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{ b.1958, limón, costa rica }
SOLO EXHIBITIONS   2014
Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica
2011
Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, USA
2010
The Metaphorical Journey, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2010
Transfigurations, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA  
2008
Punctum Temporis, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2006
Psychosomnia, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2004
The Water is in the Melon, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2002
The Archetypological Fruits, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2000
The Passion of Being, Portals Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
21st Century Surrealist & Symbolist, Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, USA

1997
The Passion to Be, Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1994
Psycho-Vigilance, Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1993
The Romantic Pursuit, Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1992
Still Lives Are Not What They Used to Be, Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1989
The Artists’ Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1987
Alianza Francesa (The Culteral Institute of the French Embassy), San José, Costa Rica
1986
Museo Ethnohistorico (Ethnohistoric Museum), Limón, Costa Rica
1985
Gallery Residenz, Bamberg, West Germany
The National Theater of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

1979
Corte Suprema de Justica (Supreme Court), Limón, Costa Rica
1978
University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS   2012
Chianciano International Art Award, Chianciano Art Museum, Chianciano Terme, Italy
2012
Dublin Biennale, Dublin, Ireland
2012
Figurations, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2012
Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012
Effectto Biennale, Palazzo Vallemani, Assisi, Italy
2012
Progetto Arte II, Art Studio, Venice, Italy
2011
Florence Biennale, Lorenzo Il Magnifico Award for Painting, Florence, Italy
2009
Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO
2008
ArtScapes 08, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2003
See Worthy: Vessels from the Desert Southwest, Northern Michigan University Art Museum, Marquette, MI
2002
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
National Museum of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

2001
The Passion to Know, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000
SOFA New York, William Zimmer Gallery, New York, NY
1999
SOFA Chicago, William Zimmer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997
El Espiritu del Arte Latinoamericano (The Spirit of Latin American Art), Galería Valanti, San José, Costa Rica
1994
El Mundo del Arte de Nuevo México (The World of New Mexican Art), Office of the Governor of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Sarah Dobbs Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1993
New York Art Expo, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

1992
Rick Moore Art Group, Naples, FL
Jeanine Meijers Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Contemporary Classicism, Chimeara Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

1991
The Wilderness Society Exhibition, Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Carole Laroche Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1990
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1989
The Lure of NM Imagery, Gallery 10, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
The Artists’ Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1988
Life of Jamaica (government sponsored cultural exchange), Kingston, Jamaica
1986
Museo Ethnohistorico (Ethnohistoric Museum), Limón, Costa Rica
Gallery Ottokar, Basel, Switzerland

1986
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art), Seville, Spain
1985
Gallery Residenz, Bamberg, West Germany
The National Theater of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

1985
Corte Suprema de Justica (Supreme Court), Limón, Costa Rica
1984
Museo National (National Museum), San José, Costa Rica
Museo del Banco Conetral, I Bienal Lachner & Saenz, (Central Bank Museum, Corporate-Sponsored Biennial), San José, Costa Rica

1983
Alianza Francesa (The Cultural Institute of the French Embassy), San José, Costa Rica
1982
Centro Commercial El Pueblo, San José, Costa Rica
1981
Banco Central (Central Bank), San José, Costa Rica
1980
Julia Marchena Gallery, San José, Costa Rica
Gallery La Natión, San José, Costa Rica

