Jeff Kellar

Recent Events

2014 Award: Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant

Recent Shows

2016    Jeff Kellar, Walls, Blocks and Glimpses; Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
2016 + 2015    Richard Levy Gallery; Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2016 + 2015    William Campbell Gallery; Dallas Art Fair
2015    Jeff Kellar, New Work; William Campbell Contemporary Art; Fort Worth, TX
2015    6 person show, Corey Daniels Gallery
2015    Richard Levy Gallery; Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2014    Jeff Kellar, Blocks, Icon Contemporary Art (2 person), Brunswick, ME
2014    Color Rhythms, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2014    Install 4, 3 person show, Corey Daniels Gallery
2015    Richard Levy Gallery; Miami Projects
2013    Color+Form+Function, Collector’s Contemporary Gallery, Singapore

Reviews

Art Review: Corey Daniels Gallery makes the case for abstraction in Maine | The Portland Press Herald /Maine SundayTelegram
To build a more perfect shape - Museum And GalleryPortland Phoenix May 23, 2014
Falmouth painter wins major national grant | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BA in English/Filmmaking
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Studies; Fleisher Memorial Art Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012    Jeff Kellar, Prospect, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2011    Serious Play, Richard Levy Gallery (2 person); Albuquerque, New Mexico
2010    Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2008    The Leap Show, Richard Levy Gallery; Albuquerque, New Mexico
2008    Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2007    George Marshall Store Gallery; York, Maine
2006    Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
2003    Color Space, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2002    Barrier/Space, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Museum Exhibitions, Group Shows

Sampler:USM Teaching Collection, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, Sept 27.- Dec 9, 2012
Planes of Abstraction; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME Oct.- Dec. 2009
The Sketchbook Show; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME Oct.- Nov. 2008
Farnsworth Museum of Art 60th Anniversary: 12 Artists in the Collection Select 12 Emerging Artists, June 2008
New Acquisitions, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, January- February 2008
CMCA Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport Maine, August 2008
Maine Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine April 2007
Jeff Kellar/Frederick Lynch; Merrimack College Art Gallery, Andover, MA; January 2006
Maine Biennial; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, Maine; June 2004
Sublime Geometries; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, Maine; October 2004
Painting By Design, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, December 2003 EnVision, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME 2003
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME 2002
Abstraction in Maine, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME 2002
The Unbroken Line, 1897-1997; Museum of American Art, Phila., PA; Sept.-Nov. 1997
Twentieth Century Sculpture, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Jan.- April 1996
Eighth Triennial Exhibition, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Sept.- Jan. 1996
Perspectives: A Sense of Place, “43 Places in 43 Days”, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, April-June 1995

Selected Reviews

Kany, Daniel; Surface, subtlety and geometrical grace: Kellar at Icon; Maine Sunday Telegram; review; Oct.10, 2010
Asian Art News; Beauty and Conceptual Rigor; Singapore; January-Feb 2013
Greenleaf, Ken; Jeff Kellar’s work Plays With Understanding; review; Portland Phoenix; Sept.19, 2012
Isaacson, Phillip, Maine Sunday Telegram; review; Oct. 7, 2012
Pulka, Wesley; Volumes Are Spoken in Simplicity; Albuquerque Journal; Feb. 6 2011

Public Collections & Commissions

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, permanent collection
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, Maine, permanent collection
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Fellowship; Philadelphia, PA
Microsoft Collection, curator: Michael Klein, Seattle, Washington
University of Maine, Farmington; outdoor sculpture, Square on a Sphere
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine; John Mitchell Engineering, Science and Technology Center
Maine Department of Conservation Harlow Building; Augusta, Maine; Maine Percent for Art (with Judy LaBrasca)
University of Southern Maine/Lewiston-Auburn; Maine Percent for Art
Skowhegan District Courthouse; Maine Percent for Art Program
Freeport School System, Mast Landing School, Maine Percent for Art Program
Kennebunk School System, Sea Road School, Maine Percent for Art Program