• Accept the challenge of a mighty land2015
    63 h. x 13 feet
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • New York Times Cosmopolitan, 2015
    Acrylic and vinyl
    Dimensions variable
    Photo: Clare Britt

    Toilet paper
    4-inch diameter per roll
    Photo: Clare Britt



School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
M.A. Visual & Critical Studies, August 2012 – Present
M.F.A. Painting & Drawing, 2014

Oberlin College Oberlin, OH, 2008
B.A. Majors: Studio Art (Honors), African American Studies/Minor: Environmental Studies

The Oxbow School, Napa, CA, 2003

Selected Exhibitions (* solo)


Acerbunundrum, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL
Closer Still, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
18th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Edition, MPSTN, Fox River Grove, IL
The Longest Distance Between Two Places, Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago, IL
bibliodérive, Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL


Ground Floor, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Double Cherry, ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL
*Trunk Show: Kelly Lloyd, Palmer Square Park, Chicago, IL
RETREAT- organized by Theaster Gates, Valerie Carberry Gallery & Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
Surface Tension, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Trunk Show: Stephanie Barber, Baltimore Alternative Art Fair, Baltimore, MD
2014 MFA Thesis Presentations, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
AFTER PARTY, Leroy Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sexy Can I: 8 failed and successful romances, Third Object (2nd Floor Rear Festival), Chicago, IL


Meandering, Hard Gallery (2nd Floor Rear Festival), Chicago, IL
*Fiction Breeds Compassion, Visual & Critical Studies Project Space, Chicago IL


*Kelly Lloyd: A Retrospective, The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
Post-­‐Baccalaureate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Clothes Line, LAWN* Gallery, Chicago, IL


Roger’s Grocery, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL


*Senior Studio Exhibit, Fisher Gallery, Oberlin, OH


Installation for the theatrical production of Crocodile Tears, Downstairs Theatre at The University of Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Selected Opportunities

HATCH Projects Artist Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, October 2014-Present
Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, August 2014- Present
Elsewhere Residency, Greensboro, NC, June 2014                                                                                                                               Oberlin Shansi Fellow, Madurai, India  2009-2011

Selected Presentations & Writing

Desire: A Soapbox Lecture, Kavi Gupta Editions, Chicago, IL, April 2015
Elementary Reading, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL, March 2015
“Cute Camo,” Mossy Cloak Publication, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, February 2015
3rd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group: The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness Panel, October 2014
Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association, October 2014
Inaugural Graduate Conference: Process: in medias res, Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, May 2014