Solo Exhibitions

Home Movies. Allen/Thomas Gallery, Neenah, Wisconsin, 2000

Sunday at the Beach. Performance with Corvus at XoinX Tea Room, Chicago, Illinois, 1998

Method of Happiness. Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, Texas, 1998

Memento Mori: A Photo Quilt. CAGE Art in the Windows Project, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991


Selected Exhibitions

Beyond Material, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada, 2015

Beyond Material: Through the Surface. Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, Michigan, 2015

Beyond Material: Pattern's Presence. Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014

Hyperbolic Identities - in ex voto. Gallery Ex Voto, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010

20 Years/20 Artists: An Exhibition of Work by Cty of Cincinnati Artist Grant Recipients  – Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010

Three Chicago Artists, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan, 2004

Botanica. Flatfile, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

 Man/Woman/Child. Flatfile, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

LyonsWier Packer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

 Quilt. North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

 Homage: The Vintage Photograph. Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1999

The Photograph Transformed. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1998

 Lithographic Works from Mark Patsfall Graphics. Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998

Earthly Impressions, presented by the American Cultural Center in Prague and sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council. Traveled to the Castle Museum, Trebic; the Cultural House, Bechyne; and the American Cultural Center, Prague. 1997

The Altered and Planned Photograph. Presented by Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1997

Michael Cosar Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany. 1996

Searching for Ground: Reconfiguring the Family Album, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996

Recent Acquisitions. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993


Grants and Residencies

Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1999, 1997, 1996

Ucross Foundation Residency, Ucross, Wyoming, 1992

Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee Grant, 1991-1992



Square Magazine, Issue 1001.

Joelle Hoverson, "kelly's mittens," More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, pp. 58-60, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2010

Joelle Hoverson, "kelly's pincushions," Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, pp. 45-47, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2007

Stein, Lisa, “Old Arts Find New Practitioners,” Chicago Tribune, Tempo Sections, February 11, 1999

Smith, Shawn Michelle, “Fragile Testimony: Family Photographs and Kelly McKaig’s DreamWorlds,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Volume XIX, Number 3, 1998

Lattimore, Steve, Circumnavigation Stories. Cover photograph. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998

Photo Metro, Volume 14, Issue 140, pp. 18-19, September, 1996

Pinhole Journal, Volume 8, #3, p. 24, December, 1992


Selected Collections

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Bell

Graham Nash

Ucross Foundation, Wyoming



2017, Human Marks, Drawing, Stitching, Batik and Bookmaking, Dorothy Caldwell, Shakerag Workshops, Tennessee.

2013, Master Class, Tactile Notebooks and the Written Word, Sandra Brownlee. Cat in the Hat Textiles, Newburgh, Scotland.

2013, Three Ls and Three Cs: Two Clusters for Spinners' Delight and Edification, Deborah Robson. Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival.

2012, Botanical Alchemy, India Flint. Cleveland, Ohio.

2011, Landskin, India Flint. West Chester, Pennsylvania.

2010, A Walk in the Woods, India Flint. Shakerag Workshops, Tennessee.

2008, Spinning workshop, Leslie Hauck. The Spinners Loft, Nova Scotia.

University of Iowa, B.A. English, 1988