Sharon Kelly is a visual artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She graduated from University of Ulster, Belfast gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1986 and gained her MFA in 1989. She was co-founder of Paragon Studios / PS2 where she was co- director from 1993 – 2016 and where she continues to have her studio.
Her practice centres on drawing and includes moving image, painting and print, exploring themes relating to the human condition – contemplations on life, loss, healing, memory and the passage of time. Her work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, Britain, USA and Holland. Alongside her studio-based practice, Sharon has undertaken many residencies, site-specific projects in hospitals, collaborative productions with poets, dancers and choreographers and exploratory multimedia projects in the field of education across Ireland.
Exhibition Review by Slavka Sverakova 2017
Interview NVTV (Northern Visions Television, Belfast) by Marianne O’Kane Baol 2017
Article on Virtually There Project with St patrick’s PS Crossmaglen 2017
Exhibition Review of Liminal Space of the Runner, Belfast by Slavka Sverakova 2013
Review of Process Lab Collaboration by Slavka Sverakova 2013
Featured artist in Too Late for Names: A documentary film about infant death by Double Band Films, for BBC Northern Ireland, broadcast November 1998. www.doublebandfilms.com