Kelly Agius is an Interdisciplinary Artist who was raised in Westland, Michigan. Growing up she attended William D. Ford Career Technical School for Digital Media where she was first introduced to fine art. She then went on to obtain her BFA at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan along with a minor in Critical Theory. During her undergraduate education Kelly expanded her studies abroad at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Kelly is now on the path to pursue her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art for Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at KO Studio Gallery, Scarab Club, Holding House, Tangent Gallery, University of Michigan Hospital, Eastern Michigan University, Burren College for Art, and College for Creative Studies.
Coming Home, steel, epoxy, 2019
Engaged Detachment, steel, epoxy, latex gloves, 2019
Flow, steel, epoxy, 2019
Gown with Goggles, steel, fabric, leather, plexiglass, 2019
Knot Released, graphite on paper, 2018
Lost and Found, graphite on paper, 2018
My practice exists within a metaphysical terrain, where I maneuver between identity and reality. I often find myself wondering about life’s purpose and my desire to connect with my being. Questioning and developing this connection leads to the examination of the self’s thoughts, emotions, experiences, and psyche. My research tends to pull from psychoanalysis techniques, spiritual beliefs, synchronicities, intuition, and day to day experiences. This curiosity towards life becomes executed through an imaginative diagram that uses the sterile aesthetic of medical iconography. My work is a transpersonal language being communicated through the containment of logic. It aims to open an empathetic space, supply a subconscious narrative, and display personal growth.