Kelly Agius

Class of 2022

Instagram: @kellymarieagius

Kelly Agius is an Interdisciplinary artist based in Metro Detroit. She obtained her BFA at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan with a minor in Critical Theory. During her undergraduate education Kelly expanded her studies abroad at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She is now pursuing her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in the Sculpture Department. Her work has been exhibited at KO Studio Gallery, Scarab Club, Holding House, Forum Gallery, Tangent Gallery, University of Michigan Hospital, Eastern Michigan University, Burren College for Art, and College for Creative Studies. Kelly’s practice speaks on the desire to obtain interpersonal connections through tools and processes. She examines lived experiences, affect, and cognition. Specifically, moments of pain, suffering, and trauma. Through this exploration she seeks to transform and honor the human experience. Kelly’s research tends to pull from psychoanalytic techniques, spiritual ideologies, philosophy, and medicine. Her work is a form of treatment where she engineers the appropriate tool needed—one that may enhance, heal, or simulate the desired need. Kelly’s practice encourages the opportunity to dissect inner discomfort and meticulously assemble materials that will successfully aid a source of meaningful connection.