Keliy Anderson-Staley




Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Media

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

University of Houston



Solo Museum Exhibitions

Keliy Anderson-Staley: [Hyphen] Americans, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2019

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Tintype Portraits, U of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2017

Photographs by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, 2014

[Hyphen] Americans, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL, 2012

Off the Grid and [hyphen] Americans, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, 2009


Two-Person Museum Exhibitions

Traces (with Amy Theiss Giese), U of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2017


Solo Public Art Installations

Shelter in Place, SITE Gallery Houston (installed outside at Silos at Sawyer Yards), Houston, TX, 2018

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Portraits, George Bush International Airport, Terminal A, 2017-2018

50 Faces of Cleveland, RTA Red Line Airport Tunnel, Cleveland, OH, 2016-present


Solo Gallery, University and Art Space Exhibitions

Portraits, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL, 2018

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Community Portraits (pop-up), DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, 2018

Keliy Anderson-Staley: The Newark Portraits, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2016

[Hyphen] Americans, Society for Photographic Education Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2016

[Hyphen] Americans, Media Center, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2016

[Hyphen] Americans, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI, 2016

Found Unfound, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2015

[Hyphen] Americans, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, 2015

Found Unfound, Cecily Horton Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, 2015

On a Wet Bough, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, 2014

On a Wet Bough, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2014

[Hyphen] Americans: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Orange Coast College, CA, 2013

Off the Grid, Hendrix College Art Gallery, Conway, AR, 2012

Off the Grid, University of Maine Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington, ME, 2012

[Hyphen] Americans, Palitz Gallery, Lubin House, New York, NY, 2012

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Portraits, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2012

Off the Grid, Norman Hall Gallery, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2011

[Hyphen] Americans, Light Work Main Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2011

Imagined Family Heirlooms, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX, 2011

Imagined Family Heirlooms. Art Works. Riverside, CA, 2011

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Photographic Objects, Univ of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR, 2011

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Tintype Portraits, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2010

Off the Grid, Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery, Denton, TX, 2010

Off the Grid (MFA thesis exhibition), Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY, 2006

Off the Grid, Flatiron Photo Labs, New York, NY, 2005

Under Grama’s Porch, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA, 2001

Corrupted Palimpsest (Thesis Exhibition), Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2000


Two-Person Gallery, University and Art Space Exhibitions

Portraits (with Nathan Madrid), Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, IN, 2017

Relative Distance (with Susan Worsham), Kontek Gallery, Durham, NC, 2016

Beyond What Was (with Darwin Nix), ArtSpace, New Haven, CT, 2012

Eco-Diversity (with Jeff Whetstone), Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 2010


Group Museum Exhibitions

We Might At Least Climb a Tree, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, ME, 2017

In Our Own Image: The Genesis of Photography and the Contemporary Eye, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH, 2017

Ladies of the Club: Portraits of Women from the Collection. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016

Currents 2015, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2015

Invitation to Stare, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, 2014

Computer Aided, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, 2013

Making Pictures of People, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 2013

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, 2013- 2014

Between Past and Present: Historic Photographic Processes and the Winslow Homer Studio, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 2012-2013

Dust and Scratches, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, 2012

54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 2012

Photo National 2011, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2011

16th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2010

How Soon Is Now? AIM 28 Exhibit, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2008


Selected Group Gallery, University and Art Space Exhibitions

Old School, New Rules, The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, MO, 2019

Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NT, 2018

CamLab, MD Anderson Library, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2018

Dangerous Professors, Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX, 2018

Super/Natural, ArtSpace New Haven, New Haven, CT, 2018

Ratio Redux, Hardy & Nance Studios, Houston, TX, 2018

The Contemporary Eye: Historic Processes Revisited, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2018

Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Tensile Strength, The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX, 2017

Unbound 6. Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2017

Nature, or: What are We Looking For? Gospel Flat Farms, Bolinas, CA, 2017

Binary Consciousness, University of Texas, Dallas, TX, 2017

Association of International Photography Art Dealers, Edelman Gallery, New York, NY, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Gallery Artists, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2016

