Keeley Marie Stitt

b. 1983, Atlanta, GA

Keeley Marie Stitt is an artist and educator based in Oakland, California. She earned a BFA with an emphasis in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and went on to work in Chicago Public Schools as an art educator for the five years to follow. In 2013, she earned a MFA with Merit from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, UK. From 2013-2014, she was the Textiles Artist-in-Residence at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL where she worked and taught screen-printing and embroidery. She also worked as a Designer and Assistant Preparator at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago. In August of 2014, she moved to the Bay Area, where she currently teaches art at a public middle school.

Keeley’s art practice stems from her work as an educator and designer to include curating and facilitation alongside object making and installation. Shifting from textiles to wood, from photography to printmaking, the concept of each work often defines the form that it takes.