About LEE KELLY                                      

 

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Brief biography

 

1932
Born, McCall, Idaho.

1949-1951
Vanport University, Portland, Oregon.

1951-1955
Air Force, Korean Tour of Duty.

1955-1959    
Portland
Art Museum School, Portland, Oregon.

1967-1971
Instructor of Art, Mt. Angel College, Mt. Angel, Oregon.

1976-1979    
Visiting Professor of Art,
Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

1979         
First visit to
Nepal and India.

1985         
Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship to research traditional bronze casting methods of the Newari people of
Nepal.

1987         
Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts.

1992         
Masters Fellowship in Sculpture, State of
Oregon.

1995         
Visiting artist to
Sapporo, Japan, part of Portland-Sapporo Sister City Program.

2010         
Lee Kelly: A Retrospective
, curated by Bruce Guenther. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

2016
Named 2016 Honored Citizen, Architecture Foundation of Oregon.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections and Commissions (2010 to present):

 2017

Akbar's Elephant (2000). Fox Tower, Portland, Oregon

2016

Study for Large Sculpture #6 (1975). Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, Portland, Oregon.

Untitled (1959). TMT Development, to be sited in building lobby, Portland, Oregon. Purchase.

2013

Angkor I (1994). City of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Purchase.

2012

Celebes. Stainless steel and gold leaf wall sculpture. Vestas Corporate Headquarters, Portland, Oregon. Commission.

Memory 99 (1999). Ford Family Foundation grant for the City of Portland. Purchase.

2011

Moontrap. Stainless steel wall sculpture. Gift of the Rotary Club to the City of Oregon City, Oregon. Commission.

Henry Ford at Delphi (2005). Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Oregon. Purchase.

2010

Sound Garden. Art in Public Places, Bend, Oregon. Purchase.

Selected Exhibitions (2010 to present):

2015

Observatory at Jaipur: Sculpture and works on paper. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

2014

Pavilion: Stainless Steel Sculpture, new paintings and works on paper. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

2012

Atacama: Recent Sculpture. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

PNCA Alumni Juried Exhibition. Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland.

2011

Maquettes and new work. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

The Shape of the Problem. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

2010

Lee Kelly: A Retrospective, curated by Bruce Guenther. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

Chrome: Sculpture 1967-2010. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

 

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