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Interdisciplinary Artist 

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Artist Biography  

Kelsey Rae Thomas is a multidisciplinary artist from Morgan Hill, CA. She has an MFA degree from Mills College in 2022 and A BA in Visual and Public Art from California State University Monterey Bay in 2020. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Monterey Regional Waste Management Facility in 2020 was granted the Murphy and Cadogan award in 2022 as well as the Hung Liu Award the same year. Kelsey Rae is currently participating in Art events including First Fridays and Festivals. 

                                                                 Curriculum Vitae


Mills College, Oakland, CA [2020-2022] Master of Fine Arts
California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA [2018-2020] Bachelor's in visual & Public Art
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA [2016-2018] Associates in Early Childhood Education


Rebels and Renegades Festival, Monterey, 2023
Dry Diggins Festival, Auburn, 2023
Makers Mark Market, Pacific Grove, 2023
CaliRoots Festival, Monterey, 2023
First Fridays, Santa Cruz 2023
Finalist for Headlands center for the Arts, 2022
Recipient of the 2022 Hung Liu Award, 2022
Mills College Exhibition, Oakland, 2022
CSUMB Alumni Biennial Exhibition, California State University of Monterey Bay Gallery, 2022
Bay Area Student Shorts Film Festival, Moraga, 2022
Bedford Gallery, If A Tree Falls: Art of the Boundary Oak, Walnut Creek, 2021
Public Art Mural, Gilroy, 2021
Public Art Mural, Oakland, 2021
Murphy and Cadogan Award and Exhibition, SOMArts San Francisco, 2021
Public Art Commission, Dublin, 2021
Dublin Arts Collective Exhibition, Dublin, 2021
Apex Art Juror, New York 2021
CAMFABY GLAMFA Exhibition, Los Angeles 2021
MFA Chronicles podcast 2021
Remote Red Carpet with Cristian Siriano, Manhattan, 2020
Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) Newsletter, Monterey 2020
SF Museum of Craft and Design. Exhibition "Cultural Quilt" San Francisco 2020
Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Exhibition "Who Are You" Sebastopol California 2020
SF Museum of Craft and Design. Exhibition "Let's Face It" San Francisco 2020
Artist-In-Residency Program, Monterey California 2019-2020
Curator and artist for pop up exhibition “The Offices of’’ Seaside California 2019
Salinas Chinatown Intervention, Salinas California 2019
Site Seven, California State University Monterey Bay, 2019
Sculpture as Art Fashion Show, California State University Monterey Bay, 2019
Site Six, California State University Monterey Bay, 2018
Symposium, California State University Monterey Bay, 2018

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