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Mike Kelley    (American, 1954-2012)




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Biography
1954 Born in Detroit, MI
1976 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1978 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1997 Awarded Skowhegan Medal for Mixed Media
2012 Died in Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions
2013 Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (solo)
2012 Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (solo)
2012 Memory Ware Flats, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2012 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum, New York
2011 Museum der Wünsch/Museum of Desires: Jeff Wall, Louise Lawler, Mike Kelley, Isa Genzken, Franz West, Stephen Prina, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
2011 Rear Window: Brought to you in high-def, Patrick Painter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 David Askevold: The Disorientation Scientist, Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom
2011 Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City, New York
2011 Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg, Halle für aktuelle Kunst, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2011 The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
2011 Power to the Imagination – Artists, Posters and Politics, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2011 The Spectacular Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Travel to: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Montclair Art Museum, Houston; Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, NC
2011 Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2011 Kandor 12/ Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2011 Mike Kelley: Kandor 10/ Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 (solo)
2011 Mike Kelley: Exploded Fortress of Solitude, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2011 Let the Healing Begin, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2011 Heinz and Marianne Ebers Foundation: A Collection with Stature, Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
2010 Medium: Photography, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, CA
2010 Summer Shows, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2010 A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, West of Rome Public Art presented at The Farley Building, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Crash: Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
2010 Martin Kippenberger + Mike Kelley, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
2010 Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2010 Mike Kelley: Arenas, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009 Mike Kelley: Day is Done Judson Church Dance, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY (solo)
2009 Mike Kelley: Horizontal Tracking Shots, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 24th Street, NY (solo)
2009 A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
2009 A Certain State of the World ? Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russa
2009 Bijoux de Famille, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
2009 Mike Kelley/Terence Koh/Jeff Koons, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Regift, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2008 Mike Kelley: 1018 Art, New York, Ny (solo)
2008 Mike Kelley Educational Complex Onwards: 1995-2008, (curated by Anne Pontégnie), Wiels, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008 Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 for what you are about to receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow
2008 Prefab, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
2008 Painting Now and Forever, Part II, Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Paul Thek in the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. Travel to: Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg, Germany
2008 Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London, England
2008 Jedermann Collection – Set 5 from the Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich
2008 Adotta un Disegno (Adopt a Drawing), Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome. Travelled to: Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
2008 Wako Works of Art: 15 Years / Part IV, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
2008 The Puppet Show, ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Jesuvian Process, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City, NY
2008 California Video, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago. Travelled to: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
2008 Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008 BCAM, Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Do Not Play with Dead Things, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2008 Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2008 Colateral 2: Quando a arte olha o cinema, SESC (Serviço Social do Comércio) Avenida Paulista, São Paolo, Brazil
2008 Eyes Wide Open, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 Kandors, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin
2007 Kandor Con 2000, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin
2007 Eyes Wide Open - New to the Stedelijk & The Monique Zajfen Collection, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2007 XMAS HYSTERIA, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
2006 Les artistes américains et le Louvre, La Louvre, Paris, France
2005 Galleri Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Day is Done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
2003 Mike Kelley: Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
2003 'Drawings,' Metro Pictures, New York
2003 'Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition,' CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Logan Galleries, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
2002 'Sonic Process,' Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2002 'The Object Sculpture,' Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England (cat.)
2002 'Video Acts,' P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (cat.)
2002 'Mike Kelley' Selected Works 1982-1990,î Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
2002 'Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses' Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
2002 Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum of Fine Art Los Angeles, CA

2002 Black Out, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California
2002 2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
2002 Brazil Sod and Sodie Sock, Brazil
2002 Reversals, Recyclings, Completions, and Late Additions, Metro Pictures,
2001 Memory Ware, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2001 'Aerodynamic Vertical to Horizontal Shift,' Sperone Jr., Rome
2001 'Almost Warm & Fuzzy,' P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Centre Cultural de la FundaciÛ ìla Caixaî, Barcelona (cat.)
2001 'Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now,' Museum of Modern Art, New York (cat.)
