Kelly Falzone Inouye




2008 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1998 BA, Literature, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA


Solo Exhibitions


2017 Fantasy Island, state space, San Francisco, CA

2016 Good Times, Interface Gallery, Oakland CA

2013 The Company You Keep, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

2006 Very Special Episodes, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY


Awards, Grants, Residencies


Southern Exposure, Alternative Exposure Grant, 2015 (for Irving Street Projects), San Francisco, CA

Creative Capital Award, Finalist- Visual Arts 2015

San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Leadership Award, 2008

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, SwingSpace Grant, New York, NY, 2006

School of Visual Arts, Summer Studio Residency, New York, NY 1999


Group Exhibitions



Risk, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. Juried by Apsara DiQuinzio and Kimberly Johansson.

Tales They Told Us, Loudoun House, Lexington Kentucky, Curated by Becky Alley.



Contemporary Watercolor, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Veronica Roberts.

In-ter-face, Interface Gallery (inaugural exhibition), Oakland, CA. Curated by Suzanne L’Heureux



Proof, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Juror: Denise Markonish

6th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Juror: Dena Beard

Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Mass. Curated by Regine Basha.



Root Division Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

All Business All the Time, Museum of Pocket Art, Curated by Hannah Piper Burns



Pierogi a Go-Go: Brooklyn Gravity Racers, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY

Winter Group Exhibition, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Introductions 2008, Root Division, San Francisco, CA. Juried by Kate Eilertsen, Amy Ellingson, and Jack Fischer

Site and Situation, Clara Street Projects, San Francisco, CA (Co-Curator)

Vernissage, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Archival Practices, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

Ways and Means (WAM), 938 Howard Street Exhibition Space, San Francisco, CA

Wilderness, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA. Curated by Ben Echeverria



Camera 1 Camera 2, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA.

SFAI Now, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

American Icons, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA



Drive, 15 Nassau, New York, NY (Site-specific installation funded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council)



Fresh StART, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Cris McCall

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY


Public Art Projects


San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street Poster Series, 2015

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, SwingSpace Grant, New York, NY, 2006




San Francisco Chronicle, Jesse Hamlin, "City Hall centennial takes a 'surreal' twist", November 5th, 2015 pg 12

New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue #115, Juror: Apsara DiQuinzio, 2015, “New Edition: Kelly Inouye”, Jen Bekman (

San Francisco Arts Quarterly, “SFAQ Pick: “The Company You Keep” (

Alex Bigman, "Interface Gallery's Points of Interaction", East Bay Express, 2012 (

Naomi Ekperigin, “Contemporary Watercolor: Re-Writing A Bad Rap.” Watercolor Magazine, Fall 2012: 22 – 29.

Arrested Motion, "Art Focus: Kelly Falzone Inouye", November 12, 2011, (

Judy Berman, "Watercolor Portraits of 70's and 80's Sitcom Characters, Flavorwire, October 11, 2011 (

Beautiful/Decay, Featured Artist, October 11, 2011


Ephemeral ARTicles, "Local and National", August 31, 2011


Roger Catlin, “Sol Lewitt Honored in Two Museums”, The Hartford Courant, March 17th, 2011



New American Paintings, Northeast Edition #56, Juried by Nicholas Baume, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2005


Related Professional Experience


Founder and Director, Irving Street Projects, 2015- present

Contributing Writer, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, San Francisco, CA 2012-2015

Teaching Artist, Root Division Youth Education Program, San Francisco, CA  Fall 2011

Board of Trustees, Graduate Student Representative, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2007-2008

Senior Product Designer, Vida Group International, New York, NY 2003-2005

Product Designer, ESO Inc, New York, NY 1999-2003