Kelly Thompson began her art career working as a graphic artist in Chicago, then relocated to Los Angeles where she continues to exhibit and work as a motion picture set painter. A community based artist who’s work is inspired by the people and situations around her. Thompson is deeply rooted in local as well as global culture. She is a true believer in “Art For The People” part of an established and growing local movement of artists and galleries who are dedicated to introducing and making art available for all. As a feminist and artist, Woman's rights and socially political issues are an ongoing strong influence in her work. Her paintings have been seen in Galleries, Museums, Television Shows, Feature Films as well as in many private collections. Kelly's recent series of work is addressing "Female Deportment" a subject she if very passionate about as well as inclusion
in the J. Paul Getty Museum's "Pacific Standard Time" series. Her painting "Dirty Poly" was prominently displayed in the
feature film, "The Social Network". She is an avid cyclist and relentless about promoting bicycle safety and alternative transportation. This year she curated an all women group show titled "Heads Will Roll" featuring East LA Punk Rock Legend Alice Bag. She continues to exhibit as well as curate, always open to change and inspiration.