B. 1980

Education

 August 2007 – May 2010
Master in Fine Arts, Transmedia, Fine Art Photography,Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

November 2004 - December 2004

TEFL, Next Level Language Institute, Prague, Czech Republic

 August 1998 - May 2003

Bachelor of Science, Major in Visual Communication, Fine Art PhotographyTowson University,Towson, Maryland

Fellowships/ Awards

January 2019 Directors Award, Self-Portrait - Juror Aline Smithson, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

December 2018 L.A. Photo Curator's Self-Portrait, Curated: Laurie Freitag, Third Place

October 2018 Bird in Flight, Panasonic Readers’ Choice  Shortlist, Photo Kyiv Fair

October 2017 Project Grant (with Small Talk Collective) Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), Portland, Oregon

August 2016 Top 175,Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon

October 2009 Top 175, Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
June 2009 Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Artist Fellowship, Ithaca, New York
September 2007 Syracuse Teaching Fellowship, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Selected Exhibitions

January 2019 Self-Portrait Juror: Aline Smithson, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

December 2018 L.A. Photo Curator's Self-Portrait, Curated: Laurie Freitag, Third Place

December 2018 Float On,Portland Oregon

October 2018 2018 National Photography Fellowship Competition - Developed Work,Midwest Center for Photography, Witchita, Kansas

September 2018 Looking At You: Intimate Portraiture,  Juried By Jess T. Dugan, Photo-Emphasis

August 2018 Heartbreak City, Smalltalk Collective, Redux, Portland, Oregon 

May 2018 Conversations, Smalltalk Collective, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

April 2018 we’re always touching by underground wires, Smalltalk Collective, Pushdot Studio, Portland, Oregon

August 2016  "MENTORS" Group Show, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington

May 2013 Short Stories, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon 

July 2012 We Are All A Part, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington

May 2010 MMX MFA, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, New York, New York

April 2010 MMX MFA, Syracuse University Galleries, Syracuse, New York

March 2010 Blum, Landberg, Pennington MFA Show, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, New York

January 2010 Emerging Artist’s Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art,New York, New York

January 2010 CONVERGE, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

January 2010 The Photographic Bush, TransMedia Photo Annual, Light Work,Syracuse, New York

October 2009 Artist At Work, Light Work,Syracuse, New York

June 2009 Made In NY 2009, Schweinfurth Art Center,Auburn, New York

February 2009 Matrilineage Show, Spark Gallery,Syracuse, New York

December 2008 Transmedia Annual, LightWork,Syracuse, New York

May 2007 Mississippi May, North Mississippi Warehouse ,Portland, Oregon

June 2006  Breathing Free Air, Rake Gallery,Portland, Oregon

Lectures and Interviews

November 2018 Manufacturing Memory, Photography  Brown Bag Talk, Portland Art Museum,Portland, Oregon

July 2017 Panel Discussion with Small Talk Collective,Photography  Brown Bag Talk, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
June 2006 Art Focus: Julie Bernard, Radiozine, KBOO, Portland, Oregon

Curating Experience

 July 2017 Issue No.13, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Smalltalk Collective

 September 2016 Portraiture: Photography Now, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
August 2015 Portraiture: Pictures in Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
January 2014 New Color Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
September 2009 Luminous Construction - The Works of Howard Bond, Special Collections Research Center,Bird Library, Syracuse University

Print / Online Features

September 2018/ Emerging Photographer Fall 2018, Vol. 10, No. 2

https://www.pdnonline.com/emerging-photographer/

https://issuu.com/eephotogroup/docs/emergingphotographer201810

September 2018/Musee Magazine
http://museemagazine.com/culture/2018/8/15/women-crush-wednesday-kelli-pennington


June 2018/ Book Feature: Small Talk Collective, Issue No. 111, Fraction Magazine

http://www.fractionmagazine.com/issue-111/


May 2018/ What We've Read (Small Talk Collective), Ain't Bad Magazine

https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2018/05/25/what-weve-read-may-edition/

September 2017/ Fraction Issue : 102

http://www.fractionmagazine.com/small-talk-collective/


August  2017/ Ain’t Bad Magazine

https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2017/08/16/small-talk-collective/

July 2017/ Academy of Art University Lens Blog

http://www.aaulens.com/blog/2017/7/21/panel-discussion-small-talk-collective


August 2014 /One Place or Another,Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

https://oranbegpress.com/one-place-or-another

January 2014/ Stay Young Issue 4 - Cover photograph, Editions Ltd.,  Melbourne, Australia

December 2013/ Edible Pssst: Put a Bow on It , Edible Portland

https:// www.ediblecommunities.com/article/edible-pssst-put-bow-it

September  2013 / Portland, Freshly Tapped, Edible Portland

https://edibleportland.com/portland-freshly-tapped/


June  2013/ Show Me Pictures

http://showmepictures.co.uk/post/53780080407/c-kelli-pennington-intimacy-2008-website


April  2013/ In The New Frontier
http://inthenewfrontier.tumblr.com/post/48325226182/kelli-pennington-photography-portland


November 2012/ Global Yodel
http://globalyodel.com/yodel/city-escape/


November 2012/ Booooooom
http://www.booooooom.com/2012/11/15/photographer-kelli-pennington/

October 2012/ Quick Brown Fox
http://quickbrown-fox.tumblr.com/post/33222960719/kellipennington

October 2011/ Flak Photo

http://flakphoto.com/photo/kelli-pennington-late-morning-light

August 2010/ Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show No. 36

http://hafny.org/group-show-36/

February 2010/ Nymphoto - Conversations
http://nymphoto.blogspot.com/2010/02/conversation-with-kelli-pennington.html

December 2009/ Feature Shoot
http://www.featureshoot.com/2009/12/theme-friday-christmas-tree/

August 2009/ ARTmostfierce
http://artmostfierce.blogspot.com/2009/08/artmostfierces-photolucida-critical_124.html

July  2009/ ShotSpot

http://1mix.blogspot.com/2009/07/kelli-pennington.html

July  2009/ Booooooom - Photo!
http://www.booooooom.com/2009/07/02/kelli-pennington-photography/

June  2009/ Feature Shoot
http://www.featureshoot.com/2009/06/bird-photography/

May  2009/ Hey Hot Shot, Contender
http://www.heyhotshot.com/blog/2009/05/07/hey-hot-shot-contender-kelli-l-pennington/


February 2008/ PDX Window Project, Artocracy

https://artocracy.blogs.com/artocracy/2008/02/artocracy-in-pd.html

November 2007/ Views on America,  Artocracy

https://artocracy.blogs.com/artocracy/2007/11/views-on-americ.html

May 2007/ May Exhbition: Effuse - Growth, Time, and Change, Artocracy

https://artocracy.blogs.com/artocracy/2007/05/may_exhbition_e.html


May 2007/ Mississippi May or May Not by  Jeff Jahn

http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2007/05/index.html


March 2007/ Three New Artist, Artocracy

https://artocracy.blogs.com/artocracy/2007/03/artocracy_posts.html


June 2006/ Sold Out by Marjorie Skinner, Portland Mercury

https://www.portlandmercury.com/columns/sold-out/Content?oid=39810