By the Book, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2016

Ratio, El Rincon Social, Houston, TX, 2016

A Hope, a Prayer and a Dream, a wheat paste installation, Mid-Main, Houston, 2016  

Narrative Impulse, Lamont Gallery, Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 2015

Educator’s Exhibition, South Central SPE, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, OK, 2015

Alumni Exhibition, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2015

Variations on Likeness, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH, 2014

Expo Chicago Art Fair, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

I Make Myself, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2014

Line Up: Pattern, Type, Taxonomy, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2014

Framed and Ready, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

Light Work Fine Print Program Exhibition, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2014

Art Miami, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Miami, FL, 2013

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Fotofest, Houston, TX, 2013

Talent in Texas V, Fotofest Gallery, Houston, TX, 2013

Dirigo: Maine Women Pioneers, University of New England, Portland, ME, 2013

Paris Photo L.A., Catherine Edelman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

Failures, Lyon College, Batesville, AR, 2013

Somewhere in the South, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2013

Installed, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012

The Playhouse Cube: a video projection, The Lot at ArtSpace, New Haven, CT, 2012

Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2012

Unlived Histories, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2012  

Faculty Exhibition, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2012

DC Fine Art Photography Fair, Washington, DC, 2012

Contemporary American Portraits, In Focus Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 2011

Stalking the Wild Asparagus, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

100 Portraits, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Wet Plate and Mirrors, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2011

Onward ’11, Ricoh’s Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

Onward ’11, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Alternative Photographic Processes, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY, 2011

Open Season, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2011

Photography: Gerlovin, Levy, Folberg, Weems, Anderson-Staley, Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY, 2010

Portraits, RayKo Art Center, San Francisco, CA, 2010

Recent Acquisitions: Collection of Allen Thomas, Wilson Arts Council. Spring Hope, NC, 2010

84th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Going Forward Looking Back, Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century. Traveling Exhibition: Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA; University Art Gallery, UMASS/Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME. Traveling, 2009-2010

Connections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY & San Francisco, CA, 2009

Fractions of Sight, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY, 2009

Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver, CO, 2009

Currents in Contemporary Photography, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2009

Shelter, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, 2008

Want, Dana Warp Mill Gallery, Westbrook, ME, 2008

How Women Look, Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2008

Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2008

Outside Over There, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ, 2008

Space Stories, Chashama Gallery, New York City, NY, 2007.

Sun Pictures to Megapixels, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Small Works, NYU Washington Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2007

What Surrounds Us: Finding and Making Home, Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, Educational Alliance, New York, NY, 2007

Re-Mix: Contemporary Artists and Classic Techniques, Zero Station, Portland, ME, 2006

Portrait and Place, International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY, 2006

MA’s Select MFA’s, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2005

Home Away from Home, Walker Stage, New York City, NY, 2004

Winners: 6th Annual National Competition, New York City, NY, 2004  

American Iconography, The Times Square Lobby Gallery, New York City, NY, 2004


Curated exhibitions

Houston Artists Select: Selections from the Museum’s Print Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, 2017

The Surface of Things: Contemporary Cameraless Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, 2016


Major commissions

Fifty Faces of Cleveland, Inter|Urban Public Art Project, Cleveland, OH, 2016

The Winslow Homer Studio Project, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 2012



Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation, Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, OH

California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

Cassilhaus Collection, Chapel Hill, NC

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

Comer Collection, Dallas, TX

Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA

Haverford College Museum, Haverford, PA

Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

Honickman Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

J. Judy Norrell, Private Collection, Washington, DC

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL

Allen Thomas Jr Collection, Raleigh, NC


Grants and Fellowships

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Foundation Creative Initiative Grant. Shelter in Place, 2017-8

Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance. For Shelter in Place, 2017-2018

Sustainable Arts Foundation Award. Unrestricted fellowship, 2017

Research and Creative Projects Grant, Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston. For preliminary work on Shelter in Place, 2016

Small Project Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences University of Houston. To support the creation of new work for an exhibition at the Lawndale Art Center, 2015

Clarence J. Laughlin Award, New Orleans Photo Alliance. Unrestricted fellowship, 2014

Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography. To produce new work for a solo exhibition of On a Wet Bough at HCP, 2014

New Faculty Grant, University of Houston. For work on Off the Grid, 2014

George A. and Eliza G. Howard Foundation Fellowship, Brown University. For Imagined Family Heirlooms, 2012-2013

Sally A. Williams Artist Assistance Fund, Arkansas Arts Council, 2012

Delta Award, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 2012

Puffin Foundation Grant, 2010

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Photography Fellow, 2008



Solo Monographs

Keliy Anderson-Staley, On a Wet Bough. Indianapolis, IN: Waltz Books, 2014

Keliy Anderson-Staley, [Hyphen] Americans. Contact Sheet 163. Syracuse, NY: Light Work, 2011


Exhibition Catalogues

Line Up: Pattern, Type, Taxonomy. Lubbock, TX: Landmark Arts, Texas Tech Univ, 2014

Fotofest 2014 Biennial Catalogue. Amsterdam: Fotofest and Schilt Publishing, 2014

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Washington, DC: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Exhibition catalogue, 2013

Computer Aided. Masur Museum, Monroe, LA, Jun 25, 2013

Women Pioneers: Dirigo, University of New England, Portland, ME, 2013

Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project. Circa 2012. Portland, ME: Portland Museum of Art, 2012-2013

Installed: Exhibition Catalogue. Catherine Edelman Gallery, 2012

Going Forward Looking Back, Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the Twenty-first Century. Portland, ME: University of New England, 2009

Outside Over There. Newark, NJ: Aferro Gallery, 2008

How Soon is Now? AIM 28. Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2008


Citations in books

“Objects of Uncertain Provenance.” Maine in Photographs: A History, 1840-2015, Susan Danly and Libby Bischof. Portland: Maine Historical Society and Down East Books, 2016, p 162, 178

“Beekeeper.” The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition, Christopher James. Cengage, 2015

100 Ideas that Changed Photography, Mary Warner Marien, London: Laurence King Pub, 2012


Academic journals

“Chemical Apparitions.” NUMBER: An Independent Art Journal, Spring, 2014

SCOPE: Contemporary Research Topics, Art & Design 8: Visual Archeologies of Photography, New Zealand, Fall, 2013

Fine art magazines

“Portfolio: Keliy Anderson-Staley: Democratic Portraits,” Elisabeth Biondi, Photograph Magazine, Sep/Oct, 2016

“Spotlight: Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Spot, a publication of the Houston Center for Photography, Spring, 2014

“American Connection: Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Susan Burnstine, Black & White Photography Magazine, Issue 155, Oct, 2013

“Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Moment: Une Review de Photo, Spring, 2013

“Light Work Annual,” Contact Sheet, Syracuse University. Essay by Geoffrey Batchen. Aug, 2011

“Off the Grid,” Photo Essay, Camerawork, San Francisco, CA. Essay by Melanie Light, Fall, 2008


Writing about other artists

“Interview with Alison Rossiter,” Keliy Anderson-Staley, Spot, a publication of the Houston Center for Photography, Spring, 2017

Newspaper reviews

“Art Valet: Art Stroll and a Tintype House,” Mitch Cohen, The Leader, Houston, TX, April 25, 2018

 “Decorative Art Center: Old Style Photography,” Nancy Gilson, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Nov 19, 2017

“Art Review: Exhibit Explores Thoreau’s Relationship with Maine,” Daniel Kany. Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME, Nov 12, 2017

“Sculptors Transform Imposing Silos into Intriguing Art,” Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, Nov 3, 2017

“Decorative Arts Center Photography Exhibit Combines Art and History,” Spencer Remoquillo. Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Sep 14, 2017

“UMMA Exhibits Prove You Don’t Need a Camera to Take a Photo,” Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News, Sep 14, 2017

“A Vintage Focus on Contemporary Cleveland: Tintype-style Photographs Portray Residents in a Historical Light,” Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 10, 2016

