Kelly Dennís Villalba is a visual artist working in a variety of mediums including analog collage, performance, painting, installation, and soft fiber sculpture. In her art practice, she meditates on the body’s innate ability to hold and protect. She is inspired by her lived experiences and the experiences of those who came before her. By leaning into the organic, she uses accessible materials to transform them into beautiful and strange works of art.
Kelly has performed and exhibited her artworks at the Newark Arts Festival in Newark, NJ, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Mueller Gallery in Caldwell, NJ, The JCAST in Jersey City, NJ, and is represented by Deep Space Gallery in Jersey City, NJ. She also loves to table her artwork at art fairs and pop up events. She graduated with her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture from Caldwell University in May 2017.
Kelly at the Newark Museum of Art tabling her sculptural basketry artworks and framed art prints for "Newark First Fridays: Community Night" in Newark, NJ.