Competition: US & Canada
Keliy Anderson-Staley grew up off the grid in Maine. Her photographic work explores portraiture, narrative structure, archives, photographic history, representation, and perceptions of cultural identity.
Her grants and fellowships include New York Foundation for the Arts, the George and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Puffin Foundation, and Houston Arts Alliance. She has received awards and residencies from Light Work, Houston Center for Photography, New Orleans Photo Alliance, and Visual Studies Workshop.
Collections include the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Houston Airport System, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Portland Museum of Art, Bidwell Collection and Julia J. Norrell Collection. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Southeast Museum of Photography, Shelburne Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Morris Museum of Art and Zillman Art Museum. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits, was published by Waltz Books.
She holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Hunter College. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Art, University of Houston.