Education

2011      MFA, Painting Concentration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2007      BFA, Painting Concentration, Art History Minor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

Residencies

2019      Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, Georgia
2013      Noganets Madonarts, Puygaillard-de-Quercy, France

Solo Exhibitions

2019      re: tracing, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2018      Dear Andrea, Cumberland Gap Arts Center, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
2016      Interruption, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN
2013      Presence, Blackberry Farm Gallery, Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN
2011      Bury Me in the Garden, MFA Thesis Exhibit, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2009      The First Supper, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
2007      Constructed Vistas, BFA Thesis Exhibit, Rainbow Gallery, Brockport, NY
2007      Artificial Environments, Rush Rhees Art and Music Library Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2006      Mary Lee and Other Delicate Characters, A/V Art.Sound.Space, Rochester, NY

Group Exhibitions

2020      Monsters Made with Love, Dogwood Arts Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2019      Off the Clock: Arrowmont Staff Exhibition, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
2019      Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

2018      SECAC Juried Members Exhibition, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
2018      Arts in the Airport, McGhee-Tyson Airport Gallery, Alcoa, TN. Juror: Jessica Wohl

2017      Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Balcony Gallery, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2017      Art from the Ashes, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2017      Reprocessed, Small group invitational with artists Beth Meadows and Judi Gaston, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2017      Vacuum Shop Studios: Group Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2017      Work Friends II, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Curator: Eleanor Aldrich
2017      Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Catron Art Gallery, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN

2016      Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
2016      Exquisite Corpse, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN
2016      Positive/Negative 31, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2016      Arrowmont Staff Exhibition, Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015      Open Door 11, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2015      Of a Feather, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2015      Something Old, Something New: A Permanent Collection Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2014      Remnants: Kelly Hider & Nick DeFord, Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO
2014      SCOPE: The Southern Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2014      Family: Interpretations by Contemporary Female Photographers, Invitational, The Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2014      Faculty Art Exhibit, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
2014      Department of Art Alumni Exhibition, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
2014      Ripping and Sticking: The Art of Collage, Gallery360, Lancaster, PA
2014      Art Exchange, The Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA

2013      Photo Op, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO
2013      (In)direct Correlations, AVA, Chattanooga, TN
2013      The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2013      Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2013      Conditionally Human, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012      LOVE, Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
2012      Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
2012      47th Annual Juried Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
2012      Amalgam, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2012      Summer Alumni Exhibition, University Center Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2011      Manipulated, Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011      Pattern Play, The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY

2010      3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
2010      Artistic License, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2009      Emerging Artist Exhibition, Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC
2009      Seven Times Seven Standard, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2009      Estimated Sum, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2009      Dixie Highway, The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed Jr. Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2009      The Contemporary Landscape, Invitational, Kresge Gallery at Lyon College, Batesville, AR

2008      Making It: The Art of Contemporary Craft, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
2008      Six Women and a Shoe, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2008      LANDmarks: Beyond a Baroque Playing Field, Invitational, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY

2007      Etc., Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY
2007      The Big 3-0 , Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

2006      The Distance Between You and I, Rainbow Gallery, Brockport, NY
2006      Between Wisdom and Madness, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY
2006      [Object]ivity , Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

Lectures / Public Presentations

2020      Staff Round Table (online panel discussion), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2020      Visiting Artist Workshop, Maryville College, Maryville, TN
2017      SECAC Conference, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
               Session Topic: “Art and Technology”
               Paper Topic: “Bringing Analog Vernacular into the Digital Age”
2014      Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch with Kelly Hider, Public Artist Talk, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2014      Visiting Artist Lecture, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO
2013      SECAC Conference, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
               Session Topic: “I’m a Photographer?”
               Paper Topic: “Staging and Construction in Contemporary Photography: How
               Interdisciplinary Artists Use Photography to Provoke Truth and Fiction”
2013      Visiting Artist Lecture, Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN
2010      Visiting Artist Lecture, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
2007      16th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
               Paper Topic: Yoko Ono’s Use of the Abject Body

Awards / Scholarships / Fellowships

2019      Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant Recipient, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN
2017      Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant Recipient, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN
2016      Honorable Mention, Positive/Negative 31, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN
2013      Third Place, Dogwood Fine Arts Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2013      Best of Show, The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2009      University Center Purchase Award, 62nd Annual Student Art Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2008      J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2007      The Maurice J. Moss Award, Departmental Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
2007      Department of Art Merit Award, Etc, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
2006      The Kathy Parker Memorial Award, Departmental Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

