b. 1991 Kelly Shami is a first-generation artist of Syrian and Lebanese descent born in New Jersey. She resides and works in New York City. 



BFA with Honors, School of Visual Arts, 2009-2013



2021, Innovate Group Show, The Untitled Space, New York, NY

Selected Press

2020, Vogue Italia, Kelly Shami - Feature

2020, Milk, Ones To Watch: Kelly Shami

2019, Flaunt Magazine, Q&A | Kelly Shami "Nameplate Poetry"

Honors & Awards

2013, School of Visual Arts Honors Program Graduate

2009, AANJ - NJ Emerging Artist


2020, Apple: Art Lab with Kelly Shami in New York City | 940 Madison Ave

2019, AIGA First Generation Conversation