2001 'American Art,' Galerie Rudolfinum, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic (cat.)
2001 'Artists Take on Detroit,' The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2000 'Unisex Love Nest,' Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
2000 'Categorical Imperative and Morgue', Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk, Eindhoven
1999 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1999 Patrick Painter Incorporated Santa Monica, CA
1999 Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
1999 Mike Kelley: Framed and Framed, Test Room, Sublevel, MAGASIN: Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
1999 ...on the sublime..., Rooseum Malmo, Sweden
1999 Six Americans, Starstedt Fine Arts New York, NY
1999 Drawn by..., Metro Pictures New York, NY
1999 Moving Images, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig Braunschweig, Germany
1998 Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979 (exh.cat.), Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1998 Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1998 The Poetics Project (with Tony Oursler), Lehmann Maupin New York, NY
1998 Presumed Innocence, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
1998 Emotion, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
1998 LA Times, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo Guarene, Italy
1998 Plaisir deplaisir, Musee d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux Bordeaux, France
1998 The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Barcelona version), Lehmann Maupin New York, NY
1998 The Poetics Project (Documenta Version) (collaboration with Tony Oursler), Metro Pictures New York, NY
1998 Sublevel, Jablonka Galerie Köln, Germany
1998 The Poetics Project: 1977-1997 (Barcelona version), Metro Pictures New York, NY
1997 Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile, Wako Works of Art Tokyo, Japan
1997 The Poetics Project 1977-1997 (collaboration with Tony Oursler), Documenta X Kassel, Germany
1997 Museu D'art Contemporani Barcelona, Spain
1997 Center for Contemporary Art Malmo, Sweden
1997 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1997 Making it Real (Organized by ICI), The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT
1997 Educational Complex, Generali Foundation Vienna, Austria
1997 Laying Low: Postminimalism/Scatter Art (exh. cat.), Kunstnernes Hus Wergelandsveien, Oslo, Norway
1997 The Age of Modernism, Art in the 20th Century (CD-ROM), Zeitgeist-Gesellschaft Berlin, Germany
1997 Gothic (exh. cat.), The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA
1997 :Engel: Engel, Kunsthalle Wien, Galerie Rudolfinum Prag (exh.cat)
1997 Display, The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall Copenhagen, Denmark
1997 Someone else with my fingerprints, David Zwirner New York, NY
1997 American Stories: Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum Tokyo, Japan
1997 Sunshine & Noir, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek, Denmark
1997 The Poetics Project (collaboration with Mike Kelley), Watari-um, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
1996 Everything that's interesting is new: The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens School of Fine Arts,
1996 L'Informe: le Modernisme a Rebours (exh. cat.), Centre Georges Pompidou National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1996 DISTEMPER: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s (exh. cat.), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, D.C.
1996 Multiple Pleasure, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York, NY
1996 Controfigura, Studio Guenzani Milan, Italy
1996 L'Informe: le Modernisme a Rebours, Centre Georges Pompidou Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1996 Art at Home: Ideal Standard Life (exh. cat.), Sprial Garden Tokyo, Japan
1996 The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art, Galerie Im Haus 19, Galerie Andreas Binder Munich, Germany
1996 Family Values: American Art in the Eighties and Nineties, (exh. cat.), Hamburg Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
1996 Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
1996 Is It Art, Katonah Museum of Art Katonah, NY
1996 a/drift: Scenes From the Penetrable Culture, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1996 Shift, Eine Austellung der Neuen Gesellscaft fur Bildende Berlin, Germany
1996 Romper Room, Thread Waxing Space New York, NY
1996 Land-O-Lakes, Wako Works of Art, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
1995 The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) (exh. cat), Galerie Jablonka Cologne, Germany
1995 Missing Time: Works on Paper 1974-1976 Reconsidered, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Germany
1995 Toward a Utopian Arts Complex, Metro Pictures New York, NY
1995 In a Different Light, University Art Museum Berkeley, CA
1995 Paul McCarthy/Mike Kelley, Hamburg Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
1995 ARS 95 Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
1995 Abstract Photographs, The Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
1995 Zeichen & Wunder, Kunsthaus Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Komix, Brooke Alexander Editions New York, NY
1995 do it, Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Scotland
1995 XL, Galerie Borgmann Capitain Cologne, Germany
1995 FeminiMasculin: Le Sexe de l'Art?, Musee National d'Art Moderne Paris, France
1995 It's Only Rock and Roll, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH
1995 On Beauty, curated by Dan Cameron, , Regina Gallery Moscow, Russia
1995 Passions Privées, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Paris, France
1995 Playtime: Artists and Toys (exh. cat.), Whitney Museum of American Art Champion, Stamford, CT
1995 Retinal Circus, Copenhagen Artshows Cophenhagen, Denmark
1994 Radical Scavenger(s): The Conceptual Vernacular in Recent American Art (exh. cat.), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
1994 (Cut)-Los Angeles-90s Art Scene (exh.cat.), Kunstforeningen Denmark
1994 World Morality in High Art, Kunsthalle Basel Basel, Switzerland
1994 Drawing: Reaffirming the Media, University of Missouri Missouri
1994 Arrested Childhood (exh.cat.), Center of Contemporary Art North Miami, FL
1994 Cloaca Maxima, Museum der Stadtentwasserung Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Spielverderber, Forum Stadtpark Graz Graz, Austria
1994 Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, ICI, New York, NY
1994 DasAmericas (exh.cat.), Isabella Prata Consultoria de Arte São Paulo, Brazil
1994 It's a Tough World Out There: Drawings by Mike Kelley, Joyce Pensato and Raymond Pettiborne, Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis, MO
1994 Hors Limites - L'Art et La Vie, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France
1994 Oh Boy, It's a Girl: Feminismen in der Kunst (exh.cat.), Kunstverein Munich Munich, Germany
1994 Temporary Translation(s): Sammlung Schurmann (exh.cat.), Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
1994 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1993 Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
1993 The Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany
1993 1993 Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1993 American Art of this Century, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Germany
1993 Kustom Kulture, Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA
1993 Abject Art, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1993 Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler: Installation-Video, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
1993 The Uncanny, organized by Mike Kelley for Sonsbeek '93, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, The Netherlands
1993 The Language of Art, Kunsthalle Wien Vienna, Austria
1993 Tables: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection, Lannan Foundation Los Angeles, CA
1993 Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1992 Institute of Contemporary Art London, The United Kingdom
1992 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1992 Helter Skelter, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1992 Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1992 Recent Narrative Sculpture, Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, WI
1992 Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
1992 Knowledge: Aspects of Contemporary Art, University Art Museum Santa Barbara, CA
1992 Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, Hayward Gallery London, England
1992 Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1992 Post Human, Musée d'Art Contemporain Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland
1992 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1992 Ars Pro Domo, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
1992 , Metro Pictures New York, NY
1992 American Art of the Eighties (exh.cat.), Museo d' Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento Trento, Italy
1992 Dirty Data, Schürmann Sammlung Aachen, Germany
1992 Re: Framing Cartoons, Wexner Art Center, Ohio State University Columbus, OH
1992 Désordres, Galerie Nationale Du Jeu de Paume Paris, France
1992 LAX (exh.cat.), Paul McCarthy, Galerie Krinzinger Vienna, Austria
1992 Not For Sale, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel
1992 Basel Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
1992 Musée d'art contemporain Bordeaux, France
1992 Alma Pater, Portikus Frankfurt, Germany
1992 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1992 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1992 Beat of the Traps, Stephen Prina an, Gingi Auditorium, Wiener Festwochen Los Angeles, Vienna
1991 Theory, Garbage, Stuffed Animals, Christ #2, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice, CA
1991 3 Blowhards and a Little Lady, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice, CA
1991 Galeria Juana de Aizpuru Madrid, Spain
1991 Galerie Jablonka Cologne, Germany
1991 Lumpenprol, Galerie Peter Pakesch Vienna, Austria
1991 Savage Garden, Fundacion Caja de Pensiones Madrid, Spain
1991 California Artists: William T. Wiley, Mike Kelley, Brad Dunning, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT
1991 Carroll Dunham, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures New York, NY
1991 Enclosure, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1991 1991 Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1991 Anni Novanta, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy
