I am originally from Alden, NY. I started painting outdoor murals in 1999 under the tutelage of Charlie Flagg, a noted folk art artist. By 2002 I moved to Clearwater Florida where I perfected my craft and painted murals in the central and northern areas of Florida until 2006. In August 2006 I moved to New Orleans where I worked as a Jackson Square street artist and painted over 100 interior and exterior murals. I worked with numerous interior designers refurbishing murals damaged by hurricane Katrina. I also do theme decorating for commercial spaces such as bars, restaurants, office spaces and cultural centers. For the last three summers I have been painting large exterior murals in two small towns along the St. Lawrence river, Clayton NY and Alexandria Bay NY. My work has been published in newspapers and magazines and have also had several television interviews in the NY area. To date I have 11 murals in Northern NY and have recently moved to Alexandria Bay NY.
NOTABLE DATES, AREAS AND MURALS
Painted murals in Buffalo, NY and surrounding area counties.
Painted murals on above ground fuel tanks on the Akwasasne indian reservation in Northern NY for the Tarbell family which owns several gas stations and stores. The Eastern door and The Western door and several others around the area including a marina in Snye on the river.
Painted a Bio-diesel fuel tank for Willie Nelson which can now be seen in Carls Corners Tx.
Painted over 20 interior and exterior murals in St. Pete Fla for one clients business and home, Whiskey Daves Custom Motorcycle shop, repair and clothing store, and Bikes and Babes Bar and restaurant . All located near the intersection of 66 ave. and 54 st. in St. Pete
Belonged to the Clearwater Arts Assoc.until 2005
Belonged to Gainesville Mural Committee until 2006
Painted dozens of murals in the Gainesville area, including Starke, Lake City and Bradford.
Moved to New Orleans
Jackson Square artist from 2007-2010
Work shown at:
Jazz and Hertiage Museum Congo Square Exhibit
Craige Cultural Center Exhibit
Ashe’ Cultural Center Exhibit
Palmer Park Art walk
Big Shirleys Uptown Show
French Quarter Fest
Mardi Gra Street Art Fest
Blue Nile Art Nite
Women of Color Exhibit
Murals at places of note in New Orleans::
Geisha Sushi Restaurant
Houma Sports bar
Batiste Cultural arts Academy
Sci Tech Science and Technical Academy
Big Shirleys Restaurant
Rick’s Daquiri shop
One Sun Gallery on 616 Royal St. New Orleans
Murals at places of note in Clayton and Alexandria Bay, New York State
Koffee Kove restaurant
Clayton Trading Co
Town of Clayton Waterfront project
Northern Physical Bldg.
Alexandria Bay Historical Society Cornwall Bros Museum
SB Manufacturing, Dade City Fla
Catholic Diocese, Cathedral Services building in Columbus Circle
Railroad bridge at Clinton and Onondaga streets in Syracuse NY
NY Shows and Exhibits
2011 Thousand Islands Art Center Winter Art Show
2012 Thousand Islands Art Center Summer Art Show
2012-2014 Cornwall Brothers Museum
2013 Syracuse Art Fest
Newspapers, Articles and Interviews
2004 Akwasasne Phoenix newspaper
2010 Thousand Islands Sun newspaper
2010 Watertown Daily times
2010 WWNY TV interview titled “ Putting brush to barn”
2011 WWNY TV interview titled “A barn made beautiful”
2011 Trade publication for Ace Hardware
2011 April edition of Thousand Island life magazine
2012 Thousand Islands Sun
2013 WSYR channel 9 in Syracuse NY News interview
2013 Syracuse Downtown Art Festival Syracuse.com
2013 Newhouse Publications Syracuse University
In 2013 I moved to Alexandria Bay NY
This list is commercial clients and does not include murals or artwork for private residences and clients.
All interviews and media releases can be found on google by entering "Kelly Curry mural artist"