Jeff Kelley has been a practicing art critic since 1977. He has written reviews and essays for such publications as Artforum, Art in America, and the Los Angeles Times. From 1993 – 2005 he taught Art Theory and Criticism at the University of California, Berkeley, and edited/authored two books on Allan Kaprow published by the University of California Press.
Kelley was also the Consulting Curator of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from 1998 – 2008, where he organized the exhibition on Liu Xiaodong (“The Three Gorges Project,” 2006) among others. He is presently editing a book, for the University of California Press, of the writings of internationally known Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei. Jeff Kelley currently lives in Oakland, CA.