About Jeff Kellar

Jeff Kellar - Lines Cross (orange) Education
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BA in English/Filmmaking
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Studies
Fleisher Memorial Art Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine, Sept. 2010
The Leap Show, Richard Levy Gallery; Albuquerque, New Mexico, February - April 2008
Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine, August 2008
George Marshall Store Gallery; York, Maine, 2007
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME; June 2006
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME; April 2004
Color Space, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2003
Barrier/Space, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2002
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME 2002
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME 2000
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA, Dec.3 - Jan. 29 1999
Between The Muse, Rockland, ME, July 1998
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA, Aug.- Sept. 15 1997
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME, June 1997
Dean Velentgas Gallery, Portland, ME; July 1996
University of Maine/Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington, ME, Retrospective; Sept. 1994
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, November 1991
Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME, May 1990

Selected Museum Exhibitions, Group Shows
Planes of Abstraction; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME Oct.- Dec. 2009
The Sketchbook Show; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME Oct.- Nov. 2008
Farnsworth Museum of Art 60th Anniversary: 12 Artists in the Collection Select 12 Emerging Artists, June 2008
New Acquisitions, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, January- February 2008
CMCA Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport Maine, August 2008
Maine Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine April 2007
Jeff Kellar/Frederick Lynch; Merrimack College Art Gallery, Andover, MA; January 2006
Sculpture & Related Work: Jeff Kellar/Lynn Duryea; Atrium Gallery, Univ. of Me Lewiston-Auburn: June 2004
Maine Biennial; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, Maine; June 2004
Sublime Geometries; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, Maine; October 2004
Painting By Design, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, December 2003
EnVision, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME 2003
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME 2002
Abstraction in Maine, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME 2002
Haystack: Pivotal Transformations, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME 2001
Maine Grid- Visual Counterpoint, Maine Coast Artists, 1998
The Unbroken Line, 1897-1997; Museum of American Art, Phila., PA; Sept.-Nov. 1997
Twentieth Century Sculpture, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Jan.- April 1996
Eighth Triennial Exhibition, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Sept.- Jan. 1996
Perspectives: A Sense of Place, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, April-June 1995
Function to Form, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, Jan.- Feb. 2- person show 1995
Art That Works, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, Aug. - Oct.; twelve museum tour, 1990 - 93
Lighting the Landscape: Artists’ Use of Light, Portland Museum of Art, Outreach Exhibition 1991
Downtown/Downeast, Maine Coast Artists, Rockland, ME 1990
Reflections of the Built Environment, Port. Museum of Art 1990
Interstices, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME 1989
10, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME 1988
Artists Designed Furniture, Norton Gallery of Art, FL 1986
Maine Artists Invitational, Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 1982

Selected Gallery Exhibitions, Group Shows
Richard Levy Gallery; Pulse New York; Pulse Miami 2009
Tilted Balance; Collector’s Contemporary Gallery, Singapore, July- September 2008
Richard Levy Gallery; LA Art Show, Los Angeles CA January; Pulse New York March 2008
Variety in Media; Montgomery College, Sarah Silberman Gallery; Rockville, MD; March 2008
The Eclectic Eye of Rose Marie Frick; Aucocisco Gallery; Portland, Maine April 2008
Richard Levy Gallery; Pulse London; Pulse New York; ArtMiami 2007
Richard Levy Gallery; Pulse New York; Pulse Miami; ArtLA, Los Angeles CA 2006
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME, February 2006
Richard Levy Gallery; 13; Albuquerque, NM; November – January 2005
Richard Levy Gallery; AAF, NYC; Pulse Miami Florida; 2005
Icon Contemporary Art; Brunswick, ME; Drawing Show; March 2004
Gallery Joe, San Francisco International Art Exposition SF5, San Francisco, CA 2003
Richard Levy Gallery; Art Chicago; May 2003
Icon Contemporary Art; Brunswick, ME; Drawing Show; May 2003
Richard Levy Gallery; Current; Albuquerque, NM; June- July 2003
Taking Stock; Gallery Joe; Phila., PA; summer 2001
Abstractions: 22 Visions; Maine Art gallery; Rose Marie Frick, curator; July 2001
Icon Contemporary Art; Brunswick, ME; July, Aug 2001
Fellowship X Ten; Blaine House; Augusta, ME; June – Oct 1999
Woodwork; Gallery Joe; Phila., PA; June-July 1997
Small Scale Sculpture; Gallery Joe; Philadelphia, PA; Aug – Sept 1996

