Kelly Moran

Kelly Moran - cut outs, encyclopedias and various toys
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Created on: May-04-2014   Last updated: May-04-2014


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Donna Tennant

Kelly Moran’s show is large and complex in terms of imagery, materials, and construction. The artist’s background is similarly complicated. On her website, Moran describes herself as a printmaker, but she studied painting as an undergraduate and ceramics in graduate school, but discovered a love of printmaking later in her career. The pieces in this show combine inkjet prints and polymer prints with found objects, found papers, resin, and hand-carved wooden frames.

Moran’s work conjures up memories of a happy childhood in the fifties and early sixties. Paper dolls, children in clothing from the period, references to Dale Evans and other celebrities from the era, comic-book characters, pin-up girls with fifties-style hair, and ads that might have been lifted from Life magazine are just a few of the images that appear in the show.

“Dagwood’s Monkey Suit” is a large paper doll of a male figure in formal dress mounted on a background of..

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Kelly Moran

1122 Thornton Rd Houston Tx 77018

Cell:713 504 5138


• Florida School of the Arts

Palatka, Fla. 1979

• Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana B.F.A. 1982

• University of Houston Graduate Studies

Houston, Texas 1983-84

• Apprenticeship Little Egypt Enterprises Print and ceramic collaborations

Houston, Texas 1984-86

• Study Chinese ceramics, indigenous ceramics and indigenous textiles

Jakarta Indonesia 1995-97

• Selected one and two person Exhibition

• D.M. Allison Art, Houston, TX " Kelly Moran" 2014

• D.M. Allison Art, Houston, TX "Beg, Borrow and Steal"2012

• Wagner Sousa, Galveston, TX "KA-Pow Wow" 2012

• Nau-haus, Houston, TX “American Dreamer”,2011

• Bogan Gallery, Galveston, TX “Kelly Moran” 2011

• Cultural Center “Amistad III”, Arequipa, Peru, 2010

• Dishman Museum, Lamar University Beaumont, TX “American printmakers” 2010

• El Centro College, Dallas, TX..