Mo Kelly is a fine art painter from Dublin, her work is figurative and landscaped based. She has exhibited nationally and throughout Europe and the U.S. to much acclaim. As both an artist and DJ, she is steeped in the cultural and creative art scene in Ireland’s capital. Her cityscapes capture the energy and style of a vibrant city that is constantly in a state of flux. Much of Mo’s work is set at dusk giving an other-worldly take on the traditional landscape. “I’m fascinated by the trickery of twilight especially the otherworldly dimensions and shadows it brings, using gold and silver leaf goes someway towards expressing this feeling of saturated dark luminescence that I love”
Mo Kelly’s artistic career got of to an early start; she won state art competitions while still in secondary school, this followed on through art college where she was chosen as the only second year student to exhibit in a final year show. Just out of college her work received the highest accolade and was chosen from a panel of artists and presented to the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach).
Sienna Miller is also a fan, likening Mo’s work to ” A rock ‘n’ roll Modigliani “
Last year Mo’s work was chosen to be displayed on the largest billboard in Times Square as part of the ‘See Me – ArtTakes Time Square’ curation.
Mo supports many charitable organisations regularly donating paintings for auction, one such being Plan Ireland, she was delighted to be asked to design their St Patricks Day card which was sent all over the world. Mo’s work can also be found online through Saatchi Gallery
Last April Mo took part in the sold out ‘Incognito’ exhibition in the Solomon Gallery in aid of the Jack & Jill Childrens Foundation alongside top Irish and International artists.
A selection of Mo’s work is currently exhibiting in The Kildare Gallery at Carton House and The While Door, Sutton Cross, Dublin. Mo’s twentieth solo show opened on the 11th May in The Red Bank, Duke St. Dublin 2.
See|Exhibition Space,(New York), Art Takes Times Square 2014, (New York) The Guinness Hopstore, (Dublin), Bank of Ireland Foster Place, (Dublin) Arthouse Temple Bar (Dublin) The Origin Gallery (Dublin), The Blue Leaf Galleries (Dublin) ARTDUBLIN, BT2 (Dublin), The Four Seasons (Dublin), Stephen Pearse Gallery, Shanagarry (Co. Cork,) Daylight Studio, Herbert Place (Dublin) Hazel Williams Gallery (Kilkenny) The White Door, (Sutton, Dublin) Green 19, (Dublin) Mo Kelly solo show, Rathfarnham Castle, (Dublin) Papillon Exhibition Space, (Dublin). ARTTRAFFIC Gallery Showroom in Newry, (N.I) ‘The Nixon ArtMosh’ (France, Dublin, L.A, U.S.A tour) The Kildare Gallery, Carton house. (Kildare)
Mo is also a very successful DJ, please see her DJ Biog for more information.