Kelly McLane
Lives and works in Los Angeles.




1994      MFA, University of California, Davis, California

1991      BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri


Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Exhibitions


2017      Peckerwoods, DENK Gallery, Los Angeles, Californa

2009      On the Road to Trona, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California

              And Swine Flew Too, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2007      American Idle, CRG Gallery, New York City, New York 

2006      Big Rock Candy Mountain, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California 

2004      Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (brochure)

              Chemical/Tropical, CRG Gallery, New York City, New York

2003      I Dream of Vegas, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

              Bigger Than Us: Russell Crotty and Kelly McLane, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona 

2002      The Gravity of Nature, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2000      Just the Facts, Ma'am, Miller/Durazo Fine Art, Los Angeles, California

              Black Market Gnome, Delirium Tremens Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1999      Stupid Pet Tricks, George's Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1998      Corn, Dirt Gallery, Hollywood, California

1997      New Works, Miller/Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, California

              Some Wicked People Do Prosper, Gallery Galgano, West Hollywood, California

1996      Recent Work, Acme Fine Art, San Francisco, California

1994      Big Meat, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis


Group Exhibitions


2015      Pedagogy, Orange Coast College Art Gallery, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa,

              California (Upcoming, January 2015)

2013      Pretty Vacant, Lindbrook House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012      Pinch and Pull, XVY Art and Design Gallery, Los Angeles, California

              Tomorrowland, California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California

2011      Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizutti Collection by Women Artist’, The Pizzuti

              Collection: Gallery at Two Miranova Place, Columbus, Ohio (Catalogue)

              Artist’s in Residence, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, California

2010      Fuckhead's, Kinkaid Gallery, Culver City, California

2009      Let There Be Light, Raid Art Projects, Los Angeles, California

              Sea Change, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Cypress, California (Guest curated by Michael 


              Mighty Daggers Do Small Paintings Throw, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California    

              Animal Attraction, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, Nevada

2008      Strange Circus: The Art of I-Ling Eileen Lin and Kelly McLane, Rohrer Fine Art, Laguna Beach, 


              The Unruly and the Humorous, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

              Apocalypse Yesterday!, Peggy Phelps Gallery Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, 

              Claremont, California

              Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NewYork

              Out Of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the LOGAN 

              COLLECTION, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (catalog)

2007      Endangered Wasteland, CRG Gallery, New York City, New York

              Phantasmania, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri (catalog)

              Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (catalog)

              Summer Stock, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2006      Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection, University of Denver, 

              Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver Colorado (catalog)

              Out of Line: Drawings from The Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson  

              Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

              Captive: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Gatov Gallery, California State University 

              Long Beach, Long Beach, California

              Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

              Telling, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

              Drawn Together/Collapse Apart, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, California

2005      Apocalypse Soon!, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, California

              In-house Outside, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, California

              New Works on Paper, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

              Rogue Wave ’05, L.A. Louver, Venice, California (catalog)

              The Great Outdoors, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004      SPF: Self-Portraits, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

              Story/Line, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California

              Blue Sky: visionaries, romantics, dreamers, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont,   

              California (catalog)

2003      Nine Artists All Jammed in One Room, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, 

              Claremont, California

              For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British    

              Columbia, Canada (catalog)

              conversations, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, California    

              Small Measures, Sharon Essor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

              Works on Paper: Recent Drawings, CRG Gallery, New York City, New York

2002-03 L.A. Post Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; Otis College of Art and 

              Design, Los Angeles, California (brochure)



Public Collections


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

UCLA/Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Orange County Museum of Art, 

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

San Diego Museum of Modern Art

University of Washington, Seattle Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon




2012      Tucker, Annie.  “The Future Today, Disney’s Tomorrowland Inspires an Art Show at CSU 

              NorthridgeLA Weekly, November 10 – December 6, 2012: Vol. 35/ N0. 1. page 41. (Illustrated)

              Nunnerly, Sandra.  “Artiste En Résidence” Point De Vue, October 16, 2012: page 4. (Illustrated)

2009      Pagel, David.  "Fantastically Unsavory" Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2009: D18 (illustrated)

2007      Pepe, Sheila. "Into the Wild", Gay City News, March 28, 2007.

2006      Bedford, Christopher. "Reviews", Tema Celeste, September, 2006.

              Ollman, Leah. “Anxiety is Part of the Rich landscape,” The Los Angeles Times, June 2, 

              2006, E18-19.

