From the “press release” for my solo show, empty room: an art exhibition
Kelley Brannon is an artist, writer, and filmmaker originally from rural New Hampshire. She moved to Brooklyn in 2010 after graduating with a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where she studied in the Studio for Interrelated Media program. In 2015, she earned a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College with a concentration in Screenwriting. Her first feature narrative screenplay, Empty Spaces, has been in production for the last year. She has worked in theater, photography, video, writing, and mixed media for nearly two decades. In early 2011, she began creating her one-of-a-kind smoke drawings, a form of visual art, using left over drawing paper from art school and regular stick candles. In 2012, she partnered with Indiewalls NYC and today, her smoke drawings are in public and private collections in cities around the world, including: Qingdao, China; Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, and New York City.