Conversations on Learning – Ross Kelly

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Ross Kelly is a candidate in the Master of Applied Arts Low Residency program at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is a Vancouver based artist/photographer who specializes in large scale photomontage and other non-traditional photo based artwork.

Originally from Ireland, Kelly studied geology at the London Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and Psychology at the American College in Dublin. He also has a diploma in photography and postgraduate diploma in art history from the University of British Columbia. This diverse background is reflected in Kelly’s photographic practice, where—never satisfied with the limits of the traditional single-frame photograph—he tries to push the edges of what the camera can capture and what the resulting image can communicate. He does this through the use of collage and seriality and by presenting the imagery in a range of contexts and situations. His wider practice incorporates various mapping and public art projects. Kelly’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Canada, Ireland, the UK, Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The duration of the Low Residency MAA program is 28 months over 7 semesters. The program is designed to suit established professionals whose practical circumstances make relocation to Vancouver or the resident schedule unworkable. It is important to note that while the Low Residency program incorporates more flexibility than the resident program, it is not part-time.

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