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Desiree Kelly

Detroit, Michigan
Desiree, Detroit based artist, was introduced to Oil Painting while studying Graphic Design and Drawing at Wayne State University. She is represented by several galleries in the Detroit and Chicago area. Her work has been featured October of 2013 for a group exhibition at Charles H Wright Museum of African American Art and was selected as a sponsored resident in the Red Bull House of Art (listen to the interview). She has also has her painting featured in an International group exhibition "The Story of the Creative" in NYC.

In 2014, she began to extend her paintings from canvas to mural work on varies surfaces. Teamed up with Detroit Bus Comapny and Converse, she was brought on board to created mural pieces to cover school buses apart of the #sneakerclash international campaign. Shortly after, worked with Grand River Creative Corridor (read the interview) for a 42 ft mural of her most recognized subject "Abe in Shades"

Previsouly held the position as Production Manager - Senior Graphic Designer as well as contributing Illustrator for alternative newspaper Detroit MetroTimes. Receiving an AAN Award - Best Cover illustration (in circulation of 50,000 or more) in 2013 and SPJ nomination for her covers in 2014.

Kelly was also recognized as a Chicago:Raw Artist in 2012 (watch the interview). Leading to her work & interviews being featured in German film (www.fwu.de) about the rise of the Art Scene in populated cities. Her work is featured in the Permanent Collections as well as Private Collections.
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About Desiree Kelly

Desiree, Detroit based artist, was introduced to Oil Painting while studying Graphic Design and Drawing at Wayne State University. She is represented by several galleries in the Detroit and Chicago area. Her work has been featured October of 2013 for a group exhibition at Charles H Wright Museum of African American Art and was selected as a sponsored resident in the Red Bull House of Art (listen to the interview). She has also has her painting featured in an International group exhibition "The Story of the Creative" in NYC.

In 2014, she began to extend her paintings from canvas to mural work on varies surfaces. Teamed up with Detroit Bus Comapny and Converse, she was brought on board to created mural pieces to cover school buses apart of the #sneakerclash international campaign. Shortly after, worked with Grand River Creative Corridor (read the interview) for a 42 ft mural of her most recognized subject "Abe in Shades"

Previsouly held the position as Production Manager - Senior Graphic Designer as well as contributing Illustrator for alternative newspaper Detroit MetroTimes. Receiving an AAN Award - Best Cover illustration (in circulation of 50,000 or more) in 2013 and SPJ nomination for her covers in 2014.

Kelly was also recognized as a Chicago:Raw Artist in 2012 (watch the interview). Leading to her work & interviews being featured in German film (www.fwu.de) about the rise of the Art Scene in populated cities. Her work is featured in the Permanent Collections as well as Private Collections.
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