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. 



BFA 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