Mary Cullen Kelly


Artist’s Statement

Mary Cullen Kelly is an artist working in mixed media.  A Dublin native, she now lives and works in Carlow.  Mary graduated from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin with a BFA in print and has since studied Art Therapy in Crawford College Cork as well as completing a masters degree in Disability Studies in UCD, with a research focus on engagement in arts activities for people with visual impairment and intellectual disability.

From a professional background in community arts and teaching, Mary now focuses on her own arts practice.  Using print and paint mediums with collage, she blends abstract and representational elements to create atmospheric pieces that transport the viewer to a particular place or moment in time.

Mary has been selected for the RHA Annual Exhibition 3 times, and had her first solo show ‘Dreamlands’ at the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, in 2011.