HEATHER RYAN KELLEY
Northwestern State University, MA, painting
Southern Methodist University, BFA, printmaking
Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Cill Rialiag Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland, 2009, 2012
Mary Anderson Center, Mt. St. Francis, IN, 2003
New York Public Library, Berg Collection
Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA
Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Poetry Collection
McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
James Joyce Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Norte Dame, IN
Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Louisiana, State Collection, Baton Rouge, LA
The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Kansas City Art Institute
McKusick Law Library, University of South Dakota
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Graphics Council, University of Mississippi, Oxford
Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt
McNeese State University, Professor, retired 2021
Department of Visual Arts, painting and book arts
Grants, Awards, and Professorships
College Book Arts Association, project grant, 2022
CERF+ and Arts Council of Baton Rouge, Get Ready Grant, 2022
ATLAS Grant (Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars), 2013
Louisiana Division of the Arts, Artist Career Award, 2012
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Grant, 2012
Phi Kappa Phi 2001-2004 South Central Artist Award
Mayor’s Art Award, Lake Charles, 1997, 2007, 2015
Louisiana Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Grant, 1995
Calcasieu Arts and Humanities-Project Assistance Grant, 1991
Delores and Tommy Tuminello Endowed Professorship, 2016, 2018-2020
Violet Howell Faculty Award, 2014
The Kay Krause Blake Endowed Professorship, 2013
Beauregard Parish Endowed Professorship Award, 2006
Jack V. Doland Endowed Professorship, 2001-2005
Shearman Research Fellowships, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000
Shearman Endowed Professorship, 1993-94, 1995-96
Distinguished Faculty Award, 1987
UPCOMING ONE-PERSON SHOW
SURFACE and SUPPORT
Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, August 2023
SELECTED ONE-PERSON SHOWS
EIGHTEEN REASONS TO READ ULYSSES
Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA, June-September 2022
Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, May 2021
THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT: STUDIES AFTER JAMES JOYCE’S FINNEGANS WAKE
Hall Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, October-November 2020
Art Associates Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November 2019- January 2020
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, December 2018-March 2019
Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, October 2018
STORIELLA and THE MIDDEN HEAP
Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2018
LACUNAS AND VANITIES
Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November-December 2017
THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT
Reading Room 220, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, June-July 2016
SELECTED WORK, 1910 Fire Restaurant, January – April 2016
LACUNA, Baton Rouge Gallery, February 2016
THE MIDDEN HEAP PROJECT
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA Fall 2014
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PERFECTION
Baton Rouge Gallery, June 2014
STUDIES AFTER FINNEGANS WAKE: THE MIDDEN HEAP
Lone Star College, Conroe, Texas, April 2014
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PERFECTION
1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, Lake Charles, LA, Fall 2013
STUDIES AFTER FINNEGANS WAKE: THE MIDDEN HEAP
The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, June 2013
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Small Gallery Series, Lafayette, LA, February 2009
WORK IN PROGRESS
E.J. Bellocq Gallery. Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA, January 8- February 6, 2007
Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, January 7- February 8, 2006
Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November 18- December 31, 2005
ALWAYS KEEP A DIAMOND IN YOUR MIND
Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 12 –March 4, 2005
JUST A BRICOLEUR
Bry Art Gallery, University of Louisiana at Monroe, September 27-October 28, 2004
THIS THE WAY TO THE MUSEYROOM
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, October 2-24, 2003
PHOENIX PARK, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX, November 9 – December 7, 2002
STUDIES AFTER FINNEGANS WAKE, Allied Irish Bank, New York, NY, May 16 – June 30, 2002
IN CELEBRATION OF JAMES JOYCE
American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY, June 15 – 21, 2001
EPHEMERIS, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, June 2 – July 7, 2001
EQUILIBRIUM, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 1999
THE SUM OF THE PARTS, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, June 6 - July 4, 1998
JAMES JOYCE CENTRE
Paintings based upon Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, Dublin, July 30 - August 31, 1997
COLLAGES, Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, June 7 – July 5, 1997
VIGNETTES, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, Sept. 28 - Oct. 12, 1996
STILL LIFES, Still-Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art, New Orleans, LA, May 4 – 28, 1996
IMAGES FROM THE WAKE: Paintings based upon Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, March 7 - March 29, 1996
Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, June 1994
University of Texas at Tyler, September - October 1994
EPHEMERA, Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1993
BLOOMSDAY: Paintings based upon Joyce’s Ulysses
Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, June - July 1994
Irving Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, October - November 1992
Still-Zinsel, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1992
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, September 1991
SIGNALS, Still-Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 1990
PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, Ecco Italian Design, Jackson, MS, December 1989
DREAMS, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, October 1989
RECENT WORKS ON PAPER, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Summer 1989
DIVINE MONUMENTS, Texas A & M University, Forsyth Gallery, College Station, TX, December 1989 and Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA January 1989
EVERYMAN, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1989
LASZLO’S CELLAR, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1987
SCIENTIFIC DIGRESSIONS, Aaron-Hastings Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana April 1984
Brewer, Tess, Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, and Pyle, Derek, “Joyce Smithy: A Curated Review of Joyce in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performance—Community and Elusive Understandings,” The James Joyce Quarterly 56.3-4 (2019): 413-431. (published 2020)
College Book Art Association, Featured artist, December 2019
Public Broadcasting, Art Rocks, Season 7 Opener, September 2019
Heffker, Lauren, “Perspectives: Heather Ryan Kelley,” Country Roads Magazine, August 23, 2019
https://countryroadsmagazine.com/art-and-culture/visual-performing-arts/perspectives-heather-ryan-kelley/ (in print and online)
Kadour, Ric Kasini, Cultural Deconstructions: Critical Issues in Collage, Catalog for LeMieux Gallery exhibition, New Orleans, Maison Kasini Canada, 2019, pages 32-34.
Hyperallergic, "View from the Easel," August 3, 2018
Meier, Allison, "Setting the Puzzling Language of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to Music," Hyperallergic, April 5, 2017
Evans, Ollie, Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, and Pyle, Derek, “Joyce Smithy: A Curated Review of Joyce in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performance,” The James Joyce Quarterly 52.1 (2016): 181-191.
Cahill, Clinton, PhD research project “Drawing the Wake: How might illustrative drawing contribute a valid alternative reading of Finnegans Wake,” Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, 2017
DeVault, Christopher, “The 2011 North American James Joyce Conference,” James Joyce Newestlatter, No. 113
Roedel, Jeff, “A Sneak Peek Inside ArtMelt,” 225 Magazine, #22, Baton Rouge, LA, July 2008
Warren, Bonnie “Shot Gun Blast: New Orleans Home,” New Orleans Magazine, May 2008, Vol. 42, Issue 8
Photography Quarterly, Auction catalog, Center for Photography at Woodstock, PQ/#90
Alt, Jennifer “Picante: Latino Influence on American Culture,” Eco Latino, August 2004, Vol. 2, Issue 5
Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, Joyce in Art: Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce, Dublin: Lilliput Press. 2004. Print.
Tyson, Janet “Heather Ryan Kelley: Studies after Finnegans Wake,” Allied Irish Bank, New York.
Exhibition essay, 2002
Photography Quarterly #18, Fall 2000, Center for Photography at Woodstock
“Photo display shows off its street smarts at ASU.” Arizona Republic, September 23, 1999
Cripe, Dianne “Artist displays collages at Northlight Gallery”
Insight Arizona State University, September 23, 1999
Conway, Joe “Banners Goes Celtic: Kelley displays paintings”
Lake Charles American Press, February 19, 1999
Price, Anne “Art in Louisiana,” Baton Rouge Advocate, January 24, 1999
Price, Anne, “Big and Small,” The Baton Rouge Advocate, May 10, 1998
Waddington, Chris, “Heather Ryan Kelley opens a door to her private universe”
Times Picayune July 25, 1997
Dibble, David, “Stranger Than Paradise.”The New Orleans Art Review, May/June 1996
“Louisiana Division of the Arts.”Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Fall 1995
Tyson, Janet, “New museums rising in the Hill Country.”Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 25, 1995
Waddington, Chris, “Fellowships are the theme at this Julia Street Show,” Times-Picayune, June 21, 1995
Wilson, Wade, “Artist’s tribute to ‘Ulysses’ is a blooming achievement,”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June, 19, 1994
Bass, Shermakaye, “Bloomsday celebration of James Joyce,”
The Dallas Morning News, June 12, 1994
Waddington, Chris, “Guns: a loaded show,” Times-Picayune, October 8, 1993
Price, Anne, The Baton Rouge Advocate, November 15, 1992.
Tyson, Janet, "Re-Joyce.”Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 26, 1992.
Bradley, Stephen, Review, Art Papers, September - October 1992.
Inman, Marcie, Artimes, October 1992.
Kemp, John, “Landscapes explores new terrain.” Times-Picayune, September 10, 1992.
Price, Anne, The Baton Rouge Advocate, April 26, 1992
Bachman, Stephen R.., “Tales of Brave Ulysses”, The New Orleans Art Review, January - February 1992.
