Mission

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts advances the artist’s spirit of critical thinking, risk taking, and provocation in the arts.

Photo by: Grant Mudford

Mike Kelley. 1989. Collection: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

We’ve Come a Long Way


Highlights of the Foundation’s activities in 2019 and beyond.

Still from Superman Recites Selections from ‘The Bell Jar’ and Other Works by Sylvia Plath, 1999.

Board

Stephanie Barron, Chair

Elizabeth Armstrong

Connie Butler

Glenn Kaino

Miwon Kwon

Claire Peeps

Ed Rada, Treasurer

Gary Simmons

Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Joan Weinstein, Secretary


Emeritus

Catherine Opie

Gary Cypress

Jim Shaw

John C. Welchman, Founding Chair

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Photo by: Douglas M. Parker

Eviscerated Corpse, 1989.

Staff

Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director

Lori Dedeyan, Archivist

Rochele Gomez, Grants Manager

Mary Haberle, Director of Archives

Mark Lightcap, Collections Manager 

Beth Mawhinney, Processing Archivist

Carolina Quezada Meneses, Processing Archivist

Michelle Moreno, Director of Operations

Linh Phan, Admin­is­tra­tive Assistant

Amy Via, Registrar


Last Tool in Use, 1977.