1974 Born


2011 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Support Grant, Chicago, IL
2009 Illinois Arts Council Photography Fellowship, Chicago, IL
2008 Light Work Artist-in-Residence, Syracuse, NY
2007 Cadre Arts Grant for Visual Artists
2006 One Hundred Portfolios, Photography Now, Wright State University
2005 Emerging Artist Grant Nominee, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY
2005 Top 50 Photographers, Critical Mass, Photo Lucida
2005 Southside on Lamar Artist-in-Residence, Dallas, TX
2004 Baum Emerging American Photographer Award- FInalist
2004 The Santa Fe Prize- Finalist
2003 Kodak Product Grant
2003 Freestyle Photographic Crystal Apple Award
2003 Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Award, Dallas, TX
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Solo Exhibitions

2012 Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
2012 Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Center for Photography, Madiscon, WI
2009 Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
2007 Oswald Gallery, Jackson, WY
2007 Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Colombus, OH
2007 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Zone VI Photography Gallery, Dayton, OH
2004 Double Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
2004 Double Life, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2003 East Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
2003 Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003 Dichotomy, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
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Group Exhibitions

2012 Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2011 The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
2010 True Fiction, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Intimate Acts, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
2008 (RE)imaging Photography, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2007 The Spitting Image, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2006 MP3: Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall & Brian Ulrich, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston
The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
San Marcos Fine Arts Center
Light Work
Photographic Center Northwest
The Columbus Museum of Art
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Photographs Not Taken. Edited by Will Steacy. Daylight, New York, 2012 (photo-eye Cat# DQ887S)
A Guide to Collecting Contemporary Photography. Text by Jocelyn Phillips. Thames and Hudson, London, 2012 (photo-eye Cat# NT296S)
Kelli Connell: Double Life. Photographs by Kelli Connell. Essays by Dawoud Bey and Susan Bright.. DECODE Books, Seattle, 2011 (photo-eye Cat# DQ795)
Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century. Edited by Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig. Aperture, New York, 2008 (photo-eye Cat# AP552)
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography. Edited by Kathleen Madden and Rosie Spencer. Phaidon, London, 2006 (photo-eye Cat# PI192)
MP3: Midwest Photographers‘ Publication Project. Photographs by Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall, and Brian Ulrich. . Aperture, New York, 2006 (photo-eye Cat# AP514 )
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1997 University of North Texas, BFA in PHotography
1997 University of North Texas, BFA in Visual Art Studies
2003 Texas Woman's University, MFA in Photography

Favorite Photography Books

You Are The Weather, Roni Horn, (photo-eye Cat# PK601)
And of Time, Uta Barth, (photo-eye Cat# MW072 )
Francesca Woodman, Francesca Woodman, (photo-eye Cat# PK107)
Memoires 1983, Seiichi Furuya, (photo-eye Cat# ZD208)
Doug Dubois, All the Days and Nights, (photo-eye Cat# AP576)

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