Education: 1985 B.A. Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Graduated with Honors. 1998 M.A. Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Graduated with High Honors.
Personal Experience: From 2001 until 2013, I devoted my time to raising my two children, co-establishing a nature based preschool, learning digital photography and web design, and helping nurture my father through fatal pancreatic cancer, and my mother through breast cancer, and two surgeries. These experiences have greatly informed my creative sensibilities.
Professional Experience: 1995-99 Photography Instructor College of DuPage, Glenn Ellyn, IL 1994-2004 Visiting artist workshops throughout the Midwest.
Selected One and Two Person Exhibitions: 2019 Viewpoint Gallery, Meditations on Water. Sacramento, CA 2000 IUN Gallery of Contemporary Art, Views from Within. One person Show. 1999 Dayton Visual Arts Center, Memory and Place, Ohio Main Exposure Gallery, Two person show. Richmond, VA 1997 Schneider Gallery, Saul Leiter, Kellie Murphy Klein. Chicago, IL Trumbull Art Gallery, One Person show, Warren, OH Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Two person show . Pittsburgh, PA Culver Stockton College, Mabee Galley, Two person show. Canton, MO 1996 University of Colorado, Reconfiguring the Family Album. Boulder, CO Elgin Community College, Views From Within, One person show. Elgin, IL Grants Pass Museum of Art, Urban Blueprints. Grants Pass, OR University of Toledo, Art Gallery, Kellie Klein and Pamela Bannos. Toledo,OH 1995 Stevenson Union Gallery, One person show. S. OR State College, Ashland, OR Chemeketa Art Gallery, Cityscapes. Salem, OR 1994 University of Illinois Circle Gallery, Views From Within, one person show. Chicago, IL Dreamfast Gallery, Painting and Photography. Chicago, IL Hinsdale Center For The Arts, Urban Blueprints, one person show. Hindsdale, IL Suburban Fine Arts Center, A Sense Of Self, one person show. Highland Park, IL 1993 Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Kellie Klein, New Photography. Chicago, IL 1992 Southern Light Gallery, Kellie Murphy Klein, Nonsilver Photography. Amarillo, TX Contemporary Art Workshop, Alternative Photography and Realist Painting. Chicago, IL
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Honorable Mention, www.thegalaawards.com-13th-jmca-non-pro-2 2018 Midwest Center for Photography, Developed Work, Wichita, KS 2018-19 International Color Awards, Nominee, Beverly Hills, CA 2017 Lucie Awards, Nominee, New York, NY 2015 Exposure Awards, Digital Display, Louvre, Paris, FR International Color Awards, Nominee, Beverly Hills, CA 2001 Joel Soroka Gallery. Five Women Photographers. Aspen, CO Indianapolis Art Center. Group show. Indianapolis, IN 1999 Toucan Gallery. Self Portrait: Expressions of Individual Spirit. Billings, MT 1998 Chicago Cultural Center, The Photo Transformed. Chicago, IL Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Memory . . . Refinding Me. Minneapolis, MN Schneider Gallery, Contemporary Portraiture. Chicago, IL Valencia Community College, Voices and Visions. Orlando, FL Ohio State University, Newark Art Gallery . Women In Photography. Newark, OH Moreau Center for Fine Art, Sacred Snapshots. Notre Dame, IN 1997 Joel Soroka Gallery, Group Exhibition. Aspen, CO Broadway Gallery, The Contemporary Figure. Albany, NY Viewpoint Gallery , Classic Processes, Current Views. Sacramento. CA 1996 San Modesto Community College, The Psychological Vision. San Modesto, Ca The Photo Review. The Photo Review National Competition. Langhorne, PA Schneider Gallery, Group exhibition. Chicago, IL University of Texas, Light Aberrations II. San Antonio, TX Korean Cultural Center, Group Show. Los Angeles, CA 1995 Indianapolis Art Center, Regional ‘95. Indianapolis, IN Dreamfast Gallery, Group Exhibition. Chicago, IL Adler Cultural Center,Personal Spaces . Libertyville, IL University of Northern Iowa, Magic Silver 1995. Cedar Falls, IA Midwest Photography Invitational