Keliy Anderson-Staley grew up off the grid in Maine, studied photography in New York City and currently lives in Houston. She holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Akron Art Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography, the Clarence Laughlin Grant from New Orleans Photo Alliance and a fellowship from the Howard Foundation. Her work has been published in a solo issue of Light Work's Contact Sheet, and her images have appeared in ARTnews, Art&Auction, Camerawork, Conde Nast Traveler, New York Magazine and Photo District News. Her work has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Bronx Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits was published in 2014 by Waltz Books. Anderson-Staley is an assistant professor at the University of Houston and is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.