Robert Kelly is a visual artist who works in printmaking, painting, drawing, photography and video. His imagery while rooted in landscape is most often a distillation of such references and is more often located in the elusive space between experience, memory and imagination. His work alludes to a liminal space, a space between, rather than depicting a representational space. Kelly is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, The National College of Art and Design and Post Graduate studies in Trinity College, Dublin. He has exhibited in many solo exhibitions, his most recent being Expanding Spaces in Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin (2016) and Interconnectedness – Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (2014). Selected group exhibitions include: Legacy -National Print Exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo (2016); Establish Change – Basement Gallery An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk (2015); U Turn -The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll (2015); Mini Print International Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor (2016 and 2014); Hot off the Press – Gormley’s Gallery, Lisburn Road, Belfast curated by Stuart Cannell (2014). His work is held in public collections by Louth County Council, County Monaghan VEC and in corporate and private collections in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany and the USA.
Robert is a member of Black Church Print Studio Dublin, Creative Spark Print Studio, Dundalk, Louth Craftmark Designers Network and a Professional member of Visual Artists Ireland. He undertook a Cill Rialaig Residency Award in Ballinskelligs in September 2015