Kellie Cason O'Connor

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EDUCATION

  • 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graduation with Distinction, Concentration in Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1994 Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies of the Arts and Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Independent Fine Arts Photographer, Kellie Cason O’Connor Photographer, 2005-Current
  • Curator of Photography, Kadoya Gallery, Pueblo, Colorado, March 2013-Current.
  • Artist-in-Residence, The Shoe Factory, Pueblo, Colorado, 2013-2014. 

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Recycling Nature in Guatemala”. Garbage Issue. Revista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, Winter 2015.
  • Creative Genius,  Kadoya Gallery Catalog, Edition One. Curated by Gregory Howell, Gallery Owner, Kadoya Gallery, Forthcoming. 
  • Latin America Exhibition. Juried by Christy Karpinski, Editor, F-stop Magazine. F-stop Magazine, Issue #54, August 2012.
  • Photography in Latin America 2012.  Juried by Tom Griggs, Editor, Fototazo.com. Fototazo Photography and Microgrants, August 2012.
  • Americana Exhibition. LENSCRATCH blogzine, July 2012.
  • Guatemalan Portraits. Update Magazine, Fall 2004.
  • Interpretive Materials for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School Arts Magazine, 2000-2001. 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Salt Creek Memory Project: Photo Documentary, High-Vista Fine Art Gallery, El Pueblo History Museum, Pueblo, Colorado.

2014

  • Women 7. Kadoya Gallery, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • The Shoe Factory Artists’ Group Show, Switch Gallery, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Reclamation, Studio 108, Florence, Colorado.
  • Domestic Bliss: Photographic Works, The Shoe Factory at First and Main, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Curator, International Photography Show “Industrial” at Kadoya Gallery. Juried by Jason Landry, Panoptican Gallery.
  • Domestic Bliss:Photographic Works. Gallery 201, Pueblo, Colorado
  • The Shoe Factory Artists’ Group Show, Gallery 201, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • The Shoe Factory Artists’ Group Show, The Salida Steam Plant Event Center, Salida, Colorado.

2013

  • Roots Run Deeper: Photographic Works, High-Vista Fine Art Gallery, El Pueblo History Museum, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Library Foundation Group Show, Vectra Gallery, Pueblo West Library, Pueblo City-County Library Network, Pueblo West, Colorado.
  • Roots Run Deeper: Photographic Works, Kadoya Gallery, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Guatemala: A Portrait of a People, Infozone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library, Pueblo City-County Library Network, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Reclamation: Photographic Works, Infozone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library, Pueblo City-County Library Network, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Nature, Nurture, and Reclamation: Photographic Works, The Gallery at Sage Art Academy, Pueblo, Colorado.

2012

  • Roots and Reclamation, Broadway Cup 'n Cork, in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Pueblo's Creative Corridor, Pueblo, Colorado.

2005

  • Sold Out: Thesis Show, Presidential Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Deep South, Newton Free Library, Nonantum Branch, Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Guatemala: A Portrait, Children's Gallery, Newtonville Books, Newton, Massachusetts.

2004

  • Reclamation, A4 Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

2003

  • Thirteen: An Alternative Photography Processes Show, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Staff Arts Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

  • The Shoe Factory Artists-in-Residence Program 2013-2014
  • Departmental Honors, Massachusetts College of Art, Spring 2005.
  • Academic Honors, Massachusetts College of Art, Spring 2005.
  • VIM Photography Contest, First Place, VIM Southeast Jurisdiction, Fall 2004.
  • VIM Photography Contest, Third Place, VIM Southeast Jurisdiction, Fall 2004.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Member, 2012-Present
  • Pueblo Arts Alliance, Member, 2012- Present