||KEELY O'SHANNESSY is a graphic designer and artist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Keely graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1998 and then moved to Melbourne where she studied Art Curatorship at Melbourne University and Electronic design and Interactive Media at RMIT. After several years working in Melbourne as a video artist and multimedia designer, she moved back to Auckland and started working as a freelance graphic designer. She currently specialises in book and book cover design.
SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & GRANTS
Best illustrated book (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards (joint with Katrina Duncan)
Best cover (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards
2011 Best non-illustrated book (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards (joint with Katrina Duncan)
2010 Awa Press Young Designer of the Year, PANZ Book Design Awards
2010 Best non-illustrated book, PANZ Book Design Awards (joint with Katrina Duncan)
2010 Best cover (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards
Awa Press Young Designer of the Year (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards
2009 Best cover (Highly commended), PANZ Book Design Awards
2004 CCP Nikon Summer Salon Award for best video/multimedia work
2003 RMIT Union Arts Grant (joint with Matthew Gingold)
1994 Auckland Society of Arts Scholarship
PRESS & REVIEWS
2011 (Interview with Finlay Macdonald) The Good Word Show, series 2 episode 11 (section 3),
Television New Zealand (10 May) http://tvnz.co.nz/the-good-word/s3-e11-video-4164044
2010 'Kudos', Nicola Shepheard, Metro (Sept pg. 133)
'Covers Up', Stacey Anyan, North & South (Aug pg. 94-97)
'Designing a Great Cover', Booksellers News (Feb pg. 9)
2003 'Through Alice's Looking Glass', Jeff Khan, RealTime (issue #58 Dec-Jan pg. 27) http://www.realtimearts.net/article/58/7304
RECENT PUBLISHING CLIENTS
Auckland University Press
Constable & Robinson UK
Little Island Press
New Holland Publishers NZ
Penguin Books NZ
Victoria University Press
2006 (Group Show) 'Local Transit', Artspace, May-July (Collaboration with Kylie Duncan & Gerard Phillips)
2004-05 'ScreenTest' (Interactive) Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Memory Grid), Nov 04- Mar 05
(collaboration with Matthew Gingold http://www.gingold.com.au/content/view/36/57/)
2004 'ScreenTest' (Installation for the Next Wave Festival)
Experimaedia, State Library of Victoria, May 18-June 18
(collaboration with Matthew Gingold http://www.gingold.com.au/content/view/35/57/)
2003 'Alice's Conversations in Cyberspace', Centre for Contemporary Photography (Emedia Gallery), Oct-Nov http://www.ccp.org.au/exhibitions.php?f=20031101_E-Media_Gallery
SELECTED PERFORMANCES & OTHER PROJECTS
2005 'Works for Long Attention Spans', Melbourne Fringe Festival (live video performance with High Pass Filter)
2005 'Remains to Be Seen', Melbourne International Animation Festival, June 25 (Live video, sound & animation collaboration with Matthew Gingold, Simon Macewan, Dario Vacirca and Isnod).
2005 'Beautiful Vision',
Electundra Festival, June 13 (live video & sound collaboration with Matthew Gingold & Isnod)
2004 'Here: Secret Histories of Melbourne', Nov 9, 16 & 23 (video design & projection. Project by Martyn Pedlar,
funded by Melbourne City Council)
2004 'Floating Point', First Floor, Jan 21
(co-curation, promotion and performance with Matthew Gingold.
Live audio-visual performance event involving 26 audio and video artists performing 9 collaborative works).
2004 'Kiss My... After Effects', Melbourne Fringe Festival (live video collaboration with Matthew Gingold)
2003 'Symbiopotic', First Floor, Oct 22 (co-curation, promotion and performance with Matthew Gingold.
Live video art showcase of 12 of Melbourne’s best live video artists).
2002-03 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – Advanced Diploma of Electronic Design and Interactive Media
2000-01 University of Melbourne – Master of Art Curatorship
1994-97 Auckland University of Technology – Bachelor of Visual Arts