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. 



Upcoming 2022, Solo Show, Août Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2022, "Blad'na" Group Show with Middle East Archive and Ya Habibi Market, New York, NY

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


BFA, School of Visual Arts, 2009-2013

Pre-College Printmaking Program, School of Visual Arts, 2007-2009


2022, Between East, Middle Eastern Creator Feature

2021, Office People, Office Magazine, Issue 15

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 Artist Conversation