SLiNK Love / Kelsey Linder

Contact: slinderk123@gmail.com

www.slink.love & www.smallworldmarket.org 

Education:

MFA - University of Cincinnati DAAP '24

  • Yates Fellowship

BFA - University of Cincinnati DAAP ‘18

  • Art Therapy Certificate

  • Women’s, Gender & Sexualitites minor

Awards & Titles:

  • Yates & Provost Fellowship Award

  • Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell Scholarship Fund for Equity in the Arts

Residencies:

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020: Artist in Residence @ Zentrale - The Institut Fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin Germany https://www.i-a-m.tk/

Jun - Aug 2019: Artist in Residence @ The Contemporary Arts Center, 

Cincinnati OH

https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/experience/calendar/2019/06/05/artist-in-residence-kelsey-linder

Teaching / Leading Experience:

January 2024 - Present: President of Artist x Community https://campuslink.uc.edu/organization/ArtistxCommunity

April 2024 - Art on the Rise @ Cincinnati Art Museum - Cincinnati OH

July 2018 - Aug 2019: Teen Educator Assistant @ The Contemporary Arts 

Center, Cincinnati. Supervisor: Elizabeth Hardin-Klink: ehardin-klink@contemporaryartscenter.org

Gallery:

August 2022 - April 2024 - Gallery Manager @ UC DAAP MFA Annex “Gallery 429” - Cincinnati, OH

Solo Exhibitions: 

2024 Zemblanity @ Gallery 429 - Cincinnati OH

2023 i struggle to communicate digestibly. @ Gallery 429 - Cincinnati, OH

2020 ART IS NARCISSISM @ institut für alles mögliche, Berlin, Germany 

2018 #NotUrBitch @ Reed Gallery, DAAP, Cincinnati OH

2017 Ladylike @ 840 Gallery,  DAAP, Cincinnati OH

Group Exhibitions: 

2024 “rest in ---” Rodin Response: FIELD family secrets @ Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH.

2024 Self/Realization @ Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

2023 Transitions @ OTR Stillhouse, Cincinnati OH

2023 BOTH/AND @ Gallery 429, DAAP, Cincinnati OH

2023 Its Annoying But Its Fine @ Tabula Rasa Gallery, Cincinnati OH

2022 evoke @ ClubPlex, underground, Indianapolis IN

2022 Annexhibition @ The Annex, DAAP, Cincinnati OH

2022 Criss Cross 3 @ Mockbee, Cincinnati OH

2018 #NiceForWhat @ Rusconi Pizza Pub, Cincinnati OH

2018 SOS Art - A Group Show for Peace and Justice @ The Art Academy,

Cincinnati OH

2018 Swap Meet @ The Carnegie, Covington, KY

2018 Complimentary Opposites @ The Mockbee, Cincinnati OH

2017 International Sculpture Day @ Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park OH

2017 Queen City @ Bunk News Gallery, Cincinnati OH

2016 SPEAK: A Space for Thoughtful Expression @ The Mockbee,

Cincinnati OH

Fashion:

June 2024 - Reclaimed Runways - @ Flora & Flair, Cincinnati OH

May 2024 - Anti-Prom: Adventure Club - @ Alice OTR, Cincinnati OH

April 2023 - High Off Fashion - @ Drip Coffee Lounge, Cincinnati OH

May 2023 - REBIRTH IS INEVITABLE - @ The Junkyard, Cincinnati OH

June 2022 - SHEDDING SKINS - @ The Place, London, England

Art Direction & Curation:

June 2024 - Club Alt'R: 4 the Homies - @ Cincinnati, OH

April 2024 - SHOWCASE - AxC & DAAP MFA launch event @ 429 Gallery, DAAP and TUC Green, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

October 2023 - ‘rest, here, now’ - a play - Co-Organized by the International 

Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University Rotterdam - part 1 @ Contemporary Art Center & part 2 @ University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 

August 2023 - Small World Market: Bridging Gaps @ OTR Stillhouse, Cincinnati OH

July 2023 - Small World Market: Transitions @ OTR Stillhouse, Cincinnati OH

May 2023 - Small World Market: Flowers @ Samuel Adams Taproom, Cincinnati OH

April 2023 - Mecca Jane @ Mecca OTR, Cincinnati OH

Dec 2022 - Small World Market @ Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati OH

Oct 2022 - Small World Night Market for BLINK @ Findlay Market, Cincinnati OH

April 2021 - A Fools Fever Dream @ The Mockbee, Cincinnati OH

Collections:

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 - Poetry Stacked - Sponsored by DAAP, University of 

Cincinnati Libraries and the Elliston Poetry Room (College of Arts and Sciences) 

2021 - “Nympho” Magazine

2018 - "For A Better World 2018" - private archive of Saad Goshen - Cincinnati OH

Press:

2023 I TOLD FISH

2022 Master of Fine Arts 

2022 Interview with Donuts&Akahol: 

https://www.instagram.com/donutsnakahol/