Kelly McGovern is a multi media artist. Her work examines loss by searching for new meaning in the passing scenery captured in her photographs and by decontextualizing text and imagery photocopied out of books and magazines. At times, these visual references paint moments of hope beyond despair, at others, they reflect failure despite effort.
She has shown nationally in several major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Salt Lake City, and Portland Oregon, as well as internationally in Hereford, UK. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received her MFA from the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She currently works and teaches at a makerspace in Philadelphia.