Mary Reid Kelley is an American artist based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Born in Greenville, SC, Kelley’s black and white videos fuse classical drama, modern literature and contemporary pop culture into observations on gender, class, and urban development. They satirize the promise of progress through dense layering of cultural references ranging from southern church socials and women’s magazines to Borges and Baudelaire. Kelley often works in collaboration with her partner, Patrick Kelley.
Kelley is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles, CA and Fredericks & Freiser in New York, NY.