Mary Reid Kelley was born in Greeenville, South Carolina in 1979. She lives in Los Angeles now. She is married to her husband Patrick Kelley. Her art work is influenced by women's lives in the struggle of liberation through political strife, war, and other historical backgrounds. In Mary's art work she uses fictitious characters such as nurses, soldiers, saltimbanque, and prostitutes. Her husband Patrick helps out with the techncial stuff. In the making of her art she uses a greenscreen, black & white paint, and period customs. Her artwork is a very unique type of style that makes people look with interest. She had an MFA from Yale University. Mary's work is at the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Goetz Collection, Munich; Yale University Art Gallery, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.