Au Gallery : Gold Gallery

Jay Kelly

Jay Kelly was born in 1975 in Walnut Creek, California. Always the creative spirit, Kelly entered UCLA with the hopes to flesh out his artistic talents. Graduating with a B.A, in 1997, Kelly went on to begin his career in graphic design. However, he quickly realized that his passion for collage and painting would be his calling and began to paint and create fulltime.

Kelly's love for collecting and assembling has resulted in mixed media pieces that fuse photography, print, found object and text with oil paint. His practice is dualistic: he inspires a sense of nostalgia through his use of vintage found objects to create his ground, yet by lacquering his pieces in resin, he embraces a sculptural contemporary temperament.

Jay's work has earned numerous accolades and is included in many collections around the world. Featured in television shows and feature films, such as the cult classic "Donnie Darko," Kelly's work has caught the attention of the contemporary art market. It is with great enjoyment that Gold Gallery brings Jay Kelly's unique and distinguished collections to Boston.

Born

  • 1975

    Walnut Creek, California

Education

  • 1997

    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015

    Subtext, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

  • 2014

    Continued on the Next Page, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2012

    Westward, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2011

    California Soul, The Art District Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    VBAC, Van Buren Art Collective, Venice, CA

    Loaded Symbols, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

  • 2010

    Off the Grid, The Art District Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2009

    Sensory Perception (Two Person Show), 87Zero, Honolulu, HI

    Sunset Boulevard, Falcon, Hollywood, CA

    Into the Bright Stillness, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT

  • 2008

    Rawness & Polish, Commissary Arts, Venice, CA

  • 2007

    Lights Out, Go Go Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 2006

    First Words, MW Gallery, Aspen, CO

    First Words, Museum Works Gallery, New York, NY

    First Words, Museum Works Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions

  • 2015

    Art Hamptons, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Market San Francisco, Stephanie Brietbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

    Affordable Art Fair NYC, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    LA Art Show, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2014

    Red Dot Miami, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Silicon Valley, Stephanie Brietbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

    Houston Fine Art Fair, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Aspen, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Hamptons, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art MRKT, Stephanie Brietbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

    AAF NY, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    LA Art Show, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2013

    Group Show, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

    Winter Sol, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

    Surf's Up, Art Project Paia, Maui, HI

    Red Dot Miami, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art MRKT, Stephanie Brietbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

    AAF Seattle, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Houston, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Hamptons, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Southampton, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Wynwood, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    LA Art Show, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2012

    Gilded, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA

    Winter Sol, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

    Red Dot Miami, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Fall Show, Stephanie Brietbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

    Art Hamptons, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

    Massively Small, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

    LA Art Show, Axiom Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    Massively Small, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT

    Group Show, Mensing Galerie, Germany

    Red Dot during Art Basel Miami, Lurie Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    Art Hamptons, Lurie Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    Affordable Art Fair NYC, Lurie Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    San Francisco Fine Art Show, Lurie Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    Red Dot NYC, Lurie Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    LA Art Show, The Art District Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2010

    Group Show, SOHO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Rogue Wave II, Anderson Art Collective, Carpenteria, CA

  • 2009

    Small Works Invitational, Pheonix Gallery, Park City, UT

    Rogue Wave, Anderson Art Collective, Carpenteria, CA

    Art for Clare, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2008

    Group Show, Aqua Hotel Fair, Art Basel Miami, Commissary Arts, Venice, CA

    Small Works Invitational, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT

    Art for Clare, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

    Poker Night, Commissary Arts, Venice, CA

    LA Art Show, MW Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2007

    Group Show during Art Basel, Go Go Gallery, Miami, FL

    Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT

    Art for Clare, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

    Group Show, Mensing Gallery, Germany

  • 2006

    Glassed, Museum Works Gallery, New York, NY

    The Group 2006, Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

    Portraits, L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • 2005

    Petit Works, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

    The F-Stops Here, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

    Mixed Bag, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

    Up Our Sleeve, Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Playground, 247 Central Park West, New York, NY

    Mingle, Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

    Recent Work, Alpha, West Hollywood, CA

  • 2004

    Soul Satisfaction, House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA

    Remixed, Hum, Santa Monica, CA

    Strictly Visual, Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

    New Members, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

    Up Our Sleeve, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Amsterdam, Holland, Ghent Belgium

  • 2003

    Up Our Sleeve, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Tokyo, Japan, Kyoto, Japan

    Things d'Art, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

    Awake, Gallery 138, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2002

    Pulsation, Zanzibar, Santa Monica, CA

    Arts 4375, Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey, CA

    Unscene, Miller Studio, Venice, CA