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About the artist

Biography

Kelly Newcomer grew up in Minneapolis, has lived in Oregon, California, New Mexico and Missouri, and moved back to Minneapolis to settle down and raise a family since 2004.

She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries around the US and in Germany, and has also licensed her work as commercially including clients: The Utne Reader, The Stranger, Siemens, and Gestalten Verlag.

Artist Statement

Kelly Newcomer draws inspiration from emotional fantasies that humans create with their machines. Her colorful, painterly works on paper and her ceramic figures are inspired by the non-dystopian potential of our shared future on earth. Her work is influenced by theorist Donna Haraway, “Technology is not neutral. We're inside of what we make, and it's inside of us. We're living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade.” (The Cyborg Manifesto, 1984). Based in Minneapolis, Kelly Newcomer has exhibited widely and also licenses her work as a commercial illustrator.

RESUME

Find my work history and connect with me at http://linkedin.com/in/kellydeenewcomer

“Control Panels” Rock Paper Scissors Goods, Minneapolis, February 2019

“Red Hot Art Market” CAFAC Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis, 2018

“Red Hot Art Market” CAFAC Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis, 2017

"Roswell Artist in Residence 50th Anniversary Exhibit," Roswell Museum and Art Center, October 2017 to April 2018

“Art-a-Whirl” exhibited paintings at Banner Creations space, Thorpe Building, Minneapolis, MN, May 2015

Caffetto Art Fair, 22nd Street and Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, August 2015

“Bugs, Robots and Dinosaurs,” Franklin Arts Center Gallery, Brainerd,  MN, June 2014

“Art-a-Whirl” exhibited paintings at Banner Creations space, Thorpe Building, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014

“Art-a-Whirl” exhibited paintings at Banner Creations space, Thorpe Building, Minneapolis, MN, May 2013

“Fight Like A Mother,” Color Wheel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012

“Earth-Like Planet,” curated by Matt May, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, June 2011

“Fight Like A Mother,” Color Wheel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2011

“Illo.Minn Volume Two,” College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, February 2010

“Foot in the Door 4,” Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, February – June 2010

Uptown Walker Library, Minneapolis, MN, July 2008

Dunn Brothers, Minneapolis, MN, July 2008

“55408,” Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, April 2008

“Kelly Newcomer,” Walker Library Uptown, Minneapolis, MN, March 2008

“Minnesota Illustration Illo.Minn,” ArtsOrg, Northfield, MN, March 2008

“Minnesota Illustration Illo.Minn,” College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul, MN, February 2008

“Beyond a Gift of Time: Current work by alumni from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program,” Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM, May 2007 -January 2008

“55408,” Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, March 2007

Dunn Brothers, Minneapolis, MN, May 2006

“Viewing Room,” Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, March 2005

“Come Together,” Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, February 2005

“Group Show,” Arvada Center, Denver, CO, December 2004

“Draw,” group show, SooVac in Minneapolis, MN, November 2004

“Glow,” group show curated by Tracey Fugami, Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh, November 2004

“Characters at War,” Zentralbuero, Berlin, Germany, October 2004

“Kelly Newcomer,” Gallery Urbis Orbis, St. Louis, MO, July 2004

“4th Annual Kinetic Sculpture and Robot Show,” Group Show, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO, April 2004

“Winners,” Group Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, February 2004

“Weapons of Mass Production,” Group Show, Just Be Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, August 2003

“Iconographic”, Group Show, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, April 2003

“Characterism: Pop Culture Art USA and Japan,” Group, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, April 2003, Award

“Humanizing Machines,” Concordia University, River Forest, IL, October/November 2002

“Kelly Newcomer” Center on Contemporaray Art, Seattle, WA, October 2002

Grand Opening Group Show, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, September 2002

“All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace” Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico, May 3 -July 7, 2002

“Collector’s Choice II-Selected Works from Local Collectors”, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, Oct. 2001 – Jan. 2002

“Nooks and Crannies” Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, September 2001 - January 2002

“The Fun Show” Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, March 2001

“Kelly Newcomer from Donuts to Cute Technology” Adell McMillan Gallery Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, November 2000

“Kelly Newcomer, Nic Walker and Jeff Jahn Group Show” Bollenbach Art Labs, Portland, October 2000

“Pop Icon: Kelly Newcomer & Chuck Dong,” I-Spy Gallery, Seattle June/July 2000

“Kute” Group Show, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, June 2000

“Popsickle” Group Show, 4x Gallery, Portland, June 2000

“The New Machines: 100 Billion Times Faster and Cuter” Poker Face, Portland, March 2000

“Future Cute”, The Reading Frenzy, Portland, Oregon, October 1999

“Kelly Newcomer and Faye Nakamura” The Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, University of Oregon, August 1999

“The End” Tacoma Art Museum, Northwest Biennial, August-October, 1999. Juried by Fred Wilson

“The Next Century” H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, July-October 1999, Juried by John Yau.

“New Zone Artists Exhibit” Collier House, Eugene, University of Oregon, February 1998

“Cute! Cute!” Solo, Wow Hall Gallery, Eugene, OR, October 1997

“Broadway Art Fair” Project initiated and co-organized by Newcomer) Broadway Plaza, Eugene, OR, Fridays, July and September 1997

“Eugene’s Unseen” Kudos Gallery, Eugene, OR, June and August 1997

“Street Art Show” Eugene, OR, March and April 1997

“3-D Assemblage Art” Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR, May and June 1996

 


Peace Machine of Uptown Minneapolis, self published comic book, 2013

Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures, and Character Art, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2006. Robert Klanten, Matthias Hubner, Editors.

Pictoplasma, Thaler, Peter, Editor.Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2001

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The Satellite Booklet, self published 2002 

University of Minnesota  Bachelors in Cultural Studies