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Kelsey Wishik--Select Resume



  • High School Diploma from Coahoma County Highschool, Clarkesdale, MS, May 2008

  • Received Bachelor in Fine Arts from University of Southern Mississippi, December 2014

  • Received MFA from the University of Georgia, May 2021

Solo Exhibitions:


  • Solo exhibition, “The Elements of Myth” at the University of Georgia, Bridge Gallery, February 27-March 27, 2020


  • Solo exhibition “Inside and From Afar” at Almost Circle Gallery in Biloxi, MS, March 3rd-April 23rd, 2017

  • Solo double-feature exhibitions at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, “Awe and Ordinary” and “Imprints and Artifacts”, July 1st-September 22nd 2016


Select Group Exhibitions 



  • “Steel Magnolias”, invitational group exhibition at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS, May-August 2021

  • “Whistling in the Dark”, MFA Thesis Group Exhibition, Athenaeum, Athens, GA, April-May 2021.




  • “Elements” Group Exhibition at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Buckhead, GA, September 15-Nov. 1, 2020

  • OCAF Exhibition at the Oconee Cultural Arts Center-January 3, 2020-February 5, 2020


  • Contributing artist to Hattiesburg Arts Association Mural Project, “We’re All in this Together”, November 2018

  • Flux Exhibition at the Kitchen Gallery, University of Georgia, November 2018

  • Invitational Group Exhibition at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.;  “Heavy Metal: Women to Watch” 30th Anniversary International Exhibition. June 28th, 2018-Sept. 28

  • Local Creative’s Showcase Exhibition at Almost Circle Gallery in Biloxi, MS. March 2, 2018-April 2, 2018



  • Featured in group invitational showcase for Gulfport, MS Fishbone Alley Mural Artists; “Fishbone Alley Showcase” Gulfport Galleria, May 1st-June 13st, 2017.

  • “A Trip to the Moon” group invitational art show at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS, March 23rd 2017-April 23rd, 2017




Awards, Grants, Residencies, and Projects



  • Recipient of Willson Center of the Humanities and Arts Research Grant, March 2021

  • Juror for Mississippi State Committee, National Museum of Women in the Arts Showcase at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS. February 2021.




  • Recipient of Judith Alexander Foundation Fund for Georgia Visual Artists grant, August 2020

  • Artist in Residence, La Wayaka Ltd., Atacama Desert, Chile--June 1-July 1, 2019, (




  • Full Graduate Assistantship for University of Georgia MFA Program: July 2018-May 2021

  • Contributing artist to Hattiesburg Arts Association Mural Project, “We’re All in this Together”, November



  • Youth Ambassador/Consultant for Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Program Planning, November 2016-May 2017

  • Recipient of VALSPAR Paints Community Service Sponsorship as a part of the Gulfport Fishbone Alley Mural Project, July 2017.



  • December-January 2013: received the following scholarships through the University of Southern Mississippi: 

    • Fred A. Waits Scholarship

    • Trustmark Bank Arts Scholarship

    • Thelma Johnson Arts Scholarship

    • William Clark Art Scholarship


For additional rewards, accomplishments, and projects please request a full resume. 

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