Price, Anne, “Good things come in small packages” Baton Rouge Advocate, April 26, 1992.
"Newsbriefs," Artpapers, November/December 1990.
Nash, Jesse, "Scenes from the Good Life," The New Orleans Art Review, May/June 1990.
Green, Roger, Times-Picayune, October 17, 1990.
Green, Roger, “Great Brushes with Success” Times-Picayune, May 11, 1990.
Price, Anne, "McNeese Exhibition Causes a Stir," The Baton Rouge Advocate, October 7, 1990.
Nash, Jesse W., "Fragments of Selves," The New Orleans Art Review, February/March 1989.
James Joyce Broadsheet, Number 123, October 2022, University of Leeds, contribution to the article "28th International James Joyce Symposium, 12-18 June 2022"
20 Years of Marais Press: Imprinting a Campus & Collection, Lafayette, LA: Hilliard Art Museum, University of Lafayette Press, 2022, essay and artwork, page 165.
Kelley, Heather Ryan. “Review: ‘Ulysses’: The Only Thing That’s New is Us.” The James Joyce Quarterly 58.3 (2021): 390-394.
Kolaj Institute, Unfamiliar Vegetables: Variations in Collage
Maison Kasini Canada, 2020, pages 6 and 21.
BRAND 48: WORKS ON PAPER. Catalog. Brand Library, Glendale, CA. 2020. Web.
James Joyce Broadsheet, Number 111, October 2018, University of Leeds, contribution to the article "The Art of James Joyce: Impressions of the 26th International James Joyce Symposium, University of Antwerp: June 11-16, 2018” Image of Moebius Sigla was reproduced in the issue.
Kelley, Heather Ryan. “2019 Annual Report, McNeese Art Scene,” Lagniappe Magazine, March 28, 2019, pages 84-85.
BRAND 45: WORKS ON PAPER. Catalog. Brand Library, Glendale, CA. 2017. Print.
51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture. Catalog, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX. 2017. Print.
Louisiana Contemporary 2015. Catalog, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Print.
The James Joyce Broadsheet 101 (June 2015) University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.Cover art.
“JJQ Cover Images Through the Years.” The James Joyce Quarterly 50.1-2 (Fall 2012-Winter 2013). 483-490.
Experiencing Perspectives 2014-2015. Catalog, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX
Artist’s Books 2014: Sixth International Biennial for the Artist’s Book, Alexandria, Egypt: Biblioteca Alexandrina. 2014. Print.
The James Joyce Quarterly 49. 3-4 (2012) University of Tulsa Press, Tulsa, OK. Cover art
Kelley, Heather Ryan. “Review: The Shadow of James Joyce: Chapelizod and Environs, by Motoko Fujita.”The James Joyce Quarterly 49.1 (2011): 184-187.
Biblioteca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics: The Third Round, Alexandria, Egypt: Biblioteca Alexandrina. 2013. Print.
J. Bruce Fuller and Erica McCreedy, ed., Vision and Verse 2009-2013: An Anthology of Poetry from the Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibits Lafayette, LA:Yellow Flag Press. 2013. Print.
James Joyce Literary Supplement, 25. 2 (Spring 2012) Cover art
Brand 40, Works on Paper: Entrances and Exits, Glendale, CA: Brand Library, Catalog 2011. Print.
LAPS 20TH National Exhibition, Catalog 2009, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Studio Visit Magazine 11, Juror: Dina Deitsch, Assistant curator, DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum Collection. Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts
Studio Visit Magazine Volume 6, Juror: Michael Klein, former Director for the International Sculpture Center and Curator for the Microsoft Collection. Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts
Java, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Catalog. Print.
Southern Open 2008, Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2008
Sustained Winds, Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2007. Print.
The James Joyce Broadsheet 71 (June 2005) University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Print.
The Cracked Lookingglass, Dublin, Ireland: Graphic Studio Gallery, 2004. Catalog. Print.
New American Paintings 46, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2003. Print.
The James Joyce Quarterly 39.1 (2002) University of Tulsa Press, Tulsa, OK. Cover art
New American Paintings, Wellesly, MA: The Open Studios Press, 1997
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Wellesly, MA. 1995
The Fine Art Index, Chicago, IL 1993
The Fine Art Index, Chicago, IL 1992
Les Beaux Arts Magazine, New Orleans, LA, July - August Issue, 1984
Les Beaux Arts Magazine, New Orleans, LA, June Issue, 1984