Kelley Meister constructs interdisciplinary, multimedia installations that fuse sculpture, printmaking, and drawing with time-based media such as video, sound-manipulation, and performative experience. Through the use of a rough, hand-made aesthetic, ze strives to create work where the architectural seams are made transparent to the audience. Kelley’s art-work has been shown around the country and abroad in galleries, theatres, online, on the streets, and in impromptu art-spaces. She is also the co-founder of Wreck Family Productions, a performance art and media-making trio, and the now-defunct BenchPress Burlesque, a sex-positive, queer-positive, feminist political performance troupe.
Currently, ze lives and works in Minneapolis. Ze has an MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Visual Studies. Recently, Kelley was awarded the Jerome-funded Naked Stages Residency Fellowship for performance artists (2009-2010) and was a Core Artist for Bedlam Theatre's Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival (2011).