Colleen Kiely is a visual artist committed to the practice of painting and drawing, the hand-made mark and the complexities of vision. Whatever the subject, her work focuses on basic human connection and the transitory nature of time.

Born in Providence, RI, Kiely earned her B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A. in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Kiely's studio is in Somerville, MA and she is a Professor of Art at Simmons College in Boston. 
Her exhibitions at galleries and museums include the Brattleboro Museum, VT; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Joseph Carroll & Sons, Boston; Artist’s Space, NY; Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; ZG Gallery, Inc., Chicago; FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL; and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Kiely’s work is represented in private and public collections including Fidelity Corporation, The Boston Athenaeum, The DeCordova Museum and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Awards include two Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowships; Bunting Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; three MacDowell Colony Fellowships; New England Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship; and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Scholar Fellowship.
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