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KELLEY BRANNON

Brooklyn, New York

phone: 347.984.4514

email: kelleybrannonprojects@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2015   MFA, Goddard College: Creative Writing

2010   BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Studio for Interrelated Media

 

EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES

2016:

Duane St Hotel, New York, New York: Formally Winged smoke drawing

Big Irv’s Big Ass Variety Show at Big Irv’s, Brooklyn, NY: stand up comedy set

Fire Relief Salon Show at Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: first four smoke drawings from new series, The Digital Age (2015)

Big Irv’s Big Ass Variety Show at Big Irv’s, Brooklyn, NY: jazz song performance

Empty Room: An Art Exhibition at Rabbithole, Brooklyn, NY: minimalist solo show featuring Empty Chair (jazz song video, 2016) and the first four smoke drawings from new series, The Digital Age (2015)

 

2015:

Hobo Gerz Holiday Party and Show at QED, Astoria, Queens: stand up comedy set

London House Project, Chicago, IL: Hook, Line, and Bait and Caught in an Industrial Fan smoke drawings

Uncle Irving’s Showcase at Big Irv’s, Brooklyn, NY: reading

The Rectory, studio space in Charlestown, New Hampshire: Six-week Artist Residency

The Bushwick Refugees mocku/documentary film project, collaboration with Brianna Paquette

Wardman Tower, D.C: Measurement, Expanding a Closed Space, and Formally Winged smoke drawings

Uncle Irving’s Showcase at Big Irv’s, Brooklyn, NY: “the play within the film scene” from Empty Spaces screenplay

 

2014:

Uncle Irving’s Showcase at Big Irv’s, Brooklyn, NY: reading

Loews Miami, Miami, FL: Elevation, Separation from Instinct, and Formally Winged smoke drawings

The War on Women mini-zine, Bushwick Open Studios: Everywhere, including Hot 97 and The Bodega Wine Bar

The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: reading

Open Mic, Sidewalk Cafe, New York, NY: reading

New Voices Reading Series, La Casa Azul Bookstore, New York, NY: reading

 

2013:

Qingdao Tai Shan Condo, Qingdao, China: Formally Winged, Meiosis, Elevation, Vagina, and Separation from Instinct  

The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: reading

Sycamore Stories, Sycamore Bar, Brooklyn, NY: reading

 

2012:

48-Hour Film Festival, Market Arcade Theater, Buffalo, NY: In Sequence

InFringement Festival, Allen Street, Buffalo, NY: selected smoke drawings from second series, Unsatisfiable Hunger

Bushwick Open Studios, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: selected smoke drawings from first series, Carbon Footprint

The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: reading

 

2011:    

Solo Show: What Remains, Joe’s the Art of Coffee, New York, NY: collages from series Pieces and smoke drawings from Carbon Footprint

Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper (juried), Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt: Formally Winged smoke drawing

The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: reading

The Rootless: A Play About America: written&directed and casting and stage managing by me. Produced by Love Creek Productions and performed at The Producer’s Club, New York, NY

 

2010:

Land Escape, Godine Gallery at MassArt, Boston, MA: photo, video, installation, collaboration with Erica Russo and Hannah Rosenstein

MassArt Senior Show, Bakalar and Paine Galleries  Boston, MA: Tree Stumps installation 

All School Show/SIM Big Show, Pozen Center at Mass Art, Boston, MA: Bible Pages installation, collaboration with Erica Russo; Like the Old Days abstract documentary video

Neighborhoods: Hyde Square, Sparring Partners Window Gallery, Boston, MA: photo montages

Freshman Orientation Show, North 181 at Mass Art: Demetrius documentary/portrait video

 

2009:

All School Show/SIM Big Show, Pozen Center at Mass Art, Boston, MA: Good Riddance to Confessions performance, collaboration with Erica Russo and Amy Mills

Economic Collapse, Atomic Bean Cafe, Cambridge, MA: photo montages

Economic Collapse, Java Joe’s Coffee and Tea, Jamaica Plain, MA: photo montages

The Color of Challenge, Brant Gallery at Mass College of Art, Boston, MA: Stories of My Friends: Ron abstract documentary video

All School Show/SIM Big Show, Pozen Center at Mass Art, Boston, MA: Stories of My Friends: Ron, abstract documentary video

 

2008:

All School Show/SIM Big Show, Pozen Center, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA: Introspection abstract documentary video

Ghost Like Existence, Java Joe’s Coffee and Tea, Jamaica Plain, MA: alternative processed photographs

Neighborhoods, Boston Public Library West End Branch, Boston, MA: Lg Format Photo Portrait Series

 

2005:

Open Mic, Sacred Grounds Coffee House, San Francisco, CA: reading

 