VIII. Traveling group exhibition. Green Bay, WI 1994 Lower Columbia College Art Gallery, The Body Beautiful. Longview, WA 1993 Pima Community College, Four Photographers. Tuscon, AZ Simpson County Art Guild, Inaugural Exhibition.Franklin, KY Gallery 100, Photo ‘93, National Juried Exhibition. Cape Girardeau, MO Central Missouri State University. Greater Midwest International Exhibit. Warrensburg, MO 1992 Society For Contemporary Photography. Current Works. Kansas City, MO Nicolet College Art Gallery. Northern National Art Exhibit. Rhinelander, WI Matrix Gallery, Matrix International ‘92. Sacramento, CA 92/91 Around the Coyote, Chicago Artists Show. Chicago, IL 1991 University of Oklahoma Museum of Art. U.S. Biennial IV. Norman, OK
Grants, Residencies, Awards:
2017 IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscape 1999 Illinois Arts Council, Photography Fellowship. Chicago, IL 1997 Culver Stockton College, Residency and workshop. Canton, MO 1994 New York Mills Cultural Center. Two week Artist In Residence Grant. New York Mills, MN 1994 Illinois Arts Council, Community Arts Assistance Grant. Chicago, IL 1992 Matrix International ‘92. Honorarium. Sacramento, CA 1990 Graduate Opportunity Award. Columbia College Scholarship. Chicago, IL 1989 Agfa Corporation. Darkroom Grant. Ridgefield Park, NJ 1984 Purchase Awards Competition, SIU, Carbondale, IL
Publications and Reviews:
Pineros, Benjamin, Feature Shoot, “American Photographer Kellie Klein…”, May 29, 2019. www.featureshoot.com/2019/05/american-photographer-kellie-klein-reflects-on-the-restorative-power-of-water Viewpoint Gallery, Kellie Klein, Meditations on Water, 2019. www.viewpointgallery.org/content/kellie-klein-meditations-water Arden, Patrick, “Critics Choice, Galleries and Museums”, Chicago Reader. Vol. 23:17, Sec. 2, pp 15, 19,Illus. January 1994 Bowles, K. Johnson, “Sacred Snapshot”, The Courier. Vol. 73:1, Spr 1998, pp. 20-21, illus. Memory, Paris Brimmer, Henry, ed. Memories of Childhood, Kellie Murphy Klein. Photo Metro, San Francisco: Volume 11:106 p 20, March 1993. Brimmer, Henry, ed. Urban Blueprints, Kellie Murphy Klein. Photo Metro, Volume 11:110, p 23, August 1993, San Francisco. Broadway Gallery Group. The Contemporary Figure. illus. Natural Order. Albany, NY, May 1997 Decker, Edith. “Photo Pair Shoots Different Environments”, The Daily Courier. May 1996. Douce, Rodney. “Gifts Recipients to be Artfully Impressed”. Tribune Chronicle. May 1997. Fiedorczuk, Julia Syre. Bokforlaget Lejt, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017, Reproduction on cover, Apprehension. Flath, Jean. “Bannos, Klein photography displayed at Clement Gallery,” The Collegian, May 23, 1996 p 7, illus. University of Toledo Indianapolis Art Center with forward by Thelma Golden. Regional ‘95, illus. Family Portrait. Indianapolis, IN, November, 1995. International Color Awards, The Journal, Web magazine, July, 2015. Lewis, Trudy. Private Correspondences. Northwestern University Press, Chicago, IL, 1994. Reproduction on cover, First Communion. Lydersen, Kari. “A Picture is Worth Many Manipulations.” Streetwise. Jan. 5, 1999. Perloff, Stephen, ed. The Photo Review. Langhorne, PA: Volume 19, Su1996, illus. FigureWith Eye; Volume 11, Aug 1997, illus. Untitled, Kellie Murphy Klein. Peterson, Tina, “Views from Within”. Northwest Phoenix. Nov. 11, 2000, Issue 4, vol.32, p9. 3 illius. Rooks, Michael. “The Photograph Transformed”. Dialogue. Mar/Apr 1999, p 16. Stein, Lisa. “Vintage Photography, Old Arts Find New Practitioners”. Chicago Tribune. Feb. 11, 1999, Sect. 5. pp1,6, illus. p 6. The University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, U.S. Biennial IV. Norman, OK, July 1991. Weinstein, Michael, “Artbreak, Kellie Murphy Klein” , New City. Vol 7: 209, p 29, illus. June 1992. Weinstein, Michael, “Views From Within”, New City. Vol. 9: 326, p 28. September 1994. White, Amiee. “It’s his gallery, his vision, and he loves what he does”. Aspen Times. Sept. 2000.