Current Position

2015 - present: Gallery Coordinator, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


Education

2011 MFA, Painting Concentration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2007 BFA, Painting Concentration, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY


Residencies

2013 MadOnArts, Puygaillard-de-Quercy, France


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Interruption, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN

2014 Remnants: Kelly Hider & Nick DeFord, Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO

2013 Presence, Blackberry Farm Gallery, Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN

2011 Bury Me in the Garden, MFA Thesis Exhibit, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2009 The First Supper, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN

2007 Constructed Vistas, BFA Thesis Exhibit, Rainbow Gallery, Brockport, NY
2007 Artificial Environments , Rush Rhees Art and Music Library Gallery, University of Rochester

2006 Mary Lee and Other Delicate Characters, A/V Art.Sound.Space, Rochester, NY


Group Exhibitions

2017
-Vacuum Shop Studios: Group Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
-Work Friends II, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Curator: Eleanor Aldrich
-Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Catron Art Gallery, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN

2016
-Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
-Exquisite Corpse, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN
-Positive/Negative 31, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN
-Arrowmont Staff Exhibition, Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015
-Open Door 11, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-Of a Feather, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-Something Old, Something New: A Permanent Collection Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2014
-SCOPE: The Southern Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
-Family: Interpretations by Contemporary Female Photographers, Invitational, The Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
-Faculty Art Exhibit, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
-Department of Art Alumni Exhibition, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
-Ripping and Sticking: The Art of Collage, Gallery360, Lancaster, PA
-Art Exchange, The Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA

2013
-Photo Op, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO
-(In)direct Correlations, AVA, Chattanooga, TN
-The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
-Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
-Conditionally Human, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012
-LOVE, Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
-Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
-47th Annual Juried Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
-Amalgam, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-Summer Alumni Exhibition, The U.C. Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2011
-Manipulated, Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC
-Pattern Play, The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY

2010
-3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
-Artistic License, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2009
-Emerging Artist Exhibition, Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC
-Seven Times Seven Standard, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-Estimated Sum, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-Dixie Highway, The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed Jr. Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
-The Contemporary Landscape, Invitational, Kresge Gallery at Lyon College, Batesville, AR.

2008
-Making It: The Art of Contemporary Craft, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
-Six Women and a Shoe, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-LANDmarks: Beyond a Baroque Playing Field, Small Group Invitational with artists Jennifer Pawol and Jason Lanka. Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY

2007
-Etc., Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY
-The Big 3-0 , Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

2006
-The Distance Between You and I, Rainbow Gallery, Brockport, NY
-Between Wisdom and Madness, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY
-[Object]ivity , Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY


Lectures / Public Presentations

2014 Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch with Kelly Hider, Public Artist Talk, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

2014 Guest Artist Lecture, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO

2013 SECAC Conference, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
Session Topic: "I’m a Photographer?"
Paper Topic: “Staging and Construction in Contemporary Photography: How
Interdisciplinary Artists Use Photography to Provoke Truth and Fiction”

2013 Guest Artist Lecture, Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN

2010 Guest Artist Lecture, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

2007 16th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Paper Topic: Yoko Ono's Use of the Abject Body

2007 Scholar’s Day, Artist Lecture, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY


Awards / Scholarships / Fellowships

2016 Honorable Mention, Positive/Negative 31, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN

2013 Third Place, Dogwood Fine Arts Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
2013 Best of Show, The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN

2009 University Center Purchase Award, 62nd Annual Student Art Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2008 J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2007 The Maurice J. Moss Award, Departmental Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
2007 Department of Art Merit Award, Etc, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

2006 The Kathy Parker Memorial Award, Departmental Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY


Curatorial

2016 Double Take, A Selection of Instagram Images by Jason Brown, The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN
2016 TOUCH: Interactive Craft, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Juror Emily Zilber, MFA Boston

2015 Pieces of the Whole: Selections from Arrowmont's Permanent Collection, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

2012 Recollection, The Fort Sanders Yacht Club, Knoxville, TN

2010 Poetry Stick, The University Center Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2010 Reconfigured: An A&A Building Material Exchange, 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2008 For the Record…, Space 86 Gallery, Rochester, NY


Citations

2017 Leppo, Maia. "Talk Crafty to Me: Kelly Hider." Arrowmont Blog, 17 January 2017.

2016 “Arrowmont Staff Exhibit Opens April 27.” The Mountain Press, 15 April 2016.
2016 Murphy, Elizabeth. "Q+A with Issue Cover Artist Kelly Hider." Number Inc, Interview, May 2016.
2016 Number Inc, Cover art feature, Number 85, Winter 2016.
2016 "Awardees for 'American / Woman': Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition Announced."
2016 A! Magazine for the Arts, Volume 23, Number 3, March 2016.

2015 365 Artist / 365 Days, blog post, 2 February 2015.

2014 McRary, Amy. “Artist Spotlight: Kelly Hider, Pushing Boundaries.” Knoxville News Sentinel, 23 November
2014 Reith, Herb. “Presence.” Number 77, Winter 2014.

2013 McRary, Amy. “Emporium Shows Juried Work by 23 Artists.” Knoxville News Sentinel, 3 February 2013.
2013 Pardi, Marie. “Kelly Hider’s ‘Presence’ Explores Existence of Supernatural Beings.” The Highland Echo, 1 October 2013.

2010 Phoenix Literary Art Magazine, Spring 2010, Vol. 51, Issue 2

2007 Kowalski, Allison. “Exhibitions Explore Diverse Ideas.” Stylus, 14 November 2007.


Collections

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, University of Tennessee, (public collection)
Ewing Gallery Collection, University of Tennessee, (public collection)
Mercer Gallery Collection, Monroe Community College, (public collection)
Kate and Ben Seamons (private collection)


Professional Experience

2017 Juror, East Tennessee State University Student Art Show, Johnson City, TN
2017 Invited Panelist, "First Friday Artwalk Workshop," Knoxville TN

2016 Juror, Arts in the Airport: Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service, McGhee Tyson Airport, Alcoa, TN

2015-present: Gallery Coordinator, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

2013-present: Exhibition Chair, Dogwood Arts' Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Knoxville, TN

2013 Juror, Roane State Community College Student Art Competition, Harriman, TN

2011-2015 Volunteer and Employee, The Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN.

2010-2011 Chair of Exhibitions, The Visual Arts Committee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2010 Guest Essayist, exhibition catalog, Continuare, The Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee

2007 Work-Study Employee, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY.


Teaching Experience

2016-present
Community Workshop Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Professional Development Workshops)

2013-2014
Adjunct Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College (Courses taught: Western Art 1, Western Art 2,
Drawing 1)

2013-2014
Summer Art Academy, Knoxville Museum of Art (one and two-week workshops, ages 5-16)

2012-2014
Adjunct Instructor, Walters State Community College (Courses taught: Digital Photography 1& 2, Painting 1)

2011-2012
Adjunct Instructor, Tennessee State University (Courses Taught: Drawing 1, Art Appreciation)

2011-2012
Adjunct Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University (Courses Taught: 2-D Design, Art Orientation)

2011
Adjunct Instructor, University of Tennessee, (Course Taught: Drawing 1)

2009-2011
Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee (Courses Taught: 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D Foundations Courses)