KELLY BJORK
b. 1984
Lives and works in Seattle, WA

 

EDUCATION
2009
BFA, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2019
TBA, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming solo show)

2018
Gentle Cravings, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle WA (solo show) 

2017
Outsiders, Art Primo, Seattle WA
Party Hat: The Art Show, Party Hat, Seattle WA
Joe Bar's 20th Anniversary, Joe Bar Cafe, Seattle WA
Saudade, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle WA
Out of Sight, 115 South Jackson St, Seattle WA
Living Together, Calypte Gallery, Seattle WA
Drawing Practice, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Smith Vallee Gallery, Edison WA
Paintings, or it didn’t happen!, The Factory, Seattle WA  

2016
Almost Home, Joe Bar Cafe, Seattle WA (solo show)
American Painting Today, V2, Seattle WA

2015
Rearranging Furniture, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle WA
Icky Body, Less Space, Oakland CA
=^._.^= (Cat Show), Velouria, Seattle WA
Threads, Smith Vallee Gallery, Edison WA

2014
Significant Objects, Toast, Seattle WA
Home: Through our Eyes, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham WA
Vignettes Love Party, LoveCityLove, Seattle WA

2012
Space Blanket Space Cadette, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA
Teenage Dreamsicle, Refrigerator Artspace, Richmond, VA
The Snake and the Beast Work Together, Noodleworks Studios, Seattle WA
INK, Spark: Museum of Electrical Invention, Bellingham, WA

2011
Selection of handmade artist books & poetry, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
Everything Small, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Miniature Memories, DIGS, Bellingham, WA
Paper Kingdom, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
Winter Commission III, American Museum of Radio & Electricity, Bellingham, WA

2010
LIMBO!, One of One Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Standing Room Only, The Majestic, Bellingham, WA
Birds, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
Winter Commission II, AMRE, Bellingham, WA

2009
Bare Images, LARC, Mount Vernon, WA

2008
NOPE, Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2007
Composite, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA

CURATORIAL
2014 - 2016
Founder & Curator, Two Shelves, Seattle, WA

2015
=^._.^= (Cat Show), Velouria, Seattle WA

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2018
Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2017
Winter Art Walk Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle WA
Summer Art Walk Award, City Arts Magazine, Seattle WA

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Advisory Committee for Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement, Seattle Art Museum
Album cover for Cumulus

LECTURES / VISITS
2018
Gather Seattle, Seattle WA
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
2017
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

PUBLISHED
Kelly Bjork's "Gentle Cravings" in Seattle. Juxtapoz Magazine. May 2018
Pothast, Emily. Kelly Bjork: Gentle Cravings, The Stranger. April 2018
ZINC Contemporary presents "Gentle Cravings" by Kelly Bjork, King5 News, April 2018
Constant, Paul. Would You Rather, The Seattle Review of Books. March, 27, 2018
Aperloo, Sandra. Beautiful illustrations by Kelly Bjork, ArtisticMoods. March 13, 2018
Depetris, Bruno. Kelly Bjork: Scenes of Ordinary Happiness, Picame Magazine. January 22, 2018
Moving Forward, The Washington Post. January 18, 2018
New American Paintings, Issue 133. January 2018  
Highliday Gift Guide, Northwest Leaf. Issue 90: Page 40, December 2017
2017 Artists of the Year, City Arts Magazine. November 27, 2017
One Sky: A collaborative project with almost 90 artists and one instruction: look up. The Women Who Draw. Topic. September 2017
Women Crushing It Wednesday: Kelly Bjork. Oiselle. August 20, 2017
Artist Spotlight: Kelly Bjork. BOOOOOOOM.com August 2017
Bellingham National: The Luck of the Draw, Cascadia Weekly. August 9, 2017
Cover Art, Seattle Weekly. July 26, 2017
Cover Art, Seattle Weekly. July 12, 2017
What We Loathe about Intermissions, The Washington Post. July 7, 2017
Picture Interview, Kollektiv Gallery. July 2017
Illustrations Of The Little Things That Makes Us Happy, Cultura Colectiva. July 5. 2017
Feature, Sukeban Magazine. June 21, 2017
Drawing Practice: Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards, SAM Blog. June 20, 2017
Illustrations you should see when you think everything is dark, Cultura Colectiva. June 12, 2017
Spicy Metal, City Arts Magazine. May 25, 2017
Life is Tender (and a Little Awkward) in the Paintings of Kelly Bjork, Creators. May 28, 2017
Witnessing the Sweet Moments: An Interview with Seattle-based Painter Kelly Bjork, Juxtapoz Magazine. May 25, 2017
Funky Personas by Kelly Bjork, Upper Playground. May 25, 2017
ILLUSTRAZIONE: Le scene di vita di Kelly Bjork, Osso Magazine. May 2017
Kelly Bjork’s illustrations put a witty twist on personal moments and intimacy, We and The Color. May 2017
Seattle-based illustrator Kelly Bjork depicts languid ladies and neat interiors, It’s Nice That. May 2017
Feature, People of Print. May 2017
Interview, Ballpit Mag. May 2017
Cover Art, The Stranger. May 2017
Head Rest, City Arts Magazine. February 2017
Inside Witnesses (weekly column), McSweeny’s. October 2015 - October 2016
Portrait Looking Left, Sixth Finch. Fall 2016
Artist Spotlight: Kelly Bjork. BOOOOOOOM. June 2016
Cover Art, The Stranger. December 2015
Fresh Magazine. Issue 08. June 2015: Pages 16-18
A Taxonomy of Brunchers, Seattle Met Magazine. February 2015