“Faces of the City: Keliy Anderson-Staley Showcases Cleveland’s Diversity in Portraits,” Josh Usmani, Cleveland Scene, June 8, 2016

“Artists’ Mission for Rapid Line: It’s All About Connecting,” Steven Litt. Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 22, 2016

“Phillips Exeter Academy Gallery Unveils Portraiture Exhibit,” New Hampshire Union Leader, Sep 2, 2015 

“DVAC Shows Portraits by Four Photographers,” Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News, Sep, 13, 2014

“Keliy Anderson-Staley at Houston Center for Photography,” Jim Tommaney, Houston Press, Jun 19, 2014

“‘Moving/Still: Recent Photographs by Texas Artists’ Tries to Make Peace With Nature,” Altamese Osborne, Houston Press, Sep 24, 2013

“Art the Hard Way” Eric Francis. Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jul 21, 2013

“A Strong, Solid Finish to Maine Women Pioneers III,” Brilla Konau, Portland Phoenix, Jul 10, 2013

“At Home in Winslow’s House,” Philip Isaacson, Portland Press Herald, Dec 16, 2012

“Cameras Encountering Winslow Homer’s Studio,” Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2012

“Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Review of [hyphen] Americans, The New Yorker, Jan 23, 2012

 “The Delta Exhibition: Not So Southern,” Leslie Peacock, Arkansas Times, Jan 27, 2012

 “Photographic Impressions of Lives Lived Off the Grid,” Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 16, 2011

“Artists Leap into the Moment,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Jul 25, 2008


Art Journal reviews

“A Long Look at Time: The Rise of Cameraless Photography,” Christopher Snow Hopkins, Art New England, Nov/Dec, 2017

“Moving/Still: Recent Photography by Texas Artists,” Devon Britt Darby, Arts + Culture TX, Nov 5, 2013

“Homing in on Homer,” Rebecca Robertson, ARTnews, Oct 1, 2012

“Artists Drawn to Historic Processes,” Carl Little, Art New England, Nov/Dec, 2010

“Exposures: Keliy Anderson-Staley’s Off the Grid,” Photo District News, Jul, 2010

Television and radio

“In Our Own Image,” Broad and High, WOSU-PBS, Columbus, OH. Nov 2, 2017. Television.

“The Surface of Things: Interview with Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Michael Hagerty, Houston Matters, KUHF Public Radio, Nov 29, 2016. Radio.

“The Surface of Things Interview,” Michael Woodson, Living with Art, KPFT Pacifica Radio, Nov 17, 2016

“Interview with Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Michael Hagerty, Houston Matters, KUHF, May 8, 2014.

“Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio, Nov 26, 2012


Editorial and assignment print publications

“Yule Pulling Ice,” Maine: Life in a Day, Portland, ME: Downeast Books, 2017

“The Great Divide: Portrait of Myokei Caine-Barrett,” Tricycle Magazine, Summer, 2017

Cover Image, Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Michael Brownstein and Jennifer Saul, Oxford University Press, 2016, Cover

“Broken Plate,” Tricycle Magazine, Winter, 2015, p 54-55

“Taken Away and Given,” Tricycle Magazine, Fall, 2015, p 52-57

“Tyehimba.” O: The Oprah Magazine, Mar, 2013

“Seine and Sensibility: Tintypes of Paris,” Conde Nast Traveler, Aug, 2011

“Kevin & Seamus,” Adbusters Magazine, May/Jun, 2011

“Hanson’s Tent,” Domus Magazine, Spring, 2011

“Young Art Dealers on the Rise,” Art + Auction, Sep, 2010

“Hive Minded: Urban Beekeeping,” Hemispheres Magazine, Aug, 2010

“Tintypes of NYC’s Best Doctors,” New York Magazine, Jun 15, 2009


Lifestyle magazine features

“Untamed Nature,” Brittany Cast, Maine Home and Design, Portland, ME. Nov, 2017

“Keliy Anderson-Staley in the Studio,” Katie Bridges, Arkansas Life, May, 2013

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: Helen,” Arkansas Life, Jan, 2013

“Keliy Anderson-Staley” in “100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art,” Oxford American, Mar, 2012

