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Sam Kelly is an artist currently residing in Dayton, Ohio. He earned a B.F.A. in painting from Wright State University and a M.F.A. in painting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He also attended the Chautauqua School of Art. Sam is a member of the Dayton Society of Artists, The Contemporary Dayton and the Dutoit Gallery. Currently he teaches at the University of Dayton in the Department of Art and Design as an adjunct faculty member.

Sam’s work expresses a raw and energetic approach. He is interested in the relationship that exists between abstraction and representation. As an artist, he continues to pursue the ability to invoke a painting and drawing with authenticity and intensity for maximum engagement.