1991 Individual Realities, Sezon Museum of Art Tokyo, Japan
1991 The Kelly Family, Galerie Esther Schipper Cologne, Germany
1991 Body/Language, Lannan Foundation Los Angeles, CA
1991 Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Germany
1991 Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, ICA Philadelphia, PA
1991 Mike Kelley: Half a Man, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Washington, D.C.
1990 Viewpoints towards the 90s: Three Artists from Metro Pictures Part II, Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery Tokyo, Japan
1990 Lotte or the Transformation of the Object, Grazer Kunstverein Graz, Austria
1990 , Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1990 Editionen, Galerie Gisela Capitain Cologne, Germany
1990 Drawings, Metro Pictures New York, NY
1990 Jessica Diamond, Mike Kelley, Interim Art London, England
1990 Mike Kelley, Tim Robbins and K.O.S., Meyer Vaisman, Jay Gorney Modern Art New York, NY
1990 Figuring the Body, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
1990 Word as Image, Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, WI
1990 Just Pathetic, Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1990 Le desenchatement du monde, Villa Arson Nice, France
1990 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1990 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989 Why I Got Into Art: Vaseline Muses, Galerie Jablonka Cologne, Germany
1989 Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof, Metro Pictures New York, NY
1989 Robbin Lockett Gallery Chicago, IL
1989 Galerie Peter Pakesch Vienna, Austria
1989 1989 Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1989 A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1989 The Images of American Pop Culture Today III, organized by U.S.S.O. Co., Ltd., La Foret Art Museum Tokyo, Japan
1989 What is Contemporary Art, Rooseum Malmo, Sweden
1989 Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof, Anita Pace, Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989 Theory, Garbage, Stuffed Animals, Christ, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice, CA
1989 Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
1988 The BiNational: Art of the Late 80's, Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Boston, MA
1988 Aperto '88, La Biennale di Venezia Venice, Italy
1988 Recent Drawings: George Condo, Mike Kelley, Ellen Phelan, Janis Provisor, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1988 Graz 88, Stadtmuseum Graz Graz, Austria
1988 Art Against AIDS, Pacific Design Center Los Angeles, CA
1988 Cultural Participation, a Group Material installation, DIA Art Foundation New York, NY
1988 CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago Chicago, IL
1988 Striking Distance, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1988 The Renaissance Society (exh. cat.) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1988 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1987 Vintage Works: 1979-1986, Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1987 Toyama Now '87, Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Japan
1986 The Peristaltic Airwaves, live radio performance, KPFK Los Angeles, CA
1986 Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile, Artists Space New York, NY