1978
University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
1977
Instituto National de Seguros (National Insurance Building), San José, Costa Rica
1976
Municipalidad de Limón (Province Municipal Building), Limón, Costa Rica
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS   Children’s Hospital Denver North, Denver, CO
 Ethnohistoric Museum, Limón, Costa Rica 
 JAPDEVA (Eastern Coast Port Authority), Limón, Costa Rica 
 Lachner & Saenz, S.A., San José, Costa Rica
 Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain
 National Theater, San José, Costa Rica 
 Presidential Palace, San José, Costa Rica
 RECOPE (Costa Rica’s nationalized petroleum complany), San José, Costa Rica 
 SINTRAJAP (National Port Workers Union), Limón, Costa Rica 
 Standard Fruit Company, Limón, Costa Rica
 Standard Fruit Company, Limón, Costa Rica
 The Collection of Wellington Management Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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"Art Journey New Mexico"
"Art Journey New Mexico," 104 Painter's Perspectives, from the editors of 'The Collectors Guide', 2010
2006
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Targos, Renke, “Mythical Creatures: Uncommon Animal Art,” Art-Talk, March 2006
2005
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Kline, Lynn, “Seducing the Sense: The Art of Juan Kelly,” SantaFean, March 2005
2004
“Let Them Eat Art”
“Let Them Eat Art,” Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, February 2004
2003
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Indyke, Dottie, “Playing with the Viewer’s Eyes,” The Journal North, October 2003
2002
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Nott, Robert, “Fangs, Paws and a Little Mystery,” The New Mexican, July 2002
1997
SantaFean
Patterson, Perrin, SantaFean, September 1997
1993
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Villani, John, “New Faces Invigorate the Art Scene in 1992,” Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, January 1993
1993
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Allison, L., “When Cows Eat Watermelons and the Lions Befriend Zebras,” Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo
1992
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Villani, John, “Juan Kelly’s Realism and Exotic Fantasy,” Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, June 1992
1988
”Memorable Costa Rican Art”
Medhurst, Crescencia Leon, ”Memorable Costa Rican Art,” The Sunday Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica. April 10, 1988
1987
La Nacíon
La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. November 19, 1987
1987
”Pintor Limonense Juan Kelly expone en la Alianza Francesa”
”Pintor Limonense Juan Kelly expone en la Alianza Francesa,” La Republica, San José, Costa Rica. November 13, 1987
1987
”Una danza de flores”
”Una danza de flores,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. February 23, 1987
1986
”Kelly expone en Limón”
”Kelly expone en Limón,” La Republica, San José, Costa Rica. November 21, 1986
1986
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”Pintor limonense expuso en Suiza,” La Nacíon, San Republica, Costa Rica. September 17, 1986
1986
Basler Zeitung (Basel Daily News)
Basler Zeitung (Basel Daily News), Basel Switzerland. July 10, 1986
1986
The Tico Times
The Tico Times, San José, Costa Rica. May 2, 1986
1986
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”Experiencia deja frutos,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. March 6, 1986
1986
”Magia y color atrajeron a europeos”
”Magia y color atrajeron a europeos,” Universidad, San José, Costa Rica. January 24, 1986
1985
”Aus Costa Rica”
”Aus Costa Rica,” Fränkischertag, Bamberg, Germany. October 5, 1985
1985
”Pintor limonense expondrá en Alemania”
”Pintor limonense expondrá en Alemania,” La Republica, San José, Costa Rica. September 28, 1985
1985
”Un limonense muestra su obra en Alemania”
”Un limonense muestra su obra en Alemania,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. September 27, 1985
1985
”Rasgos imonenses”
”Rasgos imonenses,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. May 8, 1985
1985
”El color, ritmo y sensualidad en los cuadros de Juan Kelly”
”El color, ritmo y sensualidad en los cuadros de Juan Kelly,” La Republica, San José, Costa Rica. May 5, 1985
1984
”New Painters of Costa Rica”
Kress, Susan,”New Painters of Costa Rica,” The Tico Times, San José, Costa Rica. June 29, 1984
1984
”De la apertura a la selección rigurosa”
Fernández de Ulibarri, Rocío, ”De la apertura a la selección rigurosa,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. June 23, 1984
1978
”Juan Kelly expone en la Universidad”
”Juan Kelly expone en la Universidad,” La Nacíon, San José, Costa Rica. November 4, 1978
1978
”Exposición de pinturas al óleo de Juan M. Kelly”
”Exposición de pinturas al óleo de Juan M. Kelly,” La Republica, San José, Costa Rica. November, 1978
1978
”Exhibición pictórica de Juan Kelly”
”Exhibición pictórica de Juan Kelly,” La Prensa Libre, San José, Costa Rica. November 1, 1978
1978
La Prensa Libre
La Prensa Libre, San José, Costa Rica. November 1, 1978
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