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


2019 Against the Ropes, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA (opens Sept 2019)

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


San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2019, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Arts Commission, Organizational Project Grant (for Irving Street Projects), 2018, San Francisco, CA

Zellerbach Family Foundation, Community Arts Grant (for Irving Street Projects), 2017, San Francisco, CA

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

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



Steady Hands, Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Marissa Patten

Object Action: The 'F word' in a Post-Truth Era, state space, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Amy Kisch, Danielle Smith, Kimberly Verde, and Heather Zises



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



Bay Area Reporter "Gallery-going greets springtime", by Sura Wood, March 30, 2017, "The Bay Area Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know", by Monica Westin and Danica Sachs, Aug 10 2016

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

East Bay Express, "Good Times: Kelly Inouye at Interface Gallery", by Sarah Burke, March 22, 2016

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

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

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

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


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