Mike Kelley 

Mike Kelley (b. Detroit, 1954, d. Los Angeles, 2012) is widely considered one of the most influential artists of our time. Irreverent but deeply informed, topical yet visionary, Kelley worked in a startling array of genres and styles. 

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Exhibition History

Take a deep dive into Kelley’s career with a selected glossary of his solo, two person, and group exhibitions along with performances, curatorial projects, screenings, and his discography and videography.

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John Glenn Memorial Detroit River Reclamation Project (Including the Local Culture Pictorial Guide, 1968-1972, Wayne/Westland Eagle), 2001.


Discover artist’s books, texts, and documents to learn about how Kelley lived, worked, thought, and taught.

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Arena #11 (Book Bunny), 1990.


Discover the music of Mike Kelley, Destroy all Monsters, and Kelley’s many collaborations.

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Destroy All Monsters Collective (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Jim Shaw) Mall Culture, from Strange Früt: Rock Apocrypha, 2000.