2004:

Poetry Open Mic, North Beach Cafe, San Francisco, CA: reading

Open Mic, Sacred Grounds Coffee House, San Francisco, CA: reading

Open Mic, Rockin’ Java, San Francisco, CA: reading

 

2003:

Open Mic, Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA: reading

 

COLLECTIONS:

Duane St Hotel, New York, New York: Formally Winged

London House Project, Chicago, IL: Hook, Line, and Bait and Caught in an Industrial Fan smoke drawings

Wardman Tower, Washington DC: MeasurementExpanding a Closed Space, and Formally Winged smoke drawings

Loews Miami, Miami, FL: Elevation, Separation from Instinct, and Formally Winged smoke drawings

Qingdao Tai Shan Condo’s Permanent Collection, Qingdao, China: Formally Winged, Meiosis, Elevation, Vagina, and Separation from Instinct  

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

1/13-5/13     Sycamore Stories, storytelling series, Sycamore Bar, Brooklyn, NY: Founder, Organizer & Host

4/11-6/12     The Bodega Monthly, storytelling series, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: Founder, Organizer & Host

April 2012, 2013, 2014     The Bodega Monthly Anthology: Created; handled submissions, design & layout, and printing

January 2011     The Rootless: A Play About America, Performed at The Producer’s Club, NY, NY: Wrote &Directed; Casted & Managed

April 2009     The Missing Sock ‘zine, Boston, MA: Created; Design & Layout

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Urban Cowperson (collage), Cover for The Pitkin Review, 2014

Marble Machine Gun Hero Mythology: Abridged (poem) and Vagina (smoke drawing), The Bodega Monthly Anthology

 if only everything was this simple (c-print) and Man and Bird (collage), The Pitkin Review, 2013

Omission (poem) and Man and Bird (collage), The Bodega Monthly Anthology, 2013

CARVINGS: Deteriorated (poem) with untitled smoke drawing, The Bodega Monthly Anthology, 2012

 

RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

DeLuna, JoAnn The Bodega Monthly Reading Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary with Anthology Release Bushwick Daily, April 2, 2013: Art&Culture

Whelan, Nora 5 Questions for Sycamore Stories’ Kelley Brannon Ditmas Park Corner, March 29, 2013: Art & Music, Events

Occupy the Highway (various online articles about my involvement in co-organizing the 230 mile march)

Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper Exhibition Catalog

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sept 2012 – Present  Freelance Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker: Indiewalls

Sept 2011 – Present  The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY: Volunteer Bartender&Usher

April 2016                    Tribeca Film Festival: Industry Crew

February 2016             The B Group – Los Angeles Talent Group: Freelance Director

Jan – March 2016       Socially Relevant Film Festival NY: Production&Administration

Oct – Nov 2015            The Rectory, Charlestown, NH: Six-Week Artist in Residence

Nov 12 – 19, 2015        DOC NYC, New York, NY: Press Table 

Aug – Sept 2015          The Joan Jerkovich Show, Telecommuting: Freelance Producer

Dec 2014, 2015             Ink & Block, Holiday Shops, New York, NY: Salesperson

1/2013 – 9/2014  W.W.  Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY: College Design Assistant

January – May 2013               Sycamore Stories, Sycamore Bar, Brooklyn, NY: Founder, Organizer, Host

September – Dec. 2012         W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY: Art Department Intern

September 2012                     Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, NY: Workshop Instructor

June – August 2012                NHS of South Buffalo, Buffalo, NY: Video Production; scripting, shooting, and editing videos for documentary and promotional purpose 

March 2011 – June 2012        The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY: Founder, Organizer and Host

Oct 31, 2010, 2011                   Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, New York, NY: Marshall 

September  2011                    LES Business Project, New York, NY: Freelance Photographer

Aug – Sept. 2011                     Peter Schneider Productions: The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical, New York, NY and Asbury Park, NJAssistant to the Director 

Dec. 2010 – February ’11      Love Creek Productions, Long Island City, NY: Actor, Writer, Director

August ’09 – June 2010        Boston Green Building, Allston, MA: Intern, produced documentary film: The Medford Passive House Project

September ’09 – May ’10     Mass College of Art, Boston, MA: Work Study: Assistant to SIM Studio Manager

January – March ’10              Community Center for Art Partnership, a program within Mass Art dedicated to working with neighborhoods in close proximity to the college: Mentor and Gallery Advisor to high school students

 

RECENT AWARDS/HONORS (okay there hasn’t been anything recent -someone give me an honor so I have something for this section)

Grant from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Student Government Association for production of The Missing Sock ‘zine

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Scholarship

Chester College of New England Scholarship (2006-2007, before transferring to Mass Art)

 

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