Sam Kelly earned a B.F.A. in painting from Wright State University and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He also attended the Chautauqua School of Art summer program. Sam is a member of the Dayton Society of Artists (Dayton, OH), The Contemporary Dayton (Dayton, OH), Dutoit Gallery (Dayton, OH), ROY G BIV Gallery (Columbus, OH), and Art File Gallery - The Painting Center (New York, NY). He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Sam has taught at many institutions including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, University of Dayton and Indiana University East.