About the Artist

Kelly Maree is an emerging Australian contemporary artist. Kelly currently works from her home studio based in Wollongong, NSW, and works primarily within the medium of acrylic paint on linen. Kelly Maree’s artworks centre on examining how social and cultural contexts shape human experience and emotion through figurative works and portraiture. Over the past two years Kelly has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 Archibald Prize, 2023 Lester Prize, and awarded winner of the $15,000 2023 Lester Prize People’s Choice for her portrait of Ellia Green, titled “Ellia”.