Kelly McCafferty (b. 1980) lives and works in NYC/Miami. She was raised on a thoroughbred horse farm in Kentucky. She graduated with her MFA from Pratt Institute with a concentration in sculpture in 2012. She received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She also received a BA from Hampshire College in 2003 where she studied encaustic painting, women's studies and ancient religion. Her exhibition, Good Luck, was shown at Freight + Volume in July 2012. She has attended artist residencies at Byrdcliffe, Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Artist Residency and Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside. She collects metal lunchboxes, records, chalk ware, postcards, floating pens, PEZ, minerals, dollhouses + more.