Kelly Inouye lives and works in San Francisco, California. Her work explores some of the more obscure aspects of popular culture.

Her paintings and drawings have been featured in exhibitions nationwide at venues including Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York and Interface Gallery and Southern Exposure in the Bay Area. She has completed public art projects with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and she is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2008) and the University of California at San Diego in La Jolla (BA 1998). Kelly also runs Irving Street Projects, an alternative exhibition space and studio residency program located in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco.