Kelly Vivanco was born and raised in front of a sketchpