Kevin Kelly was born in upstate New York and graduated from Pratt Institute in 1982. He has been living and working in Brooklyn since 2006. He has shown his work across the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Fe and Westport. His work is in numerous collections including Simon Cowell in Los Angeles.
His piece Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger was installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival. His work is also in numerous public spaces including the NYU Medical Center. He completed a commission for a 13 ft high version of his dice double helix sculpture entitled Double Down in 2018 . His 10 meter high permanent outdoor sculpture DodecaCaryatid was installed in Markham, Ontario in December 2015.
His sculpture has also been featured in films and network tv shows such as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Duplicity, Arthur, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Remember Me.