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Kelley M. Frank is a former English professor and currently works as a full time artist and writer with her company, Morbid Smile Art. She has been an Atlanta area vendor since 2018 at indoor and outdoor festivals, conventions, and shows of all kinds.
Morbid Smile Art
Ink, Paint, and Watercolor with a Spooky Edge
Kelley is a horror artist and author who also wrote horror film reviews for the Atlanta-based magazine Dead, Buried, and Back before it closed. I am now a full-time artist with experience teaching others my craft and vending both in-person and online.
My art combines traditional media for a beautifully unsettling experience. My art style utilizes creepy and pop art, as well as abstract work expressing my emotional states.
Professional Speaker and Panelist
Growing up in rural Georgia and watching the city grow up around me, I witnessed plenty of creepy moments. I channel that sense of displacement, born of poverty and the relentless school bullying through grade school, in my work. I hold a Master’s in Composition and Rhetoric/Creative Writing and held a professorship for years before resigning to pursue my art full time.
I currently have an Affiliate Membership with the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writer’s Association. I’m a regular attendee and panelist at conventions like Dragon*Con, MomoCon, and Anime Weekend Atlanta in the Atlanta area. My special interests – death and burial, the occult, the Victorian era, fan culture, horror, and gender – translate to all areas of my work. Furthermore, my perspective as someone who identifies as asexual within the LGBTQ community offers a chance for added diversity on panels.
I’ve done live in-person and virtual readings and discussions. Additionally, I have experience holding educational sessions for audiences and small classes at Clayton State University as part of their Continuing Education program.