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Kelly began as a sculptor and has expanded her art making to numerous media and projects. Her portfolio of work includes painting, pastel, photography, encaustic and cast resin sculpture. As of 2010 her art making has taken on projects at the juncture of creativity and science. This body of work contains her nationally exhibited “Keys to the Cures” series and focuses on how art can facilitate the individual stories within science and medicine.

Kelly’s artwork can be found in museums, private and corporate collections, such as The Boston Group, Intarcia Therapeutics and Simpson Healthcare. Kelly is the artist-in-residence for Intarcia and facilitates cross-disciplinary programs in expression through her Imagination Collaboration® projects. Kelly studied fine art sculpture at the University of Southern Maine. Kelly’s story and artwork have been featured in many publications including ArtScope Magazine, Newport Life Magazine, and The Pastel Journal.

Kelly is active in her home state of Rhode Island serving on the executive board of the Providence Art Club and participating in the South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour as a founding member. She lives in Tiverton, Rhode Island with her husband Al and daughter Ava who share her creative passion. Al can be heard on morning radio at iheartmedia or found designing in the landscape. Ava creates visual stories on her own easel alongside Kelly at The Bow House Studio.

Follow Kelly’s most recent projects and travels on her blog.

Visit the art organizations Kelly supports



Artist Member of the Salmagundi Art Club
Artist Member of the Providence Art Club
Signature Member of the RI Watercolor Society
Elected Artist Member of the Art League of Rhode Island
Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society


The Boston Group, Boston, MA
Intarcia Therapeutics, Boston, MA “Keys to the Cure Collection”
Intarcia Therapeutics, Hayward, CA “Visioning”
Museum at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach, FL
Simpson Healthcare, Lyme, CT “Keys to the Cure Collection”
Wake Forest Regenerative Medicine Institute, Winston-Salem, NC “Keys to the Cure Collection”

Museum, Private and Corporate: United States and Internationally


Taste, Jamestown, RI
Bow House Studio, Tiverton, RI


Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. 2013- Present
Regenerative Medicine Foundation 2010- Present
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem 2010-Present


2015 (ASaP) Artists and Scientists as Partners, Solo Show, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University
2014 Lab Thru My Lens and Keys to the Cure, Solo Show, Regenerative Medicine Forum, Berkley, CA
2014 The Art of Science: Under the Surface, Solo Show, Museum at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach, FL
2013 Keys to the Cure, Maxwell Mays Gallery, Providence Art Club
2011 Keys to the Cure, Solo Show, Ronald Regan International Forum, Washington, DC


2014 SCA Fresh Art Annual Theme, “Visioning”, Best in Show
2014 LCCC Photography Show, Honorable Mention,  “Solar Keys”
2013 SCA Creative Waters Annual Theme, “Stem Streams”, First Place
2012 Pastel Journal “Annual TOP 100 Paintings”,  Honorable Mention “Barn Fencing” Pastel
2011 LCCC Art Show, Honorable Mention, “Udder Color”
2011 LCCC Photography Show, Best in Show Still Life, “Cell Keys”
2009 Pastel Journal “Annual TOP 100 Paintings”, Honorable Mention “Marche Sunrise” Pastel
2011 Pastel Journal “Annual TOP 100 Paintings”,  Honorable Mention “Catch Fish Glow” Pastel


Newport Life Magazine: Home, A magical place, April 2015
Rooney, Ashley. Artists Homes and Studios, Shiffer Publishing 2015
ArtScope Magazine, South Coast Artists Open Their Doors || Stunning, July/Aug 2014
Newport Daily News, Keys to the Cure, Tiverton Artist Commission to Advance Mission, August 2014
A Life Filled with Art and Exploration, Abigael Elizabeth, August, 2014
CIRM, California Stem Cell Agency, The Art of Science, The Science of Art, April 2014
Five Questions with Kelly Milukas, Providence Business News, August 2014
Creating Keys to Unlock Progress, Intarcia Therapeutics Inc., July 2014
Help4HD- Blog Talk Radio, HD View with Regenerative Medicine Foundation and Kelly Milukas, May 2014
Rhode Show | WRPI.COM Great Local Work On Tour, July 2014
CIRM, California Stem Cell Agency, How I Became an Artist Ambassador for Regenerative Medicine, May 2014
Palm Beach Daily News, Spotlight Arts and Entertainment, Art Meets Science, March 2014
Palm Beach Art News, Grow some foot of your own, Review by Myles Ludwig, March 2014
Palm Beach Post, 5 Cool things this weekend, March 2014
A Woman’s Shed, by Gill Heriz, April 2014
The Cortland Review, Cover Art and Selected Quarterly Artist, May 2013
RI Local, Keys to the Cure Feature Article, April 2013
Providence Monthly, Science Meets Cures Feature Article, April 2013
The Bay Magazine, Feature Article, April 2013
Kelly Milukas Color Craving, discover, May 2012
“The Year’s Best 100 Prizewinning Pastels” The Pastel Journal, April 2012
Chitnis, Christine. Markets of New England, The Little Book Room, 2011
“The Year’s Best 100 Prizewinning Pastels” The Pastel Journal, April 2011
“In Lock Up”. This New England Blog. Providence Journal. May 2011
Lisle, Janet. The History of Little Compton, First Light: Sakonnet, 1660-1820. Little Compton Historical Society; 1st ed (2010)
Rooney, Ashley. 100 New England Artists. Shiffer Publishing. 2010
Best of American Pastel Vol. 2, Kennedy Publishing & Best of Books 2010
“The Year’s Best 100 Prizewinning Pastels” The Pastel Journal, April 200


2015 Installation Curator and Guest Artist, (ASaP) Artists and Scientists as Partners, Imagine Symposium, Brown University, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
2014 Curator: Museum at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach, FL
“The Art of Science: Under the Surface” a global and juried scientific exhibition featuring art from a microscope that takes the viewer into the world of regenerative medicine and the human body.
2015 Juror: The Sakonnett Collective Open Juried Show
2013 Juror: Little Compton, RI Annual Spring Photography Show


2015 Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI, Annual Member Show
2015 Providence Art Club
2014 Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI  Pastel Invitational
2013 Art League of Rhode Island, Annual Artist Members Exhibition, Providence Art Club
2013 Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI
2009-2014 Pastels by Invitation, Cape Cod, MA
2011 Little Compton, RI Spring Photography Show
2002-2012 Little Compton, RI Summer Show
2007-2008 Connecticut Pastel Society: Juried National Renaissance in Pastel Show
2008-2009 ALRI Juried Associate Member Exhibit, Gallery 297
2008 Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI, Annual Juried Member Show
2006 Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI,  Annual Juried Member Show
2006 Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, Maine
2006 Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Watercolor Magic Show
2005 Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Bon Voyage Show


Providence Art Club’s Vice President, Board of Managers 2013-Present
Founding President, South Coast Artists, RI and MA 2008-Present
Vice President of Concerts, Professional Facilities Management 1999-2016
Director of Concerts, Providence Performing Arts Center 1999-2016

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