EDUCATION

Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2000-2004, Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography with honors

Graduate Studies in Exhibition Design, 2008

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

"Luminferous Aether," Chandi Kelley and Marissa Long, Transformer, Washington, DC (2017)

"Unnatural Histories," Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC (2013)

“Timelines,” Vivid Solutions, Washington, DC (2009)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Transformer 13th Annual Silent Auction,” Katzen Art Center at the American University Museum, Washington, DC (2016)

“This End Up,” Project Dispatch at the Nano Gallery at DC Arts Center, Washington, DC (2016)

“Life Soundtrack: Prince, Bowie &,” Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC (2016), Nehemiah Dixon III and Spencer Dormitzer, Curators

"Emulsion 2016," Gallery O on H, Washington, DC (2016), Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Juror

“Transformer 12th Annual Silent Auction,” Katzen Art Center at the American University Museum, Washington, DC (2015)

"Yes Please Thank You," Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2015)

“Tilling Phase,” Future home of Art Works Now, Hyattsville, MD (2015), Amy Hughes Braden, Curator

“Pulse 15,” Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC (2015)

"Survey Says," Project Dispatch at E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore, MD (2015)

“Transformer 11th Annual Silent Auction,” Katzen Art Center at the American University Museum, Washington, DC (2014)

"Unseen," Project Dispatch at The John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2014)

"Art Night 2014," Washington Project for the Arts at Hickok Cole, Washington, DC (2014), Deirde Ehlen MacWilliams, Curator

"Atmosphere," Transformer, Washington, DC (2014)

"And Then: varied approaches to narrative," Marlboro Gallery at Prince Georges Community College, Largo MD (2014), John Anderson, Curator

"Under 500," Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (2013)

“Transformer 10th Annual Silent Auction,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2013)

"Mint Condition," Project Dispatch at Outer Space, Washington, DC (2013)

“artNOW: DC,” The Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Chestertown, MD (2013), Heather Harvey and Natalie Cheung, Curators

"One of Five," Project Dispatch at Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC (2012), Victoria Greising, Curator

“Transformer 9th Annual Silent Auction,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2012)

"fascinated by," Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC (2012), Victoria Greising, Curator

"Signals," District of Columbia Arts Center, Washingon, DC (2012), Jim Mahoney, Curator

"Natural Fallacy," 87 Florida, Washington, DC (2012), 229 Collective and Aether Art Projects, Curators

"Loose Ends," District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC (2012), Deborah Anzinger, Curator

"Crossing the Line," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2012), Barbara O'Brien, Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

"Magnifying Memories, Isolating Ideas," Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD (2012), Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Curator

"Part and Parcel," The Fridge, Washington, DC (2011) 

"Hope Chest," GreenHouse11, Washington, DC (2011), Becca Kallem, Curator

"Taking a Closer Look," The Park School, Baltimore, MD (2011)

“Something Other Than The Present,” District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC (2011), Blair Murphy, Curator

“Old Fashioned New Media,” Flashpoint, Washington, DC (2011), Karyn Miller, Curator

“New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA),” Salon Corcoran, Miami, FL (2010)

“Now at Night,” Salon Preview, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2010)

“All Photo Alumni Exhibition,” Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC (2010), Colby Caldwell, Curator and Cynthia Connolly, Curator, Artisphere

“Art in Embassies Program,” Department of State, Work in the Permanent Collection of the U.S Embassy in Malta (2010)

“Barter,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (2010), Blair Murphy, Curator

“Facts and Fictions,” District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C. (2010), Blair Murphy, Curator

“One Hour Photo,” Katzen Art Center at the American University Museum, Washington, D.C. (2010)

“A Contact Sheet : Honfleur’s Represented Artists + Local Favorites,” Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C. (2009)

“2009 Juried Alumni Exhibition,” Gallery 31, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2009), George Hemphill, Juror, Hemphill Fine Arts

"Photo Focus," Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC (2007), Sharon Farmer, Juror

"Continuing Education Juried Exhibition," Gallery 31, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2007), Laurie Adamson, Juror, Adamson Gallery; Annie Gawlak, Juror, G Fine Art; George Hemphill, Juror, Hemphill;  Andrea Pollan, Juror, Curator's Office

"Art and Soul," National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda, MD (2005) Gordon Anson, Juror, Deputy Chief of Design, National Gallery of Art

"First Exposure," Chandi Kelley and Rob Saccardi, Gallery Connect, Washington, DC. (2004)

All Senior Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (2004), Paul Roth, Curator

"This Has Been," Senior Thesis Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (2004)

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

"Lower Moments," Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, DC  (2015), Co-curated with Kristina Bilonick

"External Memory," District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC (2013)

“Complementary,” Wisconsin Avenue Studios, Washington, DC (2013), Presented with Jack Rasmussen, Carol Brown Goldberg, and J.W. Mahoney

"Low Moments," Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, DC  (2012), Co-curated with Kristina Bilonik

“One Hour Photo,” Katzen Art Center at the American University Museum, Washington, D.C. (2010), Co-curated with Adam Good and Chajana denHarder

ORGANIZATIONS

Project Dispatch, Co-Founder, Administrator, and Artist (2009 – present)

District of Columbia Arts Center, Visual Arts Committee Member (2011 - present)

District of Columbia Arts Center, Board Member (2013 - present)

District of Columbia Arts Center, Artist Coordinator for Cuisine des Artistes (2016)

Luce Center Foundation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lecturer (2014)

Transformer, Artist Nominator for 11th Annual Transformer Silent Auction, American University (2014)

Outer Space, Co-Founder and Co-Director (2012 – 2013)

