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Justin Kellner
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lafontsee Gallery Employee

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Justin Kellner is an award-winning artist currently represented by LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI, and The Red Door Gallery Ludington, MI. His work focuses on the balance between abstraction and the natural world, has been shown both locally and nationally.

The artwork is part of a series, which pertains to our natural environment, and humankind's negative impact on the environment's various cycles that exist throughout Earth's ecosystems, and more speifically the interrupted migratory cycles of many bird species as a result of habitat loss.


born: 1982, Menominee, Michigan


Kendall College of Art and Design, MFA:Painting 2010
Central Michigan University, BFA:Painting 2007
Central Michigan University, BFA:Sculpture 2007

selected awards/honors

Director's Choice Award, Muskegon Museum of Art, 83rd Regional Exhibition
First Place Award, Holland Area Arts Council,  All Michigan Visual Arts Competition
First Place Award, 3-D, Walter Creer Gallery HIlton Had Island, SC. HIlton Head's 2011 Biennial National Juried Exhibtion
First Place Award, Crooked Tree Arts Center, 2010 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

selected publications

Artist Portfolio Magazine, Online Art Magazine Winter 2010
Studio Visit Magazine Spring Edition, Vol. 8.   Open Studio Press

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Merge: Grand Rapids ART: Art Downtown, 117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 2011
BRAINS Neurological Science Research Center Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 2011

selected group shows

Remnants, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI 2011
Fortified, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI 2011
A Conscious Benefit: The Artist is the Human is the Animal, The DAAC, Grand Rapids, MI 2010
Choosing By Chance, Kendall Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI 2008


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