In his studio in Philadelphia, interdisciplinary artist Lucas Kelly produces work based on the inefficiency of memory's ability to maintain narrative and creates objects that act as surrogates for lost objects in memory. Within his work Kelly develops formal sensory triggers that precipitate nostalgic responses from the viewer, in an effort to develop new narratives.
Kelly's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. His work has been included in multiple group shows most notably in the survey of abstract painting "The Painted World" at PS1 MoMA. Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, and is a Professor of Visual Art at Mercer County Community College.