Mary Kelly (b. 1941)
The large-scale installations of American artist Mary Kelly meditate on gender, identity, sexuality and historical memory. Her work is often collaborative, and frequently incorporates text and unconventional materials, including compressed lint (as in Mimus II, currently on view). Kelly’s explorations of feminist theory and her critiques of conceptualism have garnered international acclaim. She is a professor of Art and Critical Theory at UCLA, where she founded an interdisciplinary studio for the development of site-specific, collective student projects.