Kelly Carmody has exhibited at venues including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Portrait Society of America, the Art Students League of New York, Sloane Merrill Gallery, The Guild of Boston Artists, and Ann Long Gallery. Publications that have featured her work include American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Today, Studio Visit Magazine, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe. Carmody has won grants from The Ludwig Foundation, Turkey Land Cove Foundation, The Blanche E. Colman Trust, and Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as receiving an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant and the Walter Feldman Grant. In 2014, she won 3rd place in the Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition.
Most recently, she was selected as a finalist for the 2015 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the 2016 Outwin Boochever Award at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. In addition, the historic Guild of Boston Artists elected her to become a member this year and she won the Edmund C. Tarbell Award in her first members show.
Carmody attended Massachusetts College of Art and furthered her studies at the Art Students League and in the studio of Numael Pulido. She paints and teaches in her Waltham, MA studio.