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: Couples,” Esquire Russia, November, 2010


University newspapers

“UMMA Exhibits Showcase a Spectrum of Art,” Olivia Shipsey, Maine Campus: The University of Maine’s Student Newspaper, Oct 30, 2017

“19th-Century Photo Technique Comes into Focus at Comer Lecture,” Miguel Perez, UT Dallas Mercury, Feb 23, 2017

[Hyphen] Americans Makes Photography Personal,” Lisa Mendoza, Rice Thresher, Jan 25, 2016


Online reviews and interviews

“Keliy Anderson-Staley, University of Houston,” Photo-Emphasis, Oct 24, 2017

“DACO’s First Photography Exhibition Examines the Contemporary Eye,” Emily Votab, WOUB Digital, Sep 13, 2017

“Why Can’t Great Artists Be Mothers?” Jacoba Urist, Women in the World, New York Times, May 21, 2015

“Americans and Their Books,” Rainer Traube. Deutsche Welle. Dec, 17, 2014

“Review: On a Wet Bough,” David Ondrik, Photo-eye, Dec, 2014

On a Wet Bough by Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Leo Hsu, Fraction Magazine, Nov, 2014

“This Week in Photography Books: Anderson-Staley,” Jonathan Blaustein, aPhotoEditor, Oct 3, 2014

“Old Times on the Island,” Bill Davenport, Glasstire, Aug 27, 2014

“Conversation with Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Gregory Eddi Jones, PetaPixel. May 30, 2014

“Making Connections, Seeing Double at Art Miami,” Jillian Steinhauer. Hyperallergic. Dec 5, 2013

“Summer is No Longer Off Season for the Arts,” Paul Klein, Art Letter, Jul 12, 2012


Selected online publications

“Flooded Living Room,” Time Magazine Instagram Feed, August, 2017

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: Off the Grid,” Landscape Stories 26: Habitare. March, 2017

“Clifton,” Musee Magazine, Fall, 2015

“Studio Visit with Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Lawndale Art Center Blog, May 13, 2015

“Looking at Love,” New Yorker Photo Booth, Feb 12, 2014

“Portraits,” Landscape Stories, Dec, 2013

“Baking Pan Series,” Typologist: Collector of Collections, Jul 10, 2013

“Making Pictures of People: Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Flak Photo, Apr 22, 2013

“Demeka and Damita,” Flak Photo, Apr, 2013

“Portrait of an Artist: Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Face to Face, National Portrait Gallery, Feb 12, 2013

“Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Lenscratch. Sep, 2012

“[hyphen] Americans,” Flak Photo, 2012

“Collaboration with Project Basho,” Fraction Magazine. Feb, 2011

“Off the Grid,” Joerg Colberg, Conscientious, Apr 13, 2010

“Off the Grid,” Ahorn Magazine, Issue 5, 2010

“Away from Here,” F-Stop Magazine, Feb issue, 2010

“Off the Grid,” Platform Magazine, 2010

“Off the Grid,” Video Podcast, Daylight Magazine, 2009


Other publications

“13 Tips for Building Your Fine-Art Network,” Conor Risch, Photo District News, Jul, 2014

“Museum Studies: Photography Programs with Associated Museums,” Jill Waterman, Photo District News Edu. Vol. 12:2. Fall, 2013

“The Onondaga Tintype Collection and the Work of Keliy Anderson-Staley,” Newsletter of the Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse NY, 2012


Conference presentations

“The Photobook Industry from a Photographer’s Perspective,” Panelist. Panel moderated by John Evans, MFAH, International Conference, Art Librarians Society of North America, Fort Worth, TX, 2015

“The Portrait as Dialogue,” Solo speaker. National Conference, Society for Photographic Education, Baltimore, MD, 2014

“The Ethics of Portraiture,” Solo speaker. South Central SPE, Texas City, TX, 2013


