b. 1992 Minneapolis, MN

Lives in Philadelphia, PA


2014 BFA Printmaking, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


2018 The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA

2017-18 Vermont Studio Center Staff-Artist Program, Johnson, VT

2016 Vermont Studio Center Residency (Artist Grant), Johnson, VT

Women's Studio Workshop Intern-in-Residence, Rosendale, NY

2014-15 Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Frans Masereel Centrum School Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium


2019 Fob Holder Exhibition, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Escape Room, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (solo)

Forage Modern Workshop, Minneapolis, MN (solo)

Viewfinders, Also Gallery (solo online)

Whatever It Is I Have Looked For, Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY
(curated by Ben Weathers & Jamey Hart)

Mood Lighting, Like In Your Parents' Basement in the Mid 90s, The Neon Heater, Findlay, OH

Surface of Revolution: A Bohemian Press Retrospective, Larson Gallery, St. Paul, MN

The Art Show #3, RL Gallery, Burlington, VT

2017 Staff Exhibition, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

The Year Is Now, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Ocotillo, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Jonathan DeDecker)

2016 The Double, Mid-America Print Conference, Louisville, KY

Warping All By Yourself, Gallery X, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA (solo)

Whatknot, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2015 Chaos Management, Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Jehra Patrick)

Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Practice/Practice (BFA thesis exhibition), Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Digifabulous, Quarter Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Live Draw Kaleidoscope (performance), Precision Grind Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Parts of a Whole, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Portage, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada

11 Down, 25 Across, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Known UnKnowns, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


2019 (forthcoming) Light House, published by Ali Osborn/The Press

2018 Seven Days, “Kieran Riley Abbott: Escape Room” (review)

2017 Print Club Ltd., “Interview: Kieran Riley Abbott

Friend of the Artist (Fall 2017 issue)

Vermont Studio Center Blog, “In The Studio: Kieran Riley Abbott

2014 Printeresting, “All These Theses: Kieran Riley Abbott


2019 Fob Holder, Second State Press

2017-18 Development Assistant Staff-Artist, Vermont Studio Center

2015-18 Assistant to the Directors, Gaa Gallery

2016-17 Registrar, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

2016 Non-Profit Management Intern, Women's Studio Workshop

2014-15 Printmaking Studio Manager, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

2014-15 Shop Associate, Walker Art Center

2012-14 President, Bohemian Press Printmaking Club, University of Minnesota

2012 Studio Intern, Minnesota Center for Book Arts