2010 | NYC | Special Features
Name of the artist: Juliana Francis-Kelly
Dates of residency: 2010
Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Lives and works: New York
Juliana Francis-Kelly is an actor, playwright and a doll maker who has performed in the U.S., Europe, and Asia for Young Jean Lee: SONGS OF THE DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN; for Richard Foreman: PARADISE HOTEL; BAD BOY NIETZSCHE!; MARIA DEL BOSCO (for which she won an Obie Award); and KING COWBOY RUFUS RULES THE UNIVERSE; for Lear DeBessonet: TRANSFIGURES; for Dalia Ibelhauptaite: SVEJK at the Duke at 42nd Street; for Pavol Liska: FRAGMENT at Classic Stage Company; and for the late Reza Abdoh as a member of the internationally acclaimed Dar A Luz Company. She has appeared in films by Hal Hartley, Meredith Drum, and by Marie Losier in collaboration with Guy Maddin. Her plays have been produced and published in the U.S.; England; Germany; Austria; Italy; Greece; and Norway, and she’s a Sundance Lab Fellow who has written for the Killer Films Company. Francis-Kelly has received project support from the NEA, The Greenwall Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, and the LMCC. Her dolls have been featured in films and plays, and one lives at The American Museum of Natural History’s educational wing. Recent gallery shows include PATRON SAINT, a public art project in which she made dolls for whoever needed them.
During her Special Features residency, Francis-Kelly filmed "WILL CRY FOR COOKIES" (video 2:39min)