Selected Awards
Purchase Prize, Maine Biennial Portland Museum of Art, Portland Maine 2007
Good Idea Grant: Digital Printmaking, Maine Arts Commission State of Maine 2005
Museum of American Art, Penna. Academy of Fine Art, Fellowship Purchase Award, The Unbroken Line 2005
Individual Artist Fellowship State of Maine 1996
Daphne Award, industry design award 1981
Kenyon Film Festival, Kenyon College, Ohio 1971

Selected Reviews
Greenleaf, Ken; Off on a Tangent; review; Portland Phoenix; Sept. 19, 2008
Isaacson, Phillip, Maine Sunday Telegram; review; Sept. 28, 2008
Armitage, Diane, “Jeff Kellar and Anna Hepler: The Leap Show,” THE Magazine, May 2008
Adams, Jessica. “Pair of Artists explore form, space,” Local IQ, March 2008
“Richard Levy Gallery,” Albuquerque Arts, April 2008
Ian Paige; Contemplating Relationships; Portland Phoenix; April 11 2007
Art and Nature; Me Arts Commission Magazine; Maine Dept. Of Conservation public art project; Winter 2006
Phillip Issaccson, Maine Sunday Telegram, Icon Review, June 2004; April 2002
Dan R. Talley, Sculpture Magazine, Galley Joe Review, June, Vol. 22 No. 5
Jon Binzen, “Jeff Kellar”, American Craft, Aug.-Sept., 2002
Roberta Fallon, Phila. Citysearch, “Time and Space”, Gallery Joe, Valerie Cann, Maine Sunday Telegram, Icon Review, 2000
Gold, Donna, Review of Maine Grid, Maine Times, Nov. 12, 1998
Sozanski, Edward J., Jeff Kellar/ Sculpture, Phila. Inquirer, Sept..7, 1997
Brown, Gerard, “Special Effects: Jeff Kellar’s Wall Pieces”, Philadelphia Weekly, Aug. 20, 1997
Isaacson, Phillip, Jeff Kellar: Sculpture, ME Sunday Tel., June 29, 1997
Parrot, Jeff, The Eighth Triennial Exhibition, Arts/Media, Dec. 1996
Sherman, Mary, Triennial, Boston Sunday Herald, Oct.1, 1996
Sozanski, Edward J., Small Scale, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug.30, 1996
Robin, Rice, I Dream of Geons, Philadelphia City Paper, Aug.16, 1996
Greenleaf, Ken, Maine Sunday Telegram, February 5, 1995
Isaacson, Phillip, Maine Sunday Telegram, June 18, 1995
Jacks, Shirley, Art New England, July / August, 1990
Miller, Sherry, Ten, Portland Museum of Art, Art N. England, June, 1988

Books & Catalogs
2007 Biennial, exhibition catalog, Portland Museum of Art
Panels and Boxes; Jeff Kellar 2005;
Colorspace; September; Richard Levy Gallery; essay by Dan Talley, 2003
Barrier/Space, October, essay by V. Scott Dimond, 2002
The Unbroken Line 1897-1997, Centennial Exhibition; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Fellowship Exhibition; exhibition catalog; Museum of American Art, Phila. PA 1997
Perspectives: A Sense of Place, exhibition catalog, Portland Museum of Art 1995
Portland Museum of Art Bulletin, November, essay by Martha Severens, Curator, 1990
Maine Art Now, Edgar Allen Beem, Dog Ear Press
Art That Works, cat. Univ. of Wash. Press, Lloyd Herman
Interstices, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine 1989
10, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine 1988

Professional Activities and Teaching
Instructor and Sculptor in Residence, spring semester 2007, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth Maine
Visiting Artist, Lecturer, University of Maine at Farmington, 1995
Instructor, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine 1987,1995,1997; New Works Fellow 2006
Artist in Residence, Instructor, spring semester 1988, University of Southern Maine Sculpture Department
Appointment to the Maine Arts Commission Advisory Panel, Visual Arts 1988-1990
Appointment to the Maine Aspirations Compact, Governor’s Advisory Board 1988

Public Collections & Commissions
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, permanent collection
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, Maine, permanent collection
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Fellowship; Philadelphia, PA
Microsoft Collection, curator: Michael Klein, Seattle, Washington
University of Maine, Farmington; outdoor sculpture, Square on a Sphere
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine; John Mitchell Engineering, Science and Technology Center
Maine Department of Conservation Harlow Building; Augusta, ME; Maine Percent for Art (with Judy LaBrasca)
University of Southern Maine/Lewiston-Auburn; Maine Percent for Art
Skowhegan District Courthouse; Maine Percent for Art Program
Freeport School System, Mast Landing School, Maine Percent for Art Program
Kennebunk School System, Sea Road School, Maine Percent for Art Program


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