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



Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, School of Visual Arts, 2009-2013


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

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