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Heather Ryan Kelley Edit Profile

artist , educator

Heather Ryan Kelley, American artist, educator. Recipient award Border to Border Drawing Biennial, Shearman Endowed Professorship, 1993-1994, 1995-1996; named Artist of Year Arts Council Southwest Louisiana, 1997; grantee Calcasieu Arts and Humanities Council, 1991, Louisiana Division Arts, 1995.


Kelley, Heather Ryan was born on January 19, 1954 in New Haven. Daughter of Charles Peter and Jeanne Therese (Burr) Ryan.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1975. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1984.


Visiting lecturer, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1981-1983;assistant professor, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1984-1989;from associate to professor art, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1990-1996;professor, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1996;coordinator works in paper exchange, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in numerous one-person shows including Irving (Texas) Arts Center, 1992, 94, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1994, Still Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art, New Orleans, 1993, 96, 97, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, 1996, 98, James Joyce Center, Dublin, Ireland, 1997, North Light Gallery Arizona State University, Tempe, 1999. Group shows include Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1992 (1st Place award), Mainstreet Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort Worth, 1993 (cash award 1993), Cheekwood National Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Nashville, 1993 (Jurors Mention 1993), Masur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana, 1994 (Best of Show), 173d Annual Exhibition National Academy Museum, New York City, 1998.


Contributor work to annual auction Southwest Louisiana Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Council, Lake Charles, 1992, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97. Member College Art Association, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Frank Whitney Kelley Junior, December 29, 1973 (divorced January 1988). 1 child, Matthew Ryan.

Charles Peter Ryan

Jeanne Therese (Burr) Ryan

Frank Whitney Kelley Junior

Matthew Ryan Kelley