American, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 27 October 1954, in Detroit. Died 1 February 2012, in Los Angeles.
Sculptor of assemblages, installation artist, draughtsman, mixed media, illustrator. Multimedia.
Mike Kelley received a BFA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1976, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, in 1978. He lived and worked in Los Angeles. His work is critical of psychoanalysis, capitalism and post-industrial American culture, particularly the injustices, crudity and hypocrisy concerning racism, physical taboos, political conscience and machismo....