Kelly K. Pontoni
216.513.6593
kellypontoniart@gmail.com

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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)
Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Cleveland Foundation (2017)
CIA Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art (2017)
Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Cleveland Foundation (2016)
CIA Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art (2016)
CIA Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art (2015)

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)

Selected Exhibitions:

Solo

Group

2020 Identity: THINGS, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 2019 WaterlooArtJuriedExhibition,Cleveland,Ohio

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

2018 HolidayTreats,ArtistsArchivesoftheWesternReserve, 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 100Show,78thSt.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 100Show,WineSpot,ClevelandHeights,Ohio
2015 BrooklynArtProject,Sketchbook,BrooklynNewYork 2014 BrooklynArtProject,Sketchbook,BrooklynNewYork 2013 BrooklynArtProject,Sketchbook,BrooklynNewYork

2017 EscapeVelocity,SatelliteGallery,Cleveland,Ohio

2012 BrooklynArtProject,Sketchbook,BrooklynNewYork 2011 BrooklynArtProject,Sketchbook,BrooklynNewYork

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

Collections Registrar, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio (2018 to present)
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, Japanesse 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)

Employment:

Artist Archives of the Western Reserves, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Present - 2018 - Collections Registrar
Spirit of Clay

828 Som Center Rd., Mayfield Village Ohio, Owned and operated 2004 - 2014

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2010 - present
2010 - present