Kelly Nipper was born in 1971 in Edina, Minnesota. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2013); Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (2013); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (2012); and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX (2007). Her work has also been included in group shows at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; UK (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2010); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2010); Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2009); and Performa 07, New York, NY (2007). Nipper attended California Institute of the Arts (MFA) and Minneapolis College of Art and Design (BFA).
The Hammer Museum’s Artist Residency Program is supported through a generous grant from the Simms/Mann Family Foundation. The residency program was initiated with funding from the Nimoy Foundation and is supported through a significant grant from the James Irvine Foundation.