              “Torrance Art Museum puts on another ‘Telling’ exhibition.” Daily Breeze, May 2 , 2006, 


2005      Vincent, Steven.  “Kelly McLane at CRG.”  Art in America, March: 135 (illustrated).

2005      "State of the Art: L.A. 05", LA Weekly, October 28, 2005.

2004      Westbrook, Lindsey.  “‘Story/Line’ at New Langton Arts.”  Artweek, Vol. 35, No. 5, June 


              Bing, Alison.  “Completely Drawn In.”, April 8-14.

    , Issue #100.

              Litt, Steven.  “A painter draws on her imagination yet fails to fascinate.”  The Plain 

              Dealer, (Cleveland, OH) 13 June: J9 (illustrated).

              Comba, Steve and Rebecca McGrew.  Blue Sky: visionaries, romantics, dreamers.  

              Claremont, California: Pomona College Museum of Art (with essays by Amy Gerstler and 

              Kristina Newhouse) (exhibition catalogue).

2003      Gill, Alexandra.  “Along the right lines.”  The Globe and Mail, 26 July: R2.

              Laurance, Robin.  “Young Artists Are Drawn to Age-Old Form.”  The Georgia Straight

              17-24 July: 52.

              Enright, Nicola.  “Drawing the World.”  North Shore News, 11 July.

              Rowe, Dan.  “deconstruction involves destroying 7,000 personal items.”  The Vancouver 

              Sun, 30 June: C1, C6.

              Scott, Michael.  “Drawing on Experience.”  The Vancouver Sun, 26 June - 3 July: C16-17.

              Hill, Mary Frances.  “VAG goes back to the drawing board.”  Westender, 19-25 June: 18.

              Newhouse, Kristina.  “Untamed Industry.”, 10 July     


              Myers, Holly.  “Redefining boundaries of what’s hip.”  Los Angeles Times, 28 July: E8, 9.

              Zevitas, Steven T., ed.  New American Paintings, Volume 7, Number 6, January.  Boston,   

              Massachusetts: The Open Studios Press: 118-121 (illustrated).

              Duncan, Michael.  “Kelly McLane at Angles.”  Art in America, Vol. 91, No. 1, January: 117 


2002      Gobel, James.  21 Paintings From L.A..  San Bernardino: Fullerton Art Gallery, California 

              State University (illustrated).

              Fischer, Jack.  ‘LA Post Cool’ looks inside.”  San Jose Mercury News, 8 December: 3E-4E.    

              Miles, Christopher.  “Kelly McLane, Angles Gallery.”  Artforum, Summer 2002: 182 (illustrated).

              Chattopadhyay, Collette.  “Kelly McLane at Angles Gallery.”  Artweek, Volume 33, No.4, May   

              2002: 20 (illustrated).

              Harvey, Doug.  “Styroforms: Martin Durazo’s building blocks; plus Kelly McLane’s    

              dreamscapes.”  LA Weekly, 19-25 April 2002: 40 (illustrated).

              Ollman, Leah.  “Dealing with Gravity in All Its Meanings.”  Los Angeles Times, 12. April: F28.

              ZYZZYVA, VOl. XVIII, No. 1, spring 2002: 106-107 (illustration).

              Ollman, Leah.  “Scribes of Precision and Obsession.”  Los Angeles Times, 11 January, 

              2002: F29, F30 (illustrated).