Mike Kelley, multi-media artist, Dead at 57

Mike Kelley, a multi-media artist was found dead on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 57 years old.

Mr. Kelley was born in Wayne, Michigan In 1954. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Michigan. He moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and attended California Institute of the Arts. His work ranged from highly symbolic and ritualistic performances to sculpture, video, painting and drawing.

Mike Kelley was very talented, brilliant and influential artist. You will be missed.

This was written by Guadalupe Rosales.

Guadalupe Rosales is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent projects take form of installation, sculpture, textiles, costuming, drawing, and collaborating. Rosales’ work has been shown at Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY), Participant Inc. (New York, NY), Danspace Project Platform 2010 (New York, NY), Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, MD), New Image (Los Angeles, CA) and many more. Her work has been published in K48, LTTR Issue #5, Paris/LA, Death Magazine and has also blogged for DIS Magazine and I Heart Photograph. She is currently part of the fellowship program Q/A/M http://queerartmentorship.org/

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