Kelli Connell is a contemporary American photographer. Connell is known for creating portraits, which may appear as self-portraits, similar to the portrait work by Cindy Sherman. Her work is held in the collections of Microsoft, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Personal life and education
Kelli Connell was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She earned a Master of Fine Arts from Texas Woman's University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in 1997. Kelli was a resident at the CentralTrak Artist Residency in 2004.
Kelli Connell became a photographer to explore how photography can raise questions. In her series Double Life, she seeks to question ideas of identity, gender roles, and expectations made by society on the individual. The series, which depicts a woman in a romantic relationship with herself, shows the "couple" having intimate and private moments in their lives. Connell worked with the same model over a series of years to produce the work. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago.