Kelly Chorpening is an artist, writer and educator who holds an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York.
Selected exhibitions of her work include solo shows at Horatio Junior (London), Shillam Smith (London) Salon am Hof (Vienna), and group shows at Hanover Project Space (Preston), Dilston Grove (London), Voorkamer (Lier, Belgium), Langford 120 Gallery (Melbourne) and Philip Slein Gallery (St. Louis, USA). She regularly gives presentations on drawing: ‘Charcoal in Context: Considering David Bomberg’s influence today’, (Borough Road Gallery, London), ‘Go Figure: Drawing on the Art School Curriculum’, (Art School Educated, Tate Britain), ‘What Makes A Good Drawing?’ (The National Gallery, London), ‘Drawing Out’ (RMIT, Melbourne, Australia), ‘Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East’ (RMIT Melbourne and the American University, Dubai), ‘Camera Lucida II’ (Royal Society London), ‘A History Uncovered; A Future Imagined’ (Paris College of Art, France) and ‘DRAW2014’ (Carnegie Mellon University, USA).
Many of her projects are co-developed as books, published by: Studio International (USA), Loughborough University/Marmalade Press, and Bright Publications (London), RGAP and Sint-Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent, and OPAK, FAK, KULeuven, (Belgium).
She is currently co-editing with Rebecca Fortnum a Wiley Blackwell’s Drawing Companion, containing thirty commissioned essays on contemporary drawing, to be published in 2018.
She is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.