Jeff Kellar

Recent Events

Award: Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant, 2014

Shows Recent

Jeff Kellar, Gravity and Light; William Campbell Contemporary Art; Fort Worth, TX; Sept. 2017

Jeff Kellar, Corey Daniels Gallery Summer 2017, 3 person show, 2017
Jeff Kellar, Walls, Blocks and Glimpses; Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME July. 2016

Jeff Kellar, New Work; William Campbell Contemporary Art; Fort Worth, TX; Feb. 2015

Jeff Kellar, Blocks, Icon Contemporary Art (2 person), Brunswick, ME Sept. 2014
Color Rhythms, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2014
3 Walls Corey Daniels Gallery Summer 2016; Fall, 6 person show, Corey Daniels Gallery 2015

Install 4, 3 person show, Corey Daniels Gallery 2014
Richard Levy Gallery; Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA May 2015
Richard Levy Gallery; Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA May 2015; Aug 2016
William Campbell Gallery; Dallas Art Fair; April 2015; 2016
Richard Levy Gallery; Miami Projects December 2015
Color+Form+Function, Collector’s Contemporary Gallery, Singapore Jan- February 2013

Reviews

Jeff Kellar at William Campbell; Barbara Koerble at glasstire.com Oct 13, 2017

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 Gallery Portland 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 (Earlier)

Jeff Kellar, Prospect, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine, Sept. 2012
Serious Play, Richard Levy Gallery (2 person); Albuquerque, New Mexico, January - February 2011

Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine, Sept. 2010
The Leap Show, Richard Levy Gallery; Albuquerque, New Mexico, February - April 2008
Jeff Kellar, New Work, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine, August 2008
George Marshall Store Gallery; York, Maine, 2007
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME; June 2006
Color Space, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2003
Barrier/Space, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2002

Selected Museum Exhibitions, Group Shows (Earlier)

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

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 (Earlier)

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
Kany, Daniel; Surface, subtlety and geometrical grace: Kellar at Icon; Maine Sunday Telegram; review; Oct.10, 2010
Greenleaf, Ken; Off on a Tangent; review; Portland Phoenix; Sept. 19, 2008
Isaacson, Phillip, Maine Sunday Telegram; review; Sept. 28, 2008
Armitage, Diane, “Jeff Kellar and Anna Hepler: The Leap Show,” THE Magazine, May 2008
Adams, Jessica. “Pair of Artists explore form, space,” Local IQ, March 2008
“Richard Levy Gallery,” Albuquerque Arts, April 2008
Ian Paige;
Contemplating Relationships; Portland Phoenix; April 11 2007
Art and Nature; Maine Arts Commission Magazine; Maine Department Of Conservation public art project; Winter 2006

Phillip Issaccson, Maine Sunday Telegram, Icon Review, June 2004; April 2002

Dan R. Talley, Sculpture Magazine, Galley Joe Review, June, Vol. 22 No. 5Jon Binzen, “Jeff Kellar”, American Craft, Aug.-Sept., 2002
Roberta Fallon, Phila. Citysearch, “Time and Space”, Gallery Joe,2000

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

Elmhurst Art Museum,; Elmhurst, IL

University of Maine, Farmington; outdoor sculpture, Square on a Sphere