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Panelist, "Works and Practice," Panel presentation with curator, Paula Tsai, and Transformer DC, Beijing, China (2013)

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Workshop, "Flying Postcards," Beijing, China (2013)

Washington College, Panelist, “artNOW: DC,” Chestertwon, MD (2013)

Arlington Public Library, Juror, “Spine Poetry Contest,” Arlington, VA (2013)

The Studio Visit, Panelist, "Packaging Yourself: Putting It All Together," Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint, Washington, DC (2012)

Transformer, Artist Nominator for 9th Annual Transformer Silent Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2012)

Sparkplug, The District of Columbia Arts Center Artist Collective, Artist (2010 – 2012)

Publisher’s Exhibition Committee, Fotoweek DC, 2010

AWARDS

Young Artist Program Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2009)

Emerging Artist Member, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC (2004-2006)

Myra Miller Groobert Award (2003)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Review in The Washington Post, March 10, 2017, "In the Galleries: Reclaiming Cultural Identity -Chandi Kelley and Marissa Long," by Mark Jenkins

Review in The Washington City Paper, March 9, 2017, "Transformer Gallery's Luminiferous Aether Exhibition Evokes Ritualistic Witchiness," by Becky Little 

Feature in John Eric Home Magazine, Jan-March 2017, "Provoking the Imagination: Chandi Kelley," by Angela Casey

Interview in East City Art, March 2016, "Meet EMULSION 2016 Artists

Feature in DC Modern Luxury, November 2015, "Local Love," by Holly Mazar-Fox

Review in The Washington City Paper, June 5, 2015, “Tilling Phase: Reviewed,” by Kriston Capps

Interview and Feature on Project Dispatch, January 5, 2015, "January 2015 Featured Artist: Chandi Kelley," by Rachel England

Feature Story in BmoreArt, August 22, 2014, "Project Dispatch: Affordable Art Subscriptions for Collectors," by Michael Iacovone.

Review in The Washington City Paper, April 7, 2014, “Local Artists Interpret Beijing in Transformer’s ‘Atmosphere’,” by Louis Jacobson

Article in ArtDaily.org, March 31, 2014, “Transformer presents impressions from a trip to Beijing by four artists.”

Feature Interview in Refinery29, March 30, 2014, “6 Up-And-Coming Artists To Start Collecting Now,” by Kristin Guiter

Article in Photo District News, February 17, 2014, "Art Subscription Programs Deliver Financial Support, New Audiences for Artists," by Jennifer Schwartz

Review in The Washington City Paper, November 29, 2013, "In Topps Form: Artist Trading Cards from Project Dispatch," by Kriston Capps

Article in The Washington Post Express, November 21, 2013, "Natural Wonders," Going Out Guide

Review in The Washington Post, November 15, 2013, "Chandi Kelley, D.B. Stovall & Pamela Viola," by Mark Jenkins

Article in Professional Artist Magazine, April/May 2013, "DIY: Artist-run Spaces in Washington, D.C.," by E. Brady Robinson

Review in The Chestertown Spy, February 21, 2013, "Review: artNOW DC at the Kohl Gallery by Mary McCoy," by Mary MCCoy

Article in MyEasternShoreMD.com, February 14, 2013, "Exhibit brings D.C. to shore

Article in The Chestertown Spy, February 5, 2013, “Kohl Gallery’s ‘artNOW: DC’ Opens Feb 8 with Five Contemporary Artists from Washington,” by Washington College News Service

Article in The D.C. Docent, January 18, 2013,  “It Came From Outer Space: New Micro-Gallery in Petworth,” by The D.C. Docent

Interview with Washington Project for the Arts, November 2012, “Q & A: Chandi Kelley on Project Dispatch,” by Christopher Cunetto

Review in The Washington City Paper, July 20, 2012, “’Natural Fallacy’ at 87 Florida Ave. NW, Reviewed: 229Collective embraces a hyphenated N.Y./D.C. identity” by Kriston Capps

Article in The Gazette, January 25, 2012, “Photogaphers Capture Memories and Express Ideas” by Claudia Rouesseau

Review in Washington City Paper, January 10, 2012, “Reviewed: Esther Hidalgo, Julie Wolsztynski, and Chandi Kelley at Adah Rose Gallery” by Louis Jacobson

Article in Huffington Post, December 2011, "Project Dispatch Show Items Wrapped in Mystery" by Arin Greenwood

Article in TBD.com, December 2011, "Project Dispatch: 'Part and Parcel' Opens at The Fridge" by Kim Chi Ha

Article in Artme.me, December 2011, "Project Dispatch" by Laura Greb-Anand 

Review in The Washington Post, July 7, 2011, Sparkplug at D.C. Arts by Mark Jenkins

Review in Washington City Paper, May 2011, "Old Fashioned New Media at Flashpoint" by Louis Jacobson

Interview with Emily Friedman, Bringing Art to Your Door: Project Dispatch (Radio broadcast episode for Metro Connection), WAMU 88.5 FM, April 1, 2011.

Article in DC Modern Luxury, December 2010, “Culture Vulture: Five to Watch at Art Basel Miami” by E. Brady Robinson

Review in Washington City Paper, July 2010, "Reviewed: 'Facts and Fictions' at DCAC " by John Anderson

Article in The Washington Post, May 2010, "One Hour Photo, at the Katzen Arts Center" by Jessica Dawson

Article in The Washington Post Express, May 2010, "There and Gone: 'One Hour Photo," Katzen Arts Center" by Dan Miller

Interview in ReadysetDC.com, April 2010, "Words with Project Dispatch" by Tori Milko

Article in DCist.com, October 2009, "Project Dispatch Delivers" by Kelly Rand