Curatorial

2018      Nature and Neon, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Juror Garth Johnson, Curator of Ceramics, ASU Art Museum
2017      Of the Earth: Selections from Arrowmont’s Permanent Collection, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2016      Double Take, A Selection of Instagram Images by Jason Brown, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN
2016      TOUCH: Interactive Craft, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Juror Emily Zilber, MFA Boston
2015      Pieces of the Whole: Selections from Arrowmont’s Permanent Collection, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2012      Recollection, The Fort Sanders Yacht Club, Knoxville, TN
2010      Poetry Stick, University Center Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2010      Reconfigured: An A&A Building Material Exchange, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2008      For the Record…, Space 86 Gallery, Rochester, NY

Citations

2019      Nolan, Joe. Crawl Space: October 2019, Nashville Scene, 3 October 2019.
2018      Bubis, Rachel. Interview: Kelly HiderThe Focus, Locate Arts’ blog, 25 October 2018.
2017      Stewart-Sanabria, Denise. “Artists from Vacuum Shop Studios Make a Statement at Emporium Center Exhibit.” Knoxville Mercury, 5 July 2017.
2017      Leppo, Maia. “Talk Crafty to Me: Kelly Hider.” Arrowmont Blog, 17 January 2017.
2016      “Arrowmont Staff Exhibit Opens April 27.” The Mountain Press, 15 April 2016.
2016      Murphy, Elizabeth. “Q+A with Issue Cover Artist Kelly Hider.” Number Inc, Interview, May 2016.
2016      Number Inc, Cover art feature, Number 85, Winter 2016.
2016      “Awardees for ‘American / Woman’: Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition Announced. A! Magazine for the Arts, Volume 23, Number 3, March 2016.
2015      365 Artist / 365 Days, blog post, 2 February 2015.
2014      McRary, Amy. “Artist Spotlight: Kelly Hider, Pushing Boundaries.” Knoxville News Sentinel, 23 November 2014.
2014      Reith, Herb. “Review: Presence.” Number 77, Winter 2014.
2013      McRary, Amy. “Emporium Shows Juried Work by 23 Artists.” Knoxville News Sentinel, 3 February
2013      Pardi, Marie. “Kelly Hider’s ‘Presence’ Explores Existence of Supernatural Beings.” The Highland Echo, 1 October 2013.
2010      Phoenix Literary Art Magazine, Spring 2010, Vol. 51, Issue 2
2007      Kowalski, Allison. “Exhibitions Explore Diverse Ideas.” Stylus, 14 November 2007.

Collections

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, University of Tennessee, (public collection)
Ewing Gallery Collection, University of Tennessee, (public collection)
Mercer Gallery Collection, Monroe Community College, (public collection)
Kate and Ben Seamons (private collection)

Professional Experience

2019-present      Youth Education Program Manager, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
2018-2020           Council Member, Mayor’s Maker City Council, Knoxville, TN
2019                     Juror, The Big Camera: Obscura, A-1 Arts Lab, Knoxville, TN
2017                     Juror, East Tennessee State University Student Art Show, Johnson City, TN
2017                     Invited Panelist, “First Friday Artwalk” Knoxville TN
2016                     Juror, Arts in the Airport: Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service, McGhee Tyson Airport, Alcoa, TN
2015-2017          Gallery Manager, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
2013-2017          Exhibition Chair, Dogwood Arts’ Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Knoxville, TN
2013                     Juror, Roane State Community College Student Art Competition, Harriman, TN
2011-2015          Volunteer and Employee, The Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN.
2010-2011          Chair of Exhibitions, The Visual Arts Committee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2010                     Guest Essayist, exhibition catalog, Continuare, The Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee
2007                     Work-Study Employee, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY.

 Teaching Experience

2020                     Community Workshop Instructor, Knoxville Arts and Fine Craft Center
2019                     National Workshop Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, “Layering: Image, Paint and Collage,” November 14-17, 2019
2016-2018           Community Workshop Instructor, Arts & Culture Alliance  (Professional Development Seminar Series)  
2016-present      Community Workshop Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Youth and adult classes, studio and professional development workshops)
2013-2014           Adjunct Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College (Courses: Western Art 1, Western Art 2, Drawing 1)
2013-2014           Summer Art Academy, Knoxville Museum of Art (One and two-week workshops, ages 5-16)
2013-2014           The Zone: Community Law Office, Knox Country Defender’s Office, TN (after-school art workshops for at-risk youth)
2012-2014           Adjunct Instructor, Walters State Community College  (Courses: Digital Photography 1& 2, Painting 1)
2011-2012           Adjunct Instructor, Tennessee State University (Courses: Drawing 1, Art Appreciation)
2011-2012           Adjunct Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University (Courses: 2-D Design, Art Orientation)
2011                     Adjunct Instructor, University of Tennessee, (Course: Drawing 1)
2009-2011           Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee (Courses: 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D Foundations Courses)