Kelly McCarthy

1022 Ash Street

Louisville, KY 40217



November 1998-Present

Mother - Artist

  • Exploring connection between making Life, and Home, and Art

  • Practicing artmaking through painting within the context of homemaking

  • 20 years of mothering 5 children, creating both private and public spaces


Evolving Gallery - Co-owner and curator

  • Curated monthly art shows of local artists

  • Opened for monthly Trolley Hop gatherings, often with live music and local food

  • Hosted chef-inspired, vegetarian dinner parties in the gallery


The Hara Center - Owner

  • Sought out, organized, and promoted bimonthly art shows

  • Made and maintained open space for community gatherings of all sorts


The Ground Floor Gallery - Collaborator

  • Helped facilitate the production of  theme-based art events/ happenings



An Easel in the Corner of my Home -Self-taught Artist


Louisville School of Massage -Licensed Massage Therapist 2004-present


Miami University, Oxford, Ohio -BPh of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies

Focus in history of childbirth in US and images of pregnancy and birth in art


01/2018- “Abstract in Kentucky”, Kaviar Forge and Gallery, Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY

06/2017- “Flowers of my Mind,” solo at Days Coffee, Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY

10/2017- “Artists in Our Midst”, Kaviar Forge and Gallery, Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY

09/2017- Plein Air Competition, ReGeneration Fair, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Louisville, KY

01/2017- “Sustaining Strength”,  Solo show at Evolving Gallery, Louisville, KY

11/2016- “Flowers of My Mind”, Solo exhibition and gallery talk, St. Paul’s Church, New Albany, IN

11/2016- Open Studio Weekend, LVAA, Louisville, KY

04/2016- Kellymacart at Full Circle Holistic Women’s Healthcare, Louisville

02/2016- “Flowers of my Mind”, 5-0-Lou featured artist, Louisville, KY

2015/2016- Cherchez La Femme I and II, Prophecy Ink

12/2015- Kellymacart at Lydia House, Louisville, KY

03/2014- “The Figure Revealed” Biennial Nude Exhibition, Kaviar Forge and Gallery

10/2013- “Abstractions”, Art from the Heart Gallery, Louisville, KY

07/2013- “Monochrome”, Art from the Heart Gallery, Louisville, KY

11/2012- Solo Exhibition at Shine, NuLu, Louisville, KY

05/2012- “The Art of the Womanly”, Local Art in the Highlands, Louisville, KY

01/2012- “Unconditional Love”, Local Art in the Highlands, Louisville, KY

07/2007- Full Moon Yoga solo exhibition

10/2006- Performance art, “Love” with Michelle Amos at The Louisville Water Tower

06/2006- Solo exhibition upstairs at Jennica’s Wine Bar, Nulu, Louisville, KY

2006- Underwired Magazine, backpage photo feature as mother-artist

2004/5- “Inhale”, “Saturate”, “Ignite”, “Dig”- 4 theme-based art events/happenings- The Ground Floor Gallery, Louisville, KY

11/2001- “Water is Life”, Local Art in the Highlands group show, Louisville, KY

10/2001- Java Brewing Company, Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY

07/1999- First show at an art cooperative in downtown Eugene, Oregon.  In a time before selfies, I used photographs that others took of me with baby and created mixed media painting collages for a solo exhibition.