Artist residencies / visiting artist invitations

Arkansas Arts Center, 3-day residency to make new work, Little Rock, AR, 2016

Hampshire College Creative Media Institute, 2-week residency, Amherst, MA, 2015

Morris Museum of Art, 2-day residency to make new work, Augusta, GA, 2014

Artspace, 4-day residency to make new work, New Haven, CT, 2012

Southeast Museum of Photography, 1-week residency to make new work, Daytona, FL, 2012

Print Center, 2-day residency to make new work Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program, 4-weeks, Syracuse, NY, 2010

Gallery Aferro, 2-day residency to make new work Newark, NJ, 2008

Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY: Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx, New York, 2007


Artist talks

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: The Portrait as Dialogue,” Hunter College, MFA Lecture series, New York, NY, 2018

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: Politics of Process,” Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2017 (by Skype)

“Comer Collection Honored Photographer Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley,” University of Texas, Dallas, 2017

Relative Distance Artist Talk.” Click Triangle Festival, Durham, NC, 2016

[Hyphen] Americans Artist Talk,” Cleveland Museum of Art Friends of Photography Lecture, Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, OH, May, 2016

[Hyphen] Americans Artist Talk,” Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2016 (by Skype)

“Keliy Anderson-Staley in Conversation with John H Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs at The New Orleans Historic Collection,” New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, 2015

“Alumni Careers in the Arts,” Panelist, Hampshire College, MA, 2015

Found Unfound: Keliy Anderson-Staley in Conversation with Dr. Sandra Zalman, Art Historian at University of Houston,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, 2015

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough,” Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, 2015

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough,” University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX, 2015

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough,” Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX, 2014

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2014

“An Evening with John Gossage and Keliy Anderson Staley,” International Center for Photography, New York, NY 2014

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough,” Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, 2014

“Off the Grid,” Fotofest Gallery, Houston, TX, 2013

“Keliy Anderson-Staley: Visual Projects,” Ramapo College, New Jersey, 2012

[Hyphen] Americans,” Daytona State University, Daytona Beach, Fl, 2012

“Keliy Anderson-Staley, Photographic Works” Hendrix College, Morrilton, AR, 2011

[Hyphen] Americans Artist Talk,” Cooper Union, New York City, NY, 2010

[Hyphen] Americans Artist Talk,” Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2010

Nightingale Bramford School, New York City, NY, 2008

New York Photo Club, New York City, NY, 2008

F295 and B&H Alternative Photography Seminar, 2008

New York University, New York City, NY, 2007

International Center for Photography School, New York City, NY, 2004


Service to the Profession

Boards and Committees

2020 Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference Committee, Co-Chair, Houston, TX, S2018-S2020

Board of Directors, Houston Center for Photography, Vice President, Houston TX, Fall, 2018 –2020.

Exhibitions Committee, Houston Center for Photography, Chair, Houston, TX, Fall, 2017–2019. Committee Member, 2015-present


Donation of Artwork

Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, 2018

ArtSpace, New Haven, CT, 2018

Box 13, Houston, TX, 2015, 2017

Bakery Photo Collective, Westbrook, ME, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Camera Club, New York City, NY, 2009

Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, ­­­­2010

Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 2011, 2012, 2013

Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, 2016, 2017, 2018

Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, 2017

Light Work Fine Print Program, Syracuse, NY, 2013

The Orange Show, Houston, TX, 2016

Print Center, Philadelphia, NY, 2014, 2017

Society for Photographic Education Fine Print Program, Cleveland, OH, 2017, 2018



MFA. Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 2006

BA. Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2001


Teaching appointments

Assistant Professor, University of Houston (Sep, 2013 - Present), Houston, TX

Adjunct Instructor, Arkansas Tech University (Jan, 2011 - Dec, 2012), Russellville, AR

Adjunct Instructor, University of Central Arkansas (Aug, 2011 - Dec, 2011), Conway, AR

Adjunct Instructor, New Jersey City University (Jan, 2010 - May, 2010), Jersey City, NJ

Visiting Instructor, January Term, Hampshire College (2008), Amherst, MA

Educational Director, Workshop Coordinator and Instructor, Center for Alternative Photography, Penumbra Foundation (Feb, 2005 - Jun, 2010), New York City, New York