Kelly K. Pontoni
216.513.6593
kellypontoniart@gmail.com

kpontoni_pic.JPG

Kelly Pontoni

1720 Preyer Ave.

Cleveland Hts. Ohio 44118

216-513-6593

kellypontoniart@gmail.com

www.kellypontoniart.com

 

 

BFA Printmaking and Painting, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2019

 

Awards

Waterloo Art Juried Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio (June 2019)

Creativity Works, Grant self-initiated internship, Cleveland, Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2018)

Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Cleveland Foundation (2018)

Sue Wall Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

Dorothe L. Neibes Painting Award, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

Suzy Spitz 77’ Memorial Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

Selma A. Walzer Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

Frank Wilcox Memorial, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

CIA Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)

 

Curated Shows

Splash of Summer / Out of the Archives, Moreland Court, Shaker Hts. Ohio (July2019)

Marvin Smith: Renaissance Man, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland Ohio (May2018)

Transformation from Student to Professional, Intown Club, Cleveland Ohio (October 2018)

Printmaking and Process, Kendal Oberlin, Oberlin Ohio, (December 2019)

City Reveries, Judson Manon, (November 2020)

Printmaking and Process, Judson Manor, University Circle, Ohio (April 2021)

CONVERGE, Artists Archives, LGBT Center of Cleveland, Lake Erie College, Metro Hospital,  and Judson Manor, Cleveland, Ohio (August 2021)

The Breast Chronicles of Kathy Skerritt, Article Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2021)

Holiday With Archived Artists, Judson Manor, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2021)

Words, Judson Manor, Cleveland Ohio (May, 2022)

Art Through The Decades: William Martin Jean, Greater Cleveland LGBT Community Center (Summer 2022)

Queer Pulse…The Ripple Effect, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland Ohio (Summer 2022)

 

Juror:

    2022 Cream of the Crop, Southern Museum of Ohio, Portsmouth, Ohio

 

Selected Exhibitions:

Solo

2017     Escape Velocity, Satellite Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 

Group

    2022 Pride in Kent, FJKluth Gallery, Kent, Ohio

    2022 Queer Hanky Project, Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio

    2022 We Want Everything, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Ohio

    2022 2022 AAWR Member’s Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

    2022 Portals into Painting and Printmaking, Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, Ohio

    2021 Reveal, LGBTQ Juried Exhibition, Worthington Yards, Cleveland Ohio

    2021 Lakeland Community College Annual Juried Skull Exhibition, Mentor, Ohio

    2021 Bits and Pieces, Article Gallery, Cleveland Ohio

    2021 Waterloo Art Juried Exhibition, Cleveland Ohio

    2021Altered Book, Loganberry Books, Cleveland, Ohio

    2021 Inprint the Air, Cleveland Institute of Art, Alumni Show, Cleveland Ohio

    2021 2021 Annual Juried Works on Paper, Long Beach, New Jersey

2021 Bay Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Bay Village, Ohio

    2021 Artists Archives of the Western Reserves, Member show, Cleveland Ohio

    2020 Identity: THINGS, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    2019    Waterloo Art Juried Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

         No Art Left Behind, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

    2018     Holiday Treats, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

         Transformation from Student to Professional, Intown Club, Cleveland, Ohio

          100 Show, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

         Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

        Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn, New York

2017    100 Show, 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, Ohio  

         Constant as the Sun, Art Trust, MOCA, Cleveland, Ohio

        Art of Giving, Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

        CIA Print Club, Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio

        Emergence Spring Show, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

        Disaster Experiment, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Ohio

        Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn, New York

    2016    100 Show, Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

    2015    Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn New York

    2014    Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn New York

    2013    Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn New York

    2012    Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn New York

    2011    Brooklyn Art Project, Sketchbook, Brooklyn New York

 

Private Collections:

Cleveland LGBT Community Center Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio

Lorain Community College, Lorain, Ohio

 

Internship

Summer Internship, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland Ohio (2016)

Studio in the School, New York City based Internship, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, assisted collections registrar, Cleveland, Ohio (2018)

 

Professional Activities

Visiting Artists, talk about laser printmaking in my practice, Lorain Community College, Lorain, Ohio (2019)

Teachers Assistant, Image and Form Class, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2017)

Artist Assistant, Jose Paul Sacridiz, Encaustic Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2017)

Moderator 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award for Printmaking, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)

Artist Assistant, Master Printer Karen Beckwith and Maggie Denk-Leigh, Litho Printing, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)

Artist Assistant, Debra Eck, Embroidered Binding, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)

Pulp Painting, Representing Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

Artist Assistant, Paper Casting, Tom Balbo Art Director, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)

Artist Assistant, Anne Covell, Japanese Stab Binding, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)

Business, start up, owned and operated, Spirit of Clay LLC., Mayfield Village, Ohio (2004-2015)

 

Collections:

Cleveland Art Association (carta), two books, Kozo Book, and Last Words (2018)

2010 - present
2010 - present