Keliy Anderson-Staley







[Hyphen] Americans, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL


Beyond What Was (with Darwin Nix), ArtSpace, New Haven, CT


Off the Grid, Hendrix College, Conway, AR


Off the Grid, University of Maine, Farmington, ME


[Hyphen] Americans, Palitz Gallery, Lubin House, New York, NY




Off the Grid, Norman Hall Gallery, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR


[Hyphen] Americans, Light Work Main Gallery, Syracuse, NY


Imagined Family Heirlooms, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX


Keliy Anderson-Staley: Photographic Objects, University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR




Eco-Diversity (with Jeff Whetstone), Crutchfield Gallery, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC


Off the Grid: Photography of Keliy Anderson-Staley. Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME 


Keliy Anderson-Staley: Tintype Portraits, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


Off the Grid, Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery, Denton, TX


Riverside-Americans: Tintypes, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA




Keliy Anderson-Staley: Off the Grid and -Americans, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA




Off the Grid: New Photographs, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY








Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC


Maine Women Pioneers of Art: Dirigo. University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME




Unlived Histories, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC


Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Center, ATHICA, Athens, GA


The Playhouse Cube, The Lot, New Haven, CT


Between Past and Present: Historic Photographic Processes and the Winslow Homer Studio, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME


Installed, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL


Women in Multimedia, Spazio Labo', Bologna, Italy


Dust and Scratches, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia


54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR




Wet Plate and Mirrors, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA


100 Portraits, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia


Photo National 2011, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME


Onward ’11, Ricoh’s Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Onward ’11, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Contemporary American Portraits. In Focus Gallery, Cologne, Germany


Stalking the Wild Asparagus, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA


Alternative Photographic Processes, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY


Open Season, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC




Photography: Gerlovin, Levy, Folberg, Weems, Anderson-Staley, Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY


Portraits, RayKo Art Center, San Francisco, CA


Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of Allen Thomas. Wilson Arts Council. Spring Hope, NC


Hampshire College 40th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


16th Juried Exhibition. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2010. Griffin Award.


84th Annual International Competition. The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. Photo Review Award


AIPAD, John Cleary Gallery, New York, NY


Going Forward Looking Back, Simmons College, UMASS/Dartmouth, Maine Media Workshops




Connections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY


Connections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Going Forward Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century, University of New England


Fractions of Sight, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY


Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver, CO


The Business of Art, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME


Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME


Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibit, Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery, Denton, TX


Currents in Contemporary Photography, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC


What Surrounds Us: Finding and Making Home, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY




Outside Over There, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ


Second Annual Photography Re-imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ


How Soon Is Now? AIM 28 Exhibit, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY


Resurrection, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR


Want, Dana Warp Mill Gallery, Westbrook, ME




Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Space Stories, Chashama Times Square Gallery, New York, NY


How Women Look, Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Small Works, NYU 80 Washington Square E Gallery, New York, NY




Portrait and Place, International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY




MA's Select MFA's, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY




Loose Adherence, Hampshire College Photo Gallery, Amherst, MA








George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, Administered through Brown University


Named one of "100 under 100: Superstars of Southern Art" by Oxford American.


Sally A. Williams Artist Assistance Fund, Arkansas Arts Council


Delta Award, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR




Nominated for Santa Fe Prize in Photography


Imagined Family Heirlooms. Funded through


Funding through Light Work for Solo Exhibition




Light Work Artist-in-Residence Fellowship


Griffin Prize, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA


Puffin Foundation Grant


Photo Review Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA




Runner-up, one of five, Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize


Honorable Mention, Photobook Now Competition.


Honorable Mention, “People, Places, Things,” EnFoco Photography Contest




New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Photography Fellow


Finalist, Duke Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize


First Prize and Solo Show Recipient, Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibit, Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery, Denton, TX




Graf Travel Grant (for Off the Grid), Hunter College, NY






Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation, Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, OH


California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA


Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA


Light Work, Syracuse, NY


Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME


Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL








Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough. Waltz Books. [forthcoming]




100 Ideas that Changed Photography. Mary Warner Marien, ed. London: Laurence King Publishing.


Installed: Exhibition Catalog. Catherine Edelman Gallery. August.


"Keliy Anderson-Staley" in "100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art." Oxford American. March.


"The Onondaga Tintype Collection and the Work of Keliy Anderson-Staley." Newsletter of the Onondaga Historical Association




“[Hyphen] Americans: Keliy Anderson-Staley.” Contact Sheet. Essay by Jeffrey Hoone. September.


“Light Work Annual.” Contact Sheet. Essay by Geoffrey Batchen. August.


“Kevin & Seamus.” Adbusters Magazine.


“Seine and Sensibility: Tintypes of Paris.” Conde Nast Traveler. August.


“Hanson’s Tent.” Domus Magazine.


“Mara & Jaspar.” Adbusters Magazine. March/April.




“Couples,” Esquire Russia. November.


“Young Art Dealers on the Rise,“ Art + Auction. September.


“Hive Minded: Urban Beekeeping,” Hemispheres Magazine. August. 


