Fiona Kelly makes work which is influenced by the surreal aspects of contemporary life, dealing with the vagaries of urbanization and the domestic. She adopts common place objects to address social concerns. Creating subjective narratives and humorous allegories, which mold a new "mental functionality" for her individualized characters. Jean Baudrillard states, “whereas objects normally have but one real function, narrowly defined, their “mental functionality” is unlimited and any number of phantasies have a place therein”. Behind every object there is a dream object.
Kelly studied Sculpture for a while in Cluain Mhuire, Galway, Ireland, and received a Degree for it. She then found herself, in The Crawford College of Art, Cork, to pick up a Higher Degree in Printmaking. She is quite fond of both mediums' and likes to attempt to have a career utilizing both. She has exhibited internationally, selected exhibitions include; 2009: Exchangesix, ZeroPrint Studio, Seattle, USA. Touring Show, 2008: Impressions, Galway Arts Centre, Galway City, 2007: Seljavegur 32; Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland, 2006: Death Swap; Cannonball press, AD HOC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA.