Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

2011  

•   Multiversal – December 1-4 // Art Basel Miami // Miami, Florida

•   Neighborhood – December 4th // Young Blood Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Alchemy – December 4th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Little Things Mean A Lot – November 17th // Swan Coach House Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Off The Wall Pin-Up Show – November 17th // Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia // Atlanta, Georgia

•  Willful Wiles – Duo Show with Marcy Starz – July 9th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•  Year of the Rabbit – January 8th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

2010  

•   Solid Gold – Cheap Paper Collective – May 22nd // MINT Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Art Papers Auction – February 6th // Mason Murer Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Not You – Curated by Travis Smith – January 16th // MINT Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   A Cry For Help – January 8th // Thinkspace Gallery // Los Angeles, California

2009  

•   Bite-Sized – December 4th // Beep Beep Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Seasons – December 5th // Young Blood Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Feminality – November 21st // The Hive  Gallery // Los Angeles, California

•   Axiom: Baby Proof – With the Cheap Paper Collective – November 21st // Old Fourth Ward // Atlanta, Georgia

•   MIXT – August 22nd // MINT Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Big Tuna – A David Lynch Tribute Show – July 10th // Alcove Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Outlines and Outliers – Three Person Show – June 13th // MINT Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Senior Exhibition – May 7th // Kennesaw State University Sturgis Gallery // Kennesaw, Georgia

•   SK8 or DIE IV – May 2nd // Young Blood Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   The Quantum Exhibition – May 1st // Definition Gallery // Baltimore, Maryland

•   Curvy 6 Launch – April 2nd // Mori Gallery // Sydney, Australia

•   Adorn – Curated by Jenny Young – April 1st // Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Test Run – March 13th // Kibbee Gallery // Atlanta, Georgia

•   Three Person Show – curated by Beep Beep Gallery – February 6th // Aurora Coffee L5P // Atlanta, Georgia

 

Publications

2013   •   Semi-Permanent

2012   •   Curvy 8

   •   Semi-Permanent

2010   •   Curvy 6

2009   •   Curvy 5

 

Commissioned Illustration

2013   •   Elisa Lovelie Album Art // Three illustrations for front, inside, and back of album

2011   •   Warbie by Debbie Rankin // Children’s Book Illustrations & Book Design

   •   Kent Wilson’s Mytho’s Project // Single illustration

2010   •   The Squirrel Who Almost Stole Halloween by Debbie Rankin // Children’s Book Illustrations & Book Design

    •   Douglas Whatley of the Whatleys Album Art // Six illustrations for Album Art booklet

2009   •   Butch the Blue Jay by Debbie Rankin // Children’s Book Illustrations & Book Design

 

Awards, Scholarships, and Honors

2017    •  Kevin Workman Foundation's 2017 Sponsored Artist

2014    •  Grumbacher Featured Artist

2013    •  ImagineFX’s “Rising Stars” competition Honorable Mention

            •  DeviantART & The Art Department “Train Your Brain” Contest 3rd Place Winner in Illustration Category

2012    •  Make the Cut Contest Winner // Modcloth.com

2010   •   Nominated for Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award

2008  •  Purchase Award – College Juried Exhibit // The Art Place // Marietta, Georgia

           •  Visual Arts Study Abroad Scholarship // Kennesaw State University

2007  •  James P. Smith Memorial Scholarship // Kennesaw State University

           •   1st Place in Photography –  Student Juried Exhibit // Kennesaw State University

2004  •   Finalist for Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

 

Affiliations

2011 – Current

 •   Member of the PRISMA Artist Collective

2009 – 2010

•   Member of the Cheap Paper Collective

 

Other Experience

2011   •   Assistant on Sol Lewitt Wall Painting installation // Nashville, Tennessee

2009 •  Art Instructor // Color Wheel Summer Arts Camp // Decatur, Georgia

2008 •   Art Instructor // The Art Place Summer Arts Camp // Marietta, Georgia