CV

Forthcoming

2017/18
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, Jerwood Space, London then touring to East Gallery, Norwich (2017-18), The Edge, Bath University (2018), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christchurch University (2018) and Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2018).

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Vanishing Point. Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown
2016
All Walls are Interrupted. Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
2015
Sunder. g39, Cardiff
Velum. Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Between 590 and 610. Oriel Davies, Newtown
Out Lines. Chapter, Cardiff

Group Exhibitions

2017
Syson Gallery Summer Auction. Syson Gallery. Nottingham
Drawing Biennial 2017. Drawing Room. London
2016
December Mostra. British School at Rome. Rome
Y Lle Celf. National Eisteddfod of Wales. Abergavenny
2015
Exeter Phoenix Open. Exeter Phoenix. Exeter
Exercise x. Gallery footings, Bute Park, Cardiff
Drawing. Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase (Joint show with Georgie Grace) Jerwood Space, London
2014
From Here and There. Elysium Gallery, Swansea
From Here and There. Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado
Oriel Davies Open. Oriel Davies, Newtown
Everything else is just the weather (Joint show with Mark Houghton) Mark Devereux Projects / Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Everything else is just the weather. (Joint show – Mark Houghton) Arcadecardiff, Cardiff
Unit(e). g39, Cardiff
2013
Y Lle Celf. National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh
2012
John Moores Painting Prize. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2011
Salt. Stade Hall, Hastings

Residencies & Awards

2017
Zabludowicz MasterClass
2016
British School at Rome – Creative Wales Fellowship
Arts Council Wales Large Production Grant – Vanishing Point, Oriel Davies Gallery
Do Without – Residency with Georgie Grace. Low Parkamoor, Cumbria – Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant
2014
Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant
Mark Devereux Projects Residency (with Mark Houghton), Manchester
2011
Salt, Coastal Currents Residency, Hastings
2006
Socrates Erasmus Scholarship, Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Public Commissions

2015/6
Ocean View Residential Development, Ogmore-by-Sea. Pathway / Floorspace with EMP

Publications & Text

2017
A pencil line through space. Exhibition text. Oliver Basciano
http://www.orieldavies.org/sites/default/files/Basciano_Kelly%20Best_0.pdf
Vanishing Point Review. CCQ Online. Trevor H. Smith
http://www.culturecolony.com/review/kelly-best-oriel-davies-gallery-newtown
2016
Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase. In Composition. Eleanor Clayton
Plymouth Round-Up. Art Monthly. Issue 397. Kathryn Lloyd
2015
Third Phase. CCQ Magazine. Issue 8. Rhiannon Lowe.
Diary – writing the membrane. Jerwood blog. Alice Butler
http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/writing-and-media/diary-writing-the-membrane/
This is Tomorrow. Jerwood 3-Phase. Joseph Constable
A Monumental Opportunity. CCQ Magazine. Issue 6
2012
John Moores Painting Prize 2012. Catalogue. Liverpool.

Education

2004-2007
Kingston University.
BA Fine Art
2003-2004
Kent Institute of Art and Design.
Foundation