Margaret McCurry Lectureship in the Design Arts: Norman Kelley, “Things not as they are”
A close examination of architecture and design’s relationship to translations in two- and three-dimensions.
Norman Kelley is an architecture and design collaborative based in Chicago and New Orleans. Founded in 2012 by Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, their work draws on the limits between two- and three-dimensions. Results vary in scale and medium: site-specific drawings, furniture, and architectural interiors. Thomas Kelley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Carrie Norman is a registered architect (Louisiana, Illinois, and New York) and an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. The collaborative has contributed work to the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial (2014), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015, 2017) and is a recipient of the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize (2014) and a United States Artists Fellowship (2018). Their design work is represented by Volume and Friedman Benda galleries. Both partners received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in architecture from Princeton University. Past and current collaborations include Brendan Fernandes, Whitney Museum of American Art, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Sylvia Lavin, Reversible Destiny Foundation, Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Juan Garcia Mosqueda, LAMPO, Aesop, and Notre.
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