“Exposures: Keliy Anderson-Staley’s Off the Grid,” Photo District News. July




“Tintypes of NYC’s Best Doctors,” New York Magazine. June 15




"Off the Grid." Photo Essay. Camerawork. San Francisco, CA. Essay by Melanie Light


“Ambrotype & Tintype Portraits.” Moment Magazine: Une Revue de Photo. New York, NY.


Martin Luther King Anniversary Issue. RISE UP Magazine. Kansas City, MO.








"Installed: Artist Talk." Catherine Edelman Gallery website.


“Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Lenscratch, September.


"[hyphen] Americans." Solo gallery. Flak Photo.




“Jessica.” Flak Photo. July.


Cengage online supplement to Photography: The Concise Guide. Bruce Warren.


“Collaboration with Project Basho.” Fraction Magazine. February.


“Winter Pictures.” Flak Photo. Jan 12.




“Lisa and Ariel,” Flak Photo. June 4


“Off the Grid.” Ahorn Magazine. Issue 5.


“Sasha and Meghan in their Houseboat on the Gowanus Canal.” New York Times online.


“Away from Here.” F-Stop Magazine. Feb issue.


“Off the Grid,” Platform Magazine Online.


“Off the Grid,” Poncz Magazine  blog.




“Off The Grid,” Podcast. Daylight Magazine.


“Emily on Her Stoop” Flak Photo. Nov 25








"Front Porch: Helen by Keliy Anderson-Staley." Arkansas Life. Jan 9.




"At Home in Winslow's House." Philip Isaacson. Portland Press Herald. Dec 16.


"Keliy Anderson-Staley: Interview with Virginia Prescott." Word of Mouth. New Hampshire Public Radio. Nov 26.


"Cameras Encountering Winslow Homer's Studio." Mark Feeney. Boston Globe. Nov 24.


"Homing in on Homer." Rebecca Robertson. ARTnews. Oct 1.


"Wandering the Halls of Chicago's New Art Fair." Philip A. Hartigan. Sep 24.


"At Expo Chicago, Artist Keliy Anderson-Staley Photographs Fairgoes Using 150-Year-Old Method."Julia Helperin. Blouin Art Info. Sep 21.


“Summer is No Longer Off Season for the Arts.” Paul Klein. Art Letter. Jul 12.


"Vintage Blends." On View Magazine. Feb/March.


"The Delta Exhibition: Not So Southern." Leslie Newell Peacock. Arkansas Times. Jan 27.


"Keliy Anderson-Staley." Review of [hyphen] Americans. The New Yorker. Jan 23.




“[Hyphen] Amercians.” Miguel Balbuena. The Stand. Oct 10.


“Image Maker.” Carl Meller. Syracuse New Times. Oct 5.


“Two Photography Exhibits to Banish Winter Doldrums.” Philip Isaacson. Portland Press Herald/ Maine Sunday Telegram. Jan 23.


“Photographic Impressions of Lives Lived Off the Grid.” Edith Newhall. Philadelphia Inquirer. Jan 16.




“Artists Drawn to Historic Processes.” Carl Little. Art New England. Nov/Dec.


“Tintype Portraits of ‘4x4’ Community Curators.”  Nancy Keefe Rhodes. The Eagle. Sep 2.


“A Visionary Exhibit at Griffin Museum.” Chris Bergeron. Metrowest Daily News. July 11.


“Off the Grid.” Joerg Colberg. Conscientious. Apr 13.


“Wild and Free.” Lucinda Breeding. Denton Record-Chronicle. Jan 28.


“Art Exhibit Uses Community as Inspiration.” The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA. Jan 27.


“Following Up: Keliy Anderson-Staley.” Perspectives. Center for Fine Art Photography blog.




“Show Gives Back What Photographers, Over Time, Gave Away.” Philip Isaacson. Portland Press Herald (ME). Dec 20


“Conversation with Keliy Anderson-Staley,”


“Interview with Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Mull It Over.




“Artists Leap into the Moment.” Roberta Smith. The New York Times. July 25.








Bakery Photo Collective, Westbrook, ME




Light Work Artist in Residence Program, Syracuse, NY




Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY: Artist in the Marketplace








MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY: Concentration in Photography




BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA: Photography Major








Ramapo College, New Jersey


Daytona State College, Daytona, FL


Hendrix College, Conway, AR


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR




Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR


Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


Print Center, Philadelphia, PA


Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR


University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR




Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Cooper Union, New York, NY


Crutchfield Gallery, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC




California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA


Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY


Nightingale Bamford School, New York, NY




Parsons/The New School, New York, NY


F295 and B&H Alternative Photography Seminar, New York, NY


New York University, New York, NY




School of the International Center for Photography, New York, NY



Keliy Anderson-Staley (b. 1977) was raised in a log cabin in the Maine woods with no modern amenities. She received a BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA and a MFA in photography from Hunter College, NYC. Keliy was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM28) residency program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and is a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts photography fellow. Keliy teaches the wet plate collodion photography process at The Center for Alternative Photography in NYC, The Bakery Photography Collective in Maine, and at Hampshire College. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States.  She currently lives and works in Queens, New York.


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