Jared Christopher Kelley


Art and Design, Georgia State University, 2006-2008
Design Studies, University of New South Wales, 2009-2011
BA Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018

Jared Christopher Kelley (b. 1988, Atlanta, GA) is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist creating narrative and experimental physical and digital sculptures, installations, and performances favoring participatory formats. In his work, audiences are invited to respond and collaborate in directed or improvisational ways while their responses are used to inform research in how human behavior is learned, the limits of recollection of distant memory, and how personal experiences can be woven into speculative design and science fiction. Some topics of research include mainstream assimilation after leaving cults, the ethics of transhumanist technologies, and speculations on education and cultural adaptations in emerging media.

Courses Taught

Fall 2020: IDEA 120 - Digital Practices in Design and Arts
Spring 2020: ART 150 - Intro to New Media Art