Mary Kelly

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1940s

1941

Mary Kelly is born in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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1960s

1960s 1963

Mary Kelly studies fine art at the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minnesota.

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1970s

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1990s

1992

Mary Kelly, Untitled, 1992. Graphite on paper; 42 × 34 in. (106.6 × 86.4 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, anonymous gift, 1997.113
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

1996

Mary Kelly begins teaching in the School of Art and Architecture at UCLA, where Rodney McMillian and Catherine Opie are also teaching.

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2000s

2007

Judy Chicago, Mary Kelly, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Senga Nengudi, Miriam Schapiro, and June Wayne are included in the traveling exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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2010s

2017

Mary Kelly joins the faculty of University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where Kori Newkirk is a visiting assistant professor.

Photo of God’s Oasis in The Ann Arbor News, Wednesday, June 23, 1976. Pictured from left: Marju Nemvaltz, Rick Greenvald, and Jim Shaw on the porch; David Owen and Mike Kelley on lawn
Photo: Larry E. Wright. Image courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library

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