Based in Houston, TX
Kelley Devine is a Houston-based fine artist who works in a variety of media to explore issues of society and self. Devine received her bachelors in Art with an emphasis in sculpture at Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduation, she began to exhibit her works, which have now appeared at various venues from Jonathan Ferrera Gallery in New Orleans to Esperson Gallery at Greenstreet in Houston. Additionally, she co-founded several businesses including an industrial coatings company, a multiple city distribution lifestyle magazine, and a bottled water company. Kelley then went on to work for the Houston Arts Alliance, managing special projects, before becoming a full-time artist.
Devine describes herself as ‘a mother, artist, entrepreneur, and avid cyclist’ and says her art helps her communicate what she sees as the opposing forces within the human psyche. ‘As a painter and a sculptor, I strive to incorporate the concept of how self-perception and internalization differs from the perceptions and assumptions of others, by combining materials, applications or images that are visually and psychologically contrary to one another,’ Devine said.
Today, Devine continues to actively show her work. She is a former member of the Sketchy Neighbors artist group and former participant in the John Palmers 2010 Escapists mentorship program. Highlights include the Red Bull Art of Can 2008, the Red Dot Art Fair 2009, and Additional Support group show for Spacetaker’s Inaugural gallery opening in 2010. Notable 2011 events include the Artist Project New York, Art Chicago and Houston Fine Art Fair. In 2012 her work was exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Fair and later at Houston Fashion Week. 2014 included two solo shows, Face Face at Esperson Gallery and Unwhole at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, and a group show of national juried artists selected by Redbull at SCOPE during Art Basel Miami. 2015 solo shows included Sight Insight at Esperson gallery, 2016 included a monumental public art sculpture and solo show at Jack Meier Gallery benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation. 2017 included some traveling for juried shows in Corpus Christi, TX, Denver, CO and Ventura, CA.