Art Exhibits

"Fight Like A Mother," Color Wheel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012

"Earth-Like Planet," curated by Matt May, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, June 2011

"Fight Like A Mother," Color Wheel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, May 2011

Illo.Minn Volume Two,” College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, February 2010

Foot in the Door 4,” Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, February – June 2010

Uptown Walker Library, Minneapolis, MN, July 2008

Dunn Brothers, Minneapolis, MN, July - August 2008

"Minnesota Illustration Illo.Minn," College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul, MN, February 2008

"Beyond a Gift of Time: Current work by alumni from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program," Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico, May 2007 -January 2008

“55408,” Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, March 2007

Dunn Brothers, Minneapolis, MN, May 2006

"Viewing Room," Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, March 2005

"Come Together," Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, February 2005

"Group Show," Arvada Center, Denver, CO, December 2004

"Draw," group show, SooVac in Minneapolis, MN, November 2004

"Glow," group show curated by Tracey Fugami, Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh, November 2004

"Characters at War," Zentralbuero, Berlin, Germany, October 2004

"Kelly Newcomer," Gallery Urbis Orbis, St. Louis, MO, July 2004

"4th Annual Kinetic Sculpture and Robot Show," Group Show, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO, April 2004

"Winners," Group Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, February 2004

"Weapons of Mass Production," Group Show, Just Be Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, August 2003

"Iconographic", Group Show, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, April 2003

"Characterism: Pop Culture Art in USA and Japan," Group Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, April 2003, Award

"Humanizing Machines," Concordia University, River Forest, IL, October/November 2002

"Kelly Newcomer" part of the Octet Series of shows, Center on Contemporaray Art, Seattle, WA, October 2002

Grand Opening Group Show, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO, September 2002

"All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace" Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico, May 3 -July 7, 2002

"Collector's Choice II-Selected Works from Local Collectors", Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, October 2001 - January 2002

"Nooks and Crannies" Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, September 2001 - January 2002

"The Fun Show" Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, March 2001

"Kelly Newcomer from Donuts to Cute Technology" Adell McMillan Gallery Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, November 2000

"Kelly Newcomer, Nic Walker and Jeff Jahn Group Show" Bollenbach Art Labs, Portland, October 2000

"Pop Icon: Kelly Newcomer & Chuck Dong" I-Spy / Nation, Seattle June/July 2000

"Kute" Group Show, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, June 2000

"Popsickle" Group Show, 4x Gallery, Portland, June 2000

“The New Machines: 100 Billion Times Faster and Cuter” Poker Face, Portland, March 2000

Bernie's Southern Bistro, 2904 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon, December 1999

"Future Cute", The Reading Frenzy, Portland, Oregon, October 1999

"Kelly Newcomer and Faye Nakamura" The Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, University of Oregon, August 1999

"The End" Tacoma Art Museum, Northwest Biennial, August-October, 1999. Juried by Fred Wilson

"The Next Century" H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, July-October 1999, Juried by John Yau.

"YWCA One Day Celebration of Women's Art" Eugene, University of Oregon July 1999

"New Zone Artists Exhibit" Collier House, Eugene, University of Oregon, May 1999

"Childhood Innocence meets Futuristic Machines in Outerspace" Border's Books Cafe, Eugene, OR November 1998 - February 1999

"New Zone Artists Exhibit" Collier House, Eugene, University of Oregon, February 1998

"The Donut Show" (An alternative space solo theme show) Cal's House of Donuts, Eugene, OR, November 1997

"Cute! Cute!" Solo, Wow Hall Gallery, Eugene, OR, October 1997

"Salon des Refuses" Maude Kerns Gallery, Eugene, OR, August 1997

"Broadway Art Fair" This project was initiated and co-organized by Newcomer) Broadway Plaza, Eugene, OR, Fridays, July and September 1997

"Eugene's Unseen" Kudos Gallery, Eugene, OR, June and August 1997

"Street Art Show" Eugene, OR, March and April 1997

"3-D Assemblage Art" Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR, May and June 1996

Awards

Artistic Achievement Award, "Characterism," Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Juror Charlotta Kotik, Curator and Chair of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, April, 2003.

Artist Residency

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, August 2001 - August 2002

Bibliography

Robert Klanten, Matthias Hubner, Editors. Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures, and Character Art, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2006.

Thaler, Peter. Pictoplasma, Die Gestalten, Berlin, 2001.

The Satellite Booklet, self published 2002

The Cute Booklet, self published 1999

The Donut Booklet, self published 1997

Press/Media

Essay "What’s New in the Surreal World Surrealism isn’t dead—it’s dreaming." By Terrance Lindall, Art & Antiques Magazine, March 2006

Feature "Artist Moves Beyond Cute" by Mason West, Oregon Daily Emerald, Eugene, OR 11/7/00

Feature "Hello Kelly" by Michaela Lowthian, Willamette Week, Portland, OR 3/8/00

Review by Daniel Duford in Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 12/9/99

Review "Seeming Opposites Attractive in Jacobs Gallery Exhibit", by Bob Keefer, The Register Guard, Eugene, OR, 8/15/99

Review "Spaced Babies" by Vincent Reynolds, The Eugene Weekly, Eugene, OR, 8/19/99

Techno Cute Jacobs Gallery Show Radio Interview with Tripp Sommer, "The Northwest Passage", KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene, 8/6/99

"Donuts Help Artist Get Rolling" by Bob Keefer, incl. photos of the artist and of Donut 1, painting, The Register Guard Newspaper, Page 19, Section E & A, Eugene, OR, 11/28/97

TV Interview-Donut Show with Randy Neves for Eugene news, ABC affiliate, KEZI TV, 11/21/97

TV Interview-Donut Show with Randy Whipple for Eugene news, CBS affiliate, KVAL TV, 11/21/97

Donut Show Radio Interview with Tripp Sommer, "The Northwest Passage", KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene, 11/20/97

TV Interview-About Exhibiting Out Doors with Randy Neves for Eugene news ABC affiliate, KEZI TV, 7/25/97 and 8/9/97

"Arts Edge" Featured Di Fiore with Street Art Show, incl. photo, The Eugene Weekly Newspaper, Page 13, 7/17/97

Associations

Member Eugene's Visual Arts Consortium, Jacobs Gallery Exhibition Committee and Jacobs Gallery Steering Committee 10/98 to 10/99 Chair of Steering Committee 4/99 to 11/99

Member New Zone Experimental Art Gallery since August 1997 to November 1997.

Workshops/Lectures

Featured Presenter, "Spaceship Mobiles", Roswell Independent School District, Super Day for Gifted Students, May 2003

Visiting Lecturer, "Humanizing Machines", in conjunction with solo exhibit in the Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University, River Forest Illinois, River Forest, IL, October 2002

Visiting Lecturer, "All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace" Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico, May, 2002

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1995, B.A. Cultural Studies GPA 3.8

Universita di Roma - La Sapienza 1992-1993 Rome, Italy

Commercial Illustration

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Contact Information

Minneapolis, MN Cell: (612) 804-7302