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Kelly Clare       Born 1993, Plano, TX

MFA in Sculpture with Honors, University of Iowa, May 2021
MA in Sculpture, University of Iowa, May 2020
Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Letterpress, Art & English Departments, Knox College, 2016-17
BA, Creative Writing & Studio Art, Knox College, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2016

Solo Exhibitions
reverse outline, MAP Space, Eastworks, Easthampton, August 2022
enter / the net / here, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, February 14-April 1, 2022
here and at the same time, MFA show, University of Iowa, March 2021
ur local decoys, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, Fall 2020
FISHING POLE REPEATED, solo MA show, University of Iowa, January 2020
NO, LIKE A CLAY ORANGE YOU BITE INTO, University of Iowa, December 2019
EATING THE CLOUD, show and performance, PS1, Iowa City, November 2019

Group Shows
Construction, group show, SOIL, Seattle, WA, May 2023
Surely, Mobile Art Box at Florence Night Out, Florence MA, September 2022
Impossible Citrus, with Lorelie D’Andriole, A.P.E Gallery, Northampton MA, July 2022
Rotary Express, with Katherine Gibbel and Dorian DeanPrairie Lights, Iowa City IA, Summer 2022
MACCA Members Virtual Exhibition,
group show, March-April, 2022
Looky Here 2022,
group show, Greenfield, MA, January-April 2022
, collaboration with Will Yager, Open Air Media Festival, Iowa City, June 2021
FRC 9, group show, 3 collages, Flat Rate Contemporary, May-August 2021
Reality Shift, group show, MACAA website, February 20-August 31 2021
this might get snowed on, group show, Public Space One, Iowa City, January 2021
MFA online exhibition, group show, University of Montana, Fall 2020
Willing The Season, virtual group show, Far x Wide, Spring 2020
VIDEOS ON LOOP, group show, Vermont Studio Center, February 2020
Alumni Exhibition, Main Street Arts, April 2019
Our Bleeding Hearts, with Carmen Ribaudo, The Box, Galesburg IL, 2017

Residencies & Curatorial Work 
Curator, group show at A.P.E in Northampton, MA, Summer 2023 (upcoming) 
Art Workspace Easthampton Artist in Residence, Summer 2022
Curator, two sites in Terrain Biennial, Iowa City, October 2019
Co-curator with Nora Claire MillerNO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH IT, University of Iowa, September 2019
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, August 2019
Artist in Residence, Main Street Arts, January-February 2018

Pushcart Prize Nomination, “Dear Kaylie,” Peach Magazine, 2021
Semi-finalist, 2021 Anzaldua Poetry Prize, November 2021
Semi-finalist, Tomaž Šalamun Prize, April 2021
Finalist, New Delta Review, 2021 Experimental Non-Fiction Contest, April 2021
Semi-finalist, New Delta Review, 2021 Chapbook Contest, March 2021
Student Award, MACAA Exhibition “Reality Shift,” Spring 2021 
Jurors Choice, MFA Online Exhibition, Fall 2020
MFA Fellowship, University of Iowa, Summer 2020
Eve Drewelowe Scholarship, University of Iowa, 2019
Paula Patton Grahame Scholarship, University of Iowa, 2019
Al Young, Second Place, Beverly Bender Sculpture Award, 2016
Al Young, Honorable Mention, Printmaking, 2016
Davenport Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention, selected by Sarah Rose Nordgren, 2016
Al Young, Beverly Bender Scholar award in Art History, 2015
Davenport Poetry Prize, Second Place, selected by Carolina Ebeid, 2015
Nick Adams Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention, selected by Bonnie Jo Campbell, 2014
“My bed, a couple hundred feet,” nominated for an AWP Intro Prize, 2013-14


Ugly Duckling’s Emergency Index, one art documentation, forthcoming 

Sycamore Review, one poem, 2023
Mercury Firs, five poems, 2023

What Happens, “Clay Oranges,” poets theater, 2022
Dream Pop, three poems, 2022
Tiding House, one poem, 2022
Prelude, one poem, 2022
Asphalte Magazine, one video poem, 2022
FENCE, two poems, 2022
Warm Milk, one visual poem, 2022
The New River, one video poem, 2022
The Digital Review, “ripple,” an visual essay, 2022 
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, two poems, 2022
Salt Hill, “lemonwindow,” photo collage, 2022
Peach Magazine, one poem, 2022

ctrl+v, three collages,
New Delta Review,
“ADAPTER,” 2021
Second Factory
from Ugly Duckling Presse, “Sonnet,” 2021

Apartment, Issue 13,
“Ziplock Poems, 2020
“Colorsafe,” 2020
can we have our ball back?
two visual poems, 2020
Pulpmouth, Issue Three,
“Cloud Drawing 4.2” and two visual works, 2020

Dead Alive,
“My Whole Life Right Now” in collaboration with Nora Claire Miller, 2019
Natural Bridge,
No 41, two visual works, 2019
Broadside for the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center featuring Kaveh Akbar, 2017
Broadside for the Knox Program in Creative Writing featuring Monica Berlin, 2017

Lectures & Events
Artist lecture, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, virtural, March 6, 2022
Artist lecture with Will Yager, Open Air Media Festival, Iowa City, IA, June 26, 2021
Reading, Second Factory release, June 17, 2021
Artist lecture, Maquoketa Arts Center, Maquoketa, IA, April 11, 2021
Artist lecture with Marcellus Armstrong, University of Chicago English Department, April 10, 2021
Witching Hour, “Out of Service,” video broadcast in Iowa City on Oct 30-31, 2020
People Speaking Art, “For Nancy For Nora” radio play broadcast on KRUI, 2020

Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor, Basic Drawing, Holyoke Community College, Fall 2022
Adjunct Professor, Intro to Animation, Holyoke Community College, Spring 2022
Adjunct Professor, Printmaking / Relief, Holyoke Community College, Spring 2022
Adjunct Professor, Intro to Animation, Holyoke Community College, Spring 2022
Adjunct Professor, Intro to Animation, Holyoke Community College, Fall 2021
Adjunct Professor, Intro to 3D Design / Sculpture, Holyoke Community College, Fall 2021
Graduate TA, University of Iowa, Sculpture I, Spring 2021
Graduate TA, University of Iowa, Sculpture I, Fall 2020
Graduate TA, University of Iowa, Sculpture I, Spring 2020 
Graduate TA, University of Iowa, Elements of Sculpture, Spring 2019
Graduate TA, University of Iowa, Elements of Sculpture, Fall 2018
TA, Knox College, Beginning Poetry, 2017
TA, Knox College, Beginning Poetry, 2016
TA, Knox College, Printmaking I, 2015

Other Selected Experience     
Editor, Ghost Proposal, 2022-present 
Exhibition and Event Technician, University of Iowa, 2019-2021
Editorial Assistant, The Iowa Review, 2018-2019
Adjudicator, IYWS, 2019-present.
Adjudicator, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2019-present
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Summer Internship, 2015
Editor-In-Chief, Catch, 2015-16
Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, 2014