Kelly is a Manchester based artist and science communicator who is focused on creating artworks that embody scientific concepts in an accessible, aesthetically pleasing manner. She works in collaboration with researchers all over the world to create interdisciplinary projects which are used to communicate science to the public and inspire people to get involved in STEM.
My practice is highly varied; my portfolio ranges from paintings to illustrations to 3D product design to public sculptures but all still retain a science theme at their core. I have a BA in Art History from the University of Manchester; my dissertation research topic was Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘Turing Suite’ series of prints and how the artist used this body of work to not only explore the technological advancements that had happened in his lifetime but also question if art was communicative or esoteric.
Some projects I have worked on in the past include a science communication sculpture called the STEM Bee, card games about flood resilience and the ‘Science Pusheen’ illustrations which have been floating around social media. I am currently doing a MSc in Physical Geography at the University of Hull, researching new methods of communicating flood resilience using card games and art.
I have experience in public speaking at events and organising workshops for events. If you’d like to enquire about the above, projects, commissioning me or just fancy a chat, feel free to drop me an email or DM on Twitter!
You can see more of Kelly’s work on her website (www.kellystanford.co.uk) or on her Instagram (@kellystanfordart)