Born 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom
John Kelly's paintings at first seem wholly defined by their humour, but are revealed as serious, delightfully ambiguous investigations of Australian World War II camouflage artists; for example William Dobell's role in the production of papier–mache cows. ("Said Bill, I think the authorities underestimate the eyesight of the Japanese airmen").
Ross Wolfe from the 1996 Samstag catalogue, Samstag's Class of '96
1996 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1996 Affiliate Program, The Slade School of Art, London, United Kingdom
1995 Master of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
1985 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia