contact name: Robert James Kelly
18097 Liv Lane
Eden Prairie MN 55346-4108
Pseudonym: Rob Kelly, Paulo, Roberto, Robear, Amik, Matohe
Clyfford Still -
George Morrison -
other major influences include:
Abstract Expressionist movement, Surrealism and Tribal Art
My Painting A Day Blog
Edina Art Center
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Bloomington Art Center
Minnesota Artists Association
1976-1980: Studied studio art at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead Minnesota.
1982-1985: Apprentice to David Kline Sr. (aka - Wolf Feather) whose focus was on the Native American traditions, history and art forms of the Plains. While working with him we created predominantly: contemporary art pieces based in traditional Headdresses, shields and masks, although some restoration and creation of traditional pieces was done for the Smithsonian Institution through the Midwest Area Foundation and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
1982-1986: Residencies: As a member of the Artist in Residence program through the Minnesota State Arts Board. Presented art and culture to K-12 students focusing on the use of traditional Native American materials and forms. Using art and artifacts as story telling devices.
1986-1989: Exhibiting member of the Minnesota Artists Association.
1985-1989: Gallery Director, Peterson Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
Purchase Award. "Waterfall" Circle Bonnet with panel trailer.
Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, OK.
2007: The Road I walk, The SPACE, New Richmond WI
2007: Juried Group Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN. Honorable Mention
2006: Landscapes: Macro/Micro, Group Show (4 Artists), MSUM Gallery, Moorhead, MN.
2006: Juried Group Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN.
2006: Juried Group Show, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN.
2005: Juried Group Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN.
2005: Members' Juried Show, Foss Gallery, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN.
1990: Exhibition Players Night Club, Mpls, MN.
1990: "Transmutations", Red Gallery, Mpls, MN.
1990: The Group show, Perimeter, Mpls, MN.
1990: Minnesota Artisit's Association Exhibition, Lutheran Brotherhood, Mpls, MN.
1990: Recent works on paper, Hotel Luxeford, Mpls, MN.
1989: Art Cafe Exhibition, Blacks Cafe, Mpls, MN.
1989: 12 Contemporaries Exhibit, Nicollet Gallery, Mpls, MN.
1989: Minnesota Artisit's Association Exhibition, Bandana Square,St. Paul, MN.
1988: Minnesota Artisit's Exhibition, MN State Fair,St. Paul, MN.
1988: Minnesota Artisit's Association Exhibition, Augsburg College, Mpls, MN.
1987: Artist's Society International Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
1987: Minnesota Artisit's Association Exhibition, Plymouth, MN.
1986: Minnesota Artisit's Exhibition, MN State Fair, St. Paul, MN.
1985: Invitational Exhibition, Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, OK.
1984: Dream Faces, Contemporary Mixed Media Masks, Raven Gallery, Edina, MN.
1984: Heart of the North, 8 Contemporary paintings on rawhide for traveling exhibition, Raven Gallery, Edina, MN.
1983: Visions and Voices, Prom Center, St. Paul, MN.
1983: 7th Annual Art from the Earth Invitational Exhibit, The Galleria, Norman, OK.
1982: Young Minnnesota Artists Exhibit, U of M.
1982: Winds from the Prairie, Raven Gallery, Edina, MN.
1981: Exhibition, MSUM Art Gallery, Moorhead, MN.
1992: Oil painting, commissioned for a corporate collection, Mpls, MN.
1991: Triptych, commissioned for a corporate collection, Mpls, MN.
1990: Mapping #1090 series painting purchassed for private collection, Mpls, MN.
1989: GBW series 3 paintings purchased for private collection, Mpls, MN.
1989: Assisted in the restoration of nine early twentieth century oil paintings, Grand Metropolitian collection, Pillsbury Corporation.
1984: Ojibwe Tribute, mixed media sculpture, comissioned by the 1st Bank of Dulth, MN. Displayed in their lobby.
1984: Southern Plains Indian Museum Anadarko, OK. Purchased feather head-dress for their permanent collection.
1983: Wolves and Humans Exhibition, Science Museum of Minnesota, commissioned to complete a traditional mens dance costume, as part of a traveling exhibit to commence July 1984, and then to remain on permanent display at the Wolves and Humans Museum in Ely Minnesota. Funded through the Smithsonian Institute.
1982: Restoration-Blackfeet and Lakota head-dresses, Science Museum of MN, financed by the Midwest Area Foundation, J.J. Hill collection.
1981: Timothy Ray, professor of painting MSUM, purchased one of my GBW Series paintings for his private collection.
The Red Gallery
Southern Plains Indian Museum
I am currently looking for new gallery representation. If you are a gallery director and are interested in discussing this feel free to contact me.
2005: Feature full page article Thursday December 22. Artist's Spotlight. Let's Go Arts & Entertainment Section for the following Newspapers: (Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald, Eden Prairie News, Excelsior Bay Times, Jordan Independent Mint, Prior Lake American, Savage Pacer, Shakopee Valley).
2005: The Artists Bluebook, American Artists to March 2005, Author - Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson,
2005: Article RE: Minnetonka Art Center Group Show. Mention and photograph.
2005: Listing at www.AskART.com. http://www.askart.com/AskART/artist.aspx?artist=106778&redir
2003-2004: Who's Who in American Art, McGowan, Author - McGowan, Alison C (Editor).
1999: L.A. Art Show, Fine Art Dealer's Association, Author - Rehs, Howard (President).
1997-1998: Marquis Who's Who, Who's Who in American Art, Author - Marquis Who's Who.
1993-1994: Who's Who in American Art (20th Edition), Author – Bowker R R.
1992: Strathmore's Who's Who.
1990: Minnesota Regional Arts Directory, listing with photograph.
1990: American Artists, an illustrated survey of leading contemporary artists.
1989: MW (Minneapolis Woman) artwork included in photographs of interior design for up-scale homes.
1987: Artist's Society International, Exhibition Catalogue.
1983: Minneapolis Star & Tribune, Special feature with photograph as a member of the Wolf Feather group.
1983 - 1989: Minnesota Artist's Association.
1982: Minnesota Monthly, featuring my mentor David L. Kline Sr. (Wolf Feather group).
1981: Who's Who in American Art.
Country of Citizenship:
June 26, 1958