Kelly Hider is a regionally and nationally exhibiting studio artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from SUNY Brockport in 2007, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2011. Recent solo shows include exhibits at Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, the Central Collective in Knoxville, the Clayton Arts Center in Maryville, TN, and Lincoln Memorial University. Hider’s work was featured on the cover of the independent art journal, Number: Inc. in 2016, and she has been twice awarded Ann & Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants through the Arts & Culture Alliance’s Heritage Fund in Knoxville. A proud Hambidge Fellow, Hider completed an artist residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia in 2019. Kelly has worked as a full-time staff member at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for seven years. Having recently been promoted to Director of National Programs, Hider has held two prior staff positions as their Youth Education Programs Manager, and Gallery Manager. Kelly joined the Tennessee Craft Governing Board in 2021 and serves as Chair of its Professional Development Committee.