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Elizabeth Kelly

Born in Houston, TX


Elizabeth Kelly is a photographer and art educator based in Philadelphia PA, working primarily in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques. Her artistic and theoretical work has a substantial focus in the ethics of portraiture and expanding access to traditional photo education which is integrated into her personal practice through collaboration and community work based in teaching and traditional photography.



2020 - Current

M.F.A. Candidate Moore College of Art and Design, Socially Engaged Art

2015 - 2017

M.Ed. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Secondary Education, Art

2011 - 2015

B.A. Hendrix College, Photography Major/ History Minor

Teaching Experience


Off-Site Art Coordinator, St. Theresa Catholic School, Little Rock, AR

Instructor of Photography and Design Foundations, SADI, YAW, and Adult CE programs, Moore College of Art and Design

2018 - 2020

Pk-8 Art, St. Theresa Catholic School, Little Rock, AR

2017 -2018

Pk-8 Art, St. Edward Catholic School, Little Rock, AR


Lower elementary Art, Village Montessori School, Little Rock, AR



CASA grant, Retraction of Identity




Collected Departures - The 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Joint show with Dafna Steinberg, Wanderlife Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Photo but Not Photo, group exhibition, Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition



Silver, Iron, Light, group exhibition, The Mildred Complex(ity), Narrowsburg, NY

Privilege and Consequence, group exhibition, Colorado Photo Arts Center, Denver, CO

Inspired By Words, group exhibition, Millepiani Gallery, Rome Italy

Visualizing the Past, group exhibition, Mills Pond Gallery, St. James, NY

Big Day Film Collective, Collingswood, NJ

A Wave, Still Here, group exhibition, Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA 


Catharsis, group exhibition, Play + Inspire Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Private exhibition St. Theresa Catholic School, Little Rock, Arkansas


Elucidation group show, Hendrix College

Permanent Private Collections

St. Theresa Catholic School, Little Rock, AR


Common Ground - An Annual Female and Non-Binary Artist Zine, Borderline Press, 2022

Inspired by Words Exhibition Catalog, LoosenArt, 2021