Kelly Bjork's work focuses on portraiture and intimacy between loved ones and objects. In the face of the current socio-political climate, Bjork highlights tenderness that can be experienced in the world through imagery that relishes in simplicity and the tiny details encountered but often overlooked in daily life. Her paintings depict spaces inside Bellevue Arts Museum that may go unnoticed, places where people tend to pause: a drinking fountain, the stairs, a room in transition.
Kelly Bjork grew up in Tacoma, WA and graduated with a BFA from Western Washington University. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and online journals including New American Paintings, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Stranger, and BOOOOOOOM. Kelly is also a greeting card designer for Pilgrim Paper Co., a paper goods company based in Seattle. She currently lives in Seattle.