1986 Spectrum: Natural Settings, , The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Washington, D.C.
1986 Poetic Resemblance, Hallwalls Buffalo, NY
1986 Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1986 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1985 Metro Pictures (with John Miller) New York, NY
1985 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1985 1985 Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1985 Art in the Anchorage, Creative Time, Inc. New York, NY
1985 Currents 7: Works in Action, Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, WI
1985 Monkey Island Part II (performed in symposium) Artificial Intelligence in the Art, #1 Brainworks, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Theatre Los Angeles, CA
1984 The 5th Bienalle of Sydney-Private Symbol: Social Metaphor, , The Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, Austrailia
1984 Godzilla on the Beach, Bruce and Norman, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice, CA
1984 First Newport Biennial 1984: Los Angeles Today, Newport Harbor Art Museum Newport Beach, CA
1984 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1984 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1983 Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1983 Hallwalls Buffalo, NY
1983 Confusion, L.A.C.E., Pilot 1 Theater Los Angeles, CA
1983 X-C, Tony Oursler, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center Venice, CA
1983 The First Show: Painting & Sculpture from Eight Collections 1940-1980, , Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1982 Confuson, University of California San Diego, CA
1982 Monkey Island, Beyond Baroque Venice, CA
1982 The Artist in Television (telesatellite conference of live interactive collaborative performance), Mike Smith, University of California Los Angeles, CA
1982 5 from LA, University of California San Diego, CA
1982 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1981 Mizuno Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1981 Contemporary Drawings, University Art Museum Santa Barbara, CA
1981 Beware of the Dog, Mudd Club New York, NY
1981 The Monitor and the Merrimac, Hallwalls Buffalo, NY
1981 Meditation on a Can of Vernors, L.A.C.E. Los Angeles, CA
1981 Metro Pictures New York, NY
1980 Three Valleys, Foundation for Art Resources Los Angeles, CA
1980 The Parasite Lily (performance), Public Spirit: Live Art L.A. Festival Los Angeles, CA
1979 The Monitor and the Merrimac (performance), Foundation for Art Resources Los Angeles, CA
1979 The Poltergeist, collaboration with David Askevold, Foundation for Art Resources Los Angeles, CA
1979 Sound, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 New York, NY
1978 Dream Lover (audio tape; The Poetics, C.L.O.S.E. Radio Art Series), Tony Oursler and, KPFK Los Angeles, CA
1978 Poetry in Motion (performance), Los Angeles County Exhibitions Los Angeles, CA
1978 Indianna, L.A.C.E. Los Angeles, CA
1978 My Space, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, CA
1978 A Big Question, California State University Los Angeles, CA

Literature
2006 Day is Done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Welchman, John C. (ed.) Mike Kelley: Minor Histories. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004.
2003 Welchman, John C. (ed.) Foul Perfection: Essays & Criticism. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003
2003 Diedrich Diederichsen, 'A Fanís Notes,' Artforum, January, pp. 33-4
2003 Edward Leffingwell, 'Mike Kelley at Metro Pictures,' Art in America, April, pp. 134
2003 'Mike Kelley Talks to Dennis Cooper,' interview with Dennis Cooper, Artforum, April, pp 224-5, 255
2002 'Mike Kelley' Memory Ware, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
2002 'Obscured Visions,' introduction by Robert Storr, (interview), Artforum, March, pp. 114-9
2002 Christopher Knight, 'Dredging Up a Sense of Adolescent Place,' Los Angeles Times, May 17, pp. F26
2001 Parkett: Collaborations and Editions Since 1984, Parkett Publishers, New York, pp. 31
2001 Retorn Al PaÌs de les Meravelles [Almost Warm & Fuzzy], Cultural de la FundaciÛ ìla Caixaî, Barcelona Art Now, Burkhard Riemschneider and Uta Grosenick ed., Taschen, Cologne, pp. 84-5
2001 American Art, Galerie Rudolfinum, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic American Visionaries, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, pp. 162
1999 Aupetitallot, Yves. Mike Kelley. MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France, 1999. Essays by Mike Kelley and Laurence A. Rickels.
1999 Kelley, Mike. Mike Kelley. Phaidon Press Ltd, London, England, 1999. Essays by John C. Welchman, Isabelle Graw, Anthony Vidler and Mike Kelley.
1999 Grässlin, Karola. Mike Kelley – Two Projects. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 1999. (Exh. cat.)
1997 Stals, José Lebrero, editor. Mike Kelley 1985-1996. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1997. Essays by Timothy Martin, José Lebrero
1993 Sussman, Elizabeth. Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes. Whitney Museum of American Art, and Harry M. Abrams Inc., New York, 1993. Essays by Richard Armstrong, Dennis Copper and Casey McKinney, Deidrich Diedrchsen, Jutta Keother, Martin Prinzhorn, Howard N. Fox, Colin Gardner, Kim Gordon, John G. Hanhardt, David Marsh, Timothy Martin, John Miller, Ralph Rugoff, Paul Schimmel, Howard Singerman. (Exh. cat.)
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