Chandi Kelley graduated with a BFA in photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2004. She was the recipient of a Young Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, which led to her first solo exhibition. In 2010 she presented her work at the NADA Art Fair in Miami, FL. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the DC Arts Center artist collective, Sparkplug. In 2013, her second solo exhibition was presented at Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC. She has presented at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Malta, as well as in private collections throughout the U.S.
She is a Co-Founder and Administrator of the artwork subscription service, Project Dispatch, and Co-Founder of Outer Space. She has served on the Publishers Exhibition Committee for Fotoweek DC, as Artist Nominator for the 2012 and 2014 Transformer Auctions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Katzen Arts Center at American University. She currently serves on the Visual Arts Committee and the Board of the DC Arts Center.