Kelly Lloyd

About Kelly Lloyd

Kelly Lloyd completed an MFA in painting and drawing and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) and a BA in Studio Art and African American Studies from Oberlin College (2008). Lloyd’s work utilizes a variety of media including painting, object making, performance, and writing. She uses everyday materials to investigate traditional notions of normalcy and to highlight complex nuances in human interaction. Previous works have included placing temporary installations in places where people are quickly passing through, such as hallways, elevators, and public restrooms. These temporary installations have involved placing kiosks containing a variety of humorous brochures detailing glimpses into the artist’s life and thoughts, such as those titled “Almost All My Problems” and “How to Work with a Racist Wedding Photographer,” and painting a set of elevator doors to match the color of her own skin. While in residence at Studio 3325 Lloyd hopes to explore new projects and performances and to use the community of Grace Church as an audience and collaborator.