Kelley McClung, foundation studies

Kelley McClung

Chair, foundation studies


  • M.F.A., lighting and scenic design, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2000
  • B.A., studio art and philosophy (minor), Transylvania University, 1982
  • Post-Baccalaureate and graduate work, sculpture, digital/new media and art history, University of Kentucky, 1992-94

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Who's Who of Design Professionals and Architects, 2006
  • Who's Who of American Women, 2004
  • Kennedy Center Faculty Fellowship (lighting design), Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Jury Winner United States Institute for Theatrical Technology Design Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002
  • Jury Winner USITT Design Exposition, Denver, Colorado, 2000
  • Crisis Point Theatre Grant for "Digital Angel Project," Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000
  • Century Lighting Award. University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1999 and 2000
  • USA Amateur Boxing Official, Region IV Olympic Official, 1989-94
  • Arts and Humanities Chair, Kentucky Recreation and Park Society, 1989-92


  • College Art Association
  • Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)
  • Performance Studies International
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • America College Theatre Festival, Georgia State Representative 2003-05
  • United States Institute for Theatrical Technology

Publications and Presentations


  • "The Academy of the Spectacle: Art Education in the Age of Perpetual Apocalypse," SECAC, Richmond, Virginia, 2010


  • "MISPERFORMANCE: Misfiring, Misfitting, Misreading," 2009 World Stage Design catalog, World Stage Design Digital Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2005
  • Women by Women catalog, "The Presence of Absence," Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France, 2002
  • TD&T Summer 2002 Lighting Design for Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle," 2002
  • TD&T Summer 2000 Lighting Design for Brecht's "Turandot" American Language Premiere, 2000