Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Education: BFA at University of Florida
Kelie grew up in Clearwater, Florida close to the beach. Kelie went to college at the University of Florida, and began making videos and sculptures. She joined a circus and ran off with them. They were called Cloud Seeding Circus of the Performative Object. Kelie then ran away to Germany to lead bike tours one summer and her travels took Kelie to New York. Kelie’s house burned down on Super Bowl Sunday of 2004, the same night she decided to start a gallery with this guy named Sto. Ten plus years, Cinders is still going, now as a non-profit organization. Kelie makes music and art in the bi-coastal band, Light Hits. She has exhibited internationally, painted several large scale murals and has work in the permanent collection of MOMA, the New York Public Library, RISD, Yale University, St. Johns University and other prestigious institutions. The NYPD ran her over on her bike and broke her back and pelvis, but Kelie is fine now and likes to go on walks outside and plan her career as a manatee camp counselor one day…Certificate of authenticity available upon request.