Ken Kelly

About Ken Kelly

“I paint fluctuating patterns that try to describe the hidden spaces that tie together the realms of physics, math, astronomy, chemistry, genetics, computer science, biology, light, chance, mystery–and probably a few other things as well.”  -Ken Kelly

Ken Kelly was born in Magnolia, Arkansas (he retains a subtle drawl). He studied fine art at the University of Georgia and the University of Arizona.Kelly moved to Seattle in the mid-1980s. His numerous awards include SAM’s Betty Bowen Award, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, a Seattle Arts Commission Award, and recognition as a Neddy Finalist from the Behnke Foundation. His paintings are included in many public and private collections.