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TranSystems Gallery - Appropriated Portrayals

Exhibition on Display: January 6 - February 25, 2023 | Works by Kelly Waller


I believe that art is a reflection of time and place. I consider the body of work to be self-portraits, as they reflect my intuitive decision-making in the arrangement and form of the piece. The imagery throughout the work reflects a sense of place. All the materials are found in antique or resale shops in cities I have lived or places in which I have had personal associations. Through these works, I am trying to relate to the idea that we are a product of our own environment and the decisions in life we make. We are also products of the media that we choose to consume. Using magazine imagery and physical alterations, I hope to reference the censorship and control that people have over media as well as the way in which we censor ourselves from other people.


Kelly Waller was born in Tyler, Texas. Currently, she is a candidate for a Master’s in Fine Arts at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Her work explores recontextualizing media into sculptural forms that utilize mediums such as paper, printmaking, andfibers. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Cimmaron National Works on Paper Exhibition, juried by Jodi Throckmorton. Kelly has been awarded with the Grady Barger Gardner Endowed Scholarship for Art as well as several assistantships in her graduate degree pursuit. She has been actively learning new skill sets to improve her artistic endeavors in multidisciplinary approaches.



The mission of Arts Fort Worth, formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, is to provide a quality event, visual and performing arts venue for all of the community. This historic and dynamic arts complex boasts seven indoor galleries, an outdoor gallery, artist and performance studios, and office suites nonprofit arts organization, is managed by Arts Fort Worth on behalf of the City of Fort Worth.

Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming, promotes experienced and emerging artists. Arts Fort Worth's three theater spaces hosts a wide-range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations- the Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theater, the traditional William Edrington Scott Theatre, and The Vault, which hosts Fort Worth Fringe acts.


Located at 1300 Gendy Street, Arts Fort Worth is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. Now known as Arts Fort Worth, the building continues to exhibit world class art and support the performing arts for more than half a century.


Arts Fort Worth provides versatile spaces to meet a variety of rental needs. Whether you require well-lit exhibition areas, unique rooms for meetings, special events, or the comforts of an accessible, professional-quality performance venue, this dynamic arts complex includes the black box Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre, the William Edrington Scott Theatre, which seats 498 guests, seven galleries, and studio and office spaces, including a conference room overlooking the Cultural District towards downtown. These spaces are adaptable to a wide range of uses, including conventions, special events, weddings, workshops, and theater productions. If you're interested in more details contact us!