PERFORMANCE DRAWING INSTALLATION ARTIST Focusing on live art and performance drawing, Kellie O’Dempsey develops inclusive, site-specific installations and performances. Hybrid in form, works can incorporate projection, video, collage, architectural space, gestural line, performance and digital drawing; her interdisciplinary approach experiential and emergent. Creating in both solo and in collaborative formats with sound artists and contemporary dance practitioners, this diverse practice investigates notions of transformation through improvisation and happenstance. O’Dempsey’s public and private production enables an inclusive form of cultural interaction via performance and play.  The performance drawing works invite the audience to engage directly with the visceral process of making. Kellie’s performances include; Art after Dark, Pier2/3 18th Biennale of Sydney, MONA FOMA, Hobart, and The Firehouse, New York, White Night Melbourne Group shows include: 2014: Is this Art?- dLux Arterial Gallery, Sydney/ A general map of caves, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery NSW/ Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2013: Drawn to experience, POP Gallery Queensland College of the Arts Kellie is currently completing a Doctorate in Visual Arts at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane.

2014- (currently completing) Doctorate in Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2008 -10 Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW,  MA in Research, The spectacle of  performance drawing
1999 Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma of Film and Television (Animation)
1996 Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing major)   

2014-17 Lecturer in Drawing , Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane   

exhibitions/performances/ group exhibitions   
Resistance Movement
, in collaboration with Jennifer Wroblewski, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, New York
Eysium, Public Art Project, Byron Shire Council, Byron Bay, NSW
Lightening Field
, Teneriffe Waterhouse, The Laundry Artspace for BARI Festival, QLD Just Draw (group show) Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle and Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW Is this Art- dTour, dlux (group show), Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW It’s Liquid Experimental Cinema And Video Art Festival (screening), Kent, UK Before I leave (silent), with Piyali Gosh (India), POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
Draw to Perform Symposium 2015, Number 3, London Traces of the inbetween, Eagle Lane, Brisbane City Council Vibrant Lanes, QLD uNatural, collaboration with Jaanika Peerna (NY/Estonia) ANU Canberra White Night Melbourne, Draw/ Delay, 12 hour performance collaboration with Sound artist Michael Dick 2014
Watershed International congress, University of Barcelona, Spain dlux Is this Art V2, dLux Arteral Gallery, Sydney A general map of caves: Drawing exhibition, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Finalist), Caloundra Regional Gallery J ADA Drawing Symposium, performance collaboration with Tod Fuller, Grafton Regional Gallery 2 2013 
Live Drawing in the Vitrine, Draw International Research Centre, Calyus, France Dear Mum, A book about Death, The Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW Drawn to experience, POP Gallery Queensland College of the Arts 2012 
The Firehouse, Brooklyn, New York Art after Dark, Pier2/3 18th Beinnale of Sydney Mutable+Luminous– MONA FOMA, Hobart, Tasmania The JADA Drawing Prize (Finalist), Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW The real and the illusory - Loughborough University Drawing Research Conference, UK The Drawing Group, Rembrandt in the Bolten Pardigm, Lismore Regional Gallery 2011
Paper Jam Roll, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art, Brisbane Moving lines– next Art Gallery, Southern Cross Uni Lismore 2010
Glamor Performance, M on the Bund, Shanghai, China Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2010 (Finalist) Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC 2009  
The Spectacle of Live Drawing Tweed Regional Art Galley, Murwillumbah 2008 
Home studio & Home front–24/7&Norco, Lismore Regional Art Gallery Hang live hang still in the valley– Artisan 24/7, Brisbane. there is roadkill on the walls - The Brisbane Powerhouse              Home - Lismore Regional Gallery 2007 Convictions– Nanjing, University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China   grants/awards/residencies   2016  unSeen, Metro Arts, Professional development residency with Sarah Houbolt 2015  Bundanon Residency, Visual Producer with Dance Integrated Australia 2014  Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship– PHD Candidature QCA, Brisbane NAVA Travel Grant for Future Forward, Sydney Critical Path, Taste and Testers: Artist residency and Development with Tanya Voges Artist in Residence, at The Big Ci, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW 2013 Artist in Residence, Draw International Research Centre, Calyus, France 2012  Arts NSW, Quick response grant Artstart – Professional development grant Australia Arts Council Artist in Residence, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York 2011 Freerange – Artist In Residence development collaboration Metro Arts & Australia Council, Brisbane Artist in Residence, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 2008-10  Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship– Masters Candidature S.C.U. Lismore 2004-05 Queensland Arts Council - Regional Exhibition Tour, Drawings that Dance   curatorial   2015 Drawing International Brisbane (DIB) Symposium, Exhibitions Program Co-Convenor, Presented by Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research
2013 Drawn to Experience, POP Gallery, South Brisbane and School of Art Gallery 
Drawn to Experience V2, POP Gallery, Woollongabba, Brisbane and School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra 
in conjunction with the Drawing International Brisbane (DIB) Symposium