Objective:

My primary goal in life is to do my part to be a productive and positive force in my community. I have earned my Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, and my Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach. Currently I am the Visual Arts Curator for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and volunteer arts director and curator for the Baton Rouge chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. My passion is in spreading the knowledge of, and the technical skills related to, visual arts in our culture today.  I am a working visual artist in the fields of drawing, painting, and printmaking.

 

Education: 

2016 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – MFA Studio Art, drawing, painting, & printmaking.

2012 California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA – BFA Drawing & Painting

 

Exhibitions/Shows: 

2017 Art Melt, Capital Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA 

2017 Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017, Yoshinogawa, Japan

2016 Art Seen, Healthcare Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

2016 Contemporary Print; An International Survey of Printmaking, Firehouse Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

2016 A Crow & A Hanger, Firehouse Gallery & Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA 

 

Portfolios: 

2017 Homeland, International Print Exchange Programme, SIR JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India

2017 Passions, Sponsored by Green Pea Press, Huntsville, AL

2016 You Can’t Take it With You, Portfolio Exchange, Baton Rouge, LA 

2016 Borderlands, Sponsored by Green Pea Press, Huntsville, AL 

2016 Letters From Home, Sponsored by Alberta Printmakers, Alberta, Canada 

2016 Lightning in the Night Sky, Sponsored by The Sketchbook Project. New York, NY 

 

Affiliations: 

2016 - Current– Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Visual Arts Curator.

2014 - Current – Art Director/Curator for The National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Mind’s Eye. An annual exhibition and gala. 

2013-2016 – Adjunct Professor through Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Honors and Awards/Grants: 

2016 – Joan Mitchell Foundation, Disaster Relief Grant

 

 

*For exhibition history prior to 2016, complete CV, or teaching statement please email kelseylivingstonart@gmail.com