February Virtual Studio Tour with Ryan Wilson Kelly

Man seated on stool with an over-sized goat head mask made of paper mache

Friday, February 12, 2021
4:00 p.m.




Check out this video to watch the February Virtual Studio Tour With Artist Ryan Wilson Kelly.

Ryan Wilson Kelly is an assistant professor in Western’s Art & Art History Department, teaching ceramics and 3-D foundations. Before coming to Western, he lived and worked in Philadelphia where he was a resident artist at The Clay Studio, a co-curator at Practice Gallery, and a recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship. His collaborations in dance and theater include credits in the Green Porno series by Isabella Rossellini.

Kelly’s training and background are in ceramics. His own work ranges from performance and video to object-based installations. He is grounded in his love for small ceramic sculptures as well as large mixed media sets and assemblages. He draws inspiration from American mythology, historical inaccuracies, and the curious storytelling that finds its way into our material culture and decorative arts. Kelly celebrates the myopic strangeness often preserved in our souvenirs, monuments, and commemorations.

Ryan Kelly ceramic pieces. Cat head on left and Pizza Ape on right.
Fran Maas

Questions & Accommodations

I’m Fran Maas, Program Director for this event. If you have any questions or comments, call me at (360) 650-3353 or email me at fran.maas@wwu.edu . 

There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please select the option on the registration form. Advance notice of 3-7 days is appreciated.