b. Boston, Massachusetts 1990- lives and works in Chicago, Illinois


Education :

2013 Massachusetts College of Art and Design BFA ( Painting and Art History )


2018    The London Summer Intensive , Slade School of Fine art at University College London and the Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom

2015    Starry Night Artist Residency, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States


Exhibitions : (* indicates solo or two person )


Launch: London Summer Intensive Showcase, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

GIFC Chicago, Western Exhibitions, Chicago,IL

Impromptu , Rubberneck Gallery, Chicago IL

The Smile Behind the Mask, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL 

The Chicago Show, pop up show curated by Madeleine Mermall, Brooklyn NY

Winter Romance, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago IL



Blanket Statements, The Orange Box Gallery, California College of the Arts,San Fransisco, CA

Spoiled Beauty , Rover Gallery, Chicago IL 

Desperate and Divine, Baby Blue gallery, Chicago IL *

How Soon is Now?, The Neon Heater, Findlay OH *

Post-Control, Friendzone, Chicago IL *



Past Exhibitions: 

2016     Kailyn Perry, In House/Candor Arts, Chicago IL *

2015     Yes, and: Collaborative installation with TRA, The Kitchen Space, Chicago IL *

2014     Observable Methods: Collaborative installation with Traci Fowler, ArtBox, Chicago IL 

2014      Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Pop up gallery , Chicago IL

2013     Mission Hill Collective group show, Boston Public Library , Boston MA

2013     Art History All Show, Arnheim Gallery, Boston MA

2013     Mass. Eye and Ear Opening, Mass. Eye and Ear Surgical Center,  Boston MA

2012     Pigment Pantry, Godine Gallery, Boston MA

2012    New England Baptist Exhibition, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston MA

2012    Painting All Show, Mass. College of Art President’s Gallery, Boston MA

2012   Art History School Show, Arnheim Gallery, Boston MA

2011   The White Road: Journey through the Maya Culture, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA


Curatorial :

2018      The Smile Behind the Mask, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL 


Awards and Recognition:

2013   Professor Virginia Allen Art History Award, Mass.College of Art, Boston MA
2011    David Berger Memorial Award for Painting, Mass.College of Art, Boston MA
2011    Academic Honors in Painting, Mass. College of Art, Boston MA
2010    Travel Scholarship to Antigua Guatemala, Mass.College of Art, Boston MA


2018     Artist Talk: The Smile Behind the Mask, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL, June 3rd

2017     Guest Lecturer: Art Now Seminar for Bluffton University, Bluffton Ohio , November 6th



2018     KT Hawbaker, "Sweet sweet fantasy, baby, So ugly, it's punk", Chicago Tribune ( online ) May 17 2018

2018     Caroline Goldstein " Plunge Into the Madcap Delirium of Chicago Imagists at a Brooklyn Brownstone", Art Net, ( Online ) May 16 2018

2018      Alina Cohen " 1960s Chicago Gave Birth to a Colorful, Frenetic Art Style That Is Still Gathering Steam" Artsy, ( Online ) May 2018

2018    The Editors of Art News  " 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week", Art News (Online ) May 2018

2018    Kerry Cardoza, “Keeping Warm While Winter Weathers On: A Review of Winter Romance at Andrew Rafacz Gallery” Newcity Art, (online )February 

2017   Nicole Lane, “Nicole Lane Interviews Kailyn Perry,” Vagabond City Issue #24 (online) (October)