About Mae Kellert
Hey there, I'm a visual artist and writer based at the New Jersey Shore.
My fine art photography often focuses upon the relationships found within the natural landscape. Professionally, I work as a sports photographer, videographer, and photography educator. Previously I have managed a college darkroom and held positions in arts museums and galleries around New Jersey and New York City. For photography, I've been awarded the Al Gold Memorial Photography Award. I gained an MA in Literature, Culture, & Media at Háskóli Íslands in Reykjavík, Iceland, and a BFA in Photography with minor concentrations in Writing, Art History, and French from Stockton University in New Jersey, USA. I also studied Painting and Contemporary Art History at the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts in Paris, France.
As a creative writer, I have received the Jennifer Cakert Award in Creative Nonfiction, and have published creative memoir work in Or Does It Explode Magazine and travel journalism for Travelade: Iceland. My creative fiction often deals with themes of gender, mental health, and identity. I was a proofreader for Stúdentablaðið, and for the past several years have worked for the New Jersey production company PCK Media, which produces the arts documentary show State of the Arts. Allotment, a collection of short fiction illustrated with black and white photography, and Moss & Rose, an epistolary novella written in collaboration with Jessica Murphy, are both available on Blurb. In 2023 I published Öskjuhlíð, a collection of forest photographs from my time in Reykjavík.
See photo, painting, and sculpture portfolios, and résumé for a list of past exhibitions and honors.