Brian Kelly received a M.F.A. in Printmaking at the Louisiana State University, a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University, and a Certificate in Waterless Lithography from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Professor Kelly serves as Head of the Printmaking program and is Coordinator of Marais Press at UL Lafayette. Kelly holds the Universities Coca-Cola/BORSF Endowed Professorship and has been recognized as a University of Louisiana at Lafayette University Distinguished Professor in 2010 and a UL Lafayette Eminent faculty for Leadership and Service in 2017.
Kelly has presented and conducted over 46 printmaking workshops and lectures concerning printmaking research in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and has held residences at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography and GLATT/YMAGOS Atelier in San Paulo Brazil.
Kelly’s prints have been included in over 400 exhibitions through out the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Poland, England, Scotland, and Slovenia. His prints have been included in museum and university collections that include the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom; Monash University, Gippsland, Australia; Print Australia, Print Archives, Australia; Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland; GLATT/YMAGOS Atelier, San Paulo, Brazil; West Cork Arts Center, Skibbereen, Co. Cork–Ireland; the University of Wisconsin at Madison, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Museum of Texas Tech University; the University of Colorado, Virginia Commonwealth University; Miami Public Library, Northern Illinois University, Eastern New Mexico University, The University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, McNeese State University, Murray State University, Purdue University, University of North Dakota, University of Central Florida, University of Mississippi, University of north Carolina at Pawbroke, Texas Tech University, Nicholls State University, The University of South Florida, University of South Dakota, University of Miami at Florida, University of Mississippi, Southeastern Louisiana University, among others.