Kelly Inouye has been using watercolor to explore some of the more obscure aspects of pop-culture for over 15 years. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in the Bay Area at State Space and Interface Gallery and in group exhibitions nationwide. She’s been awarded public art projects by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and her work has been featured in publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, New American Paintings, and Watercolor Magazine. She is also the founder and director of Irving Street Projects, a studio residency and exhibition program in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco. Kelly is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2008) and the University of California at San Diego in La Jolla (BA 1998).