Kirk Fanelly currently lives and works in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. He received a BA in Visual Art from Brown University and split his undergraduate time between Brown and neighboring RISD—completing courses in their painting & illustration departments. In addition to his undergraduate work, Fanelly attended a formative fellowship at Yale.
Fanelly’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the Eastern United States including: Davidson College Smith Gallery, Appalachian State Turchin Center, Winthrop University Rutledge Gallery, Artspace (Richmond, VA), and The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC). His most recent exhibition was a solo show at the Atlanta Botanical Garden that featured large-scale studies of plants and flowers. Fanelly’s work can be found in public and private collections internationally.
Grants awarded include: North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant; Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Fellowship; and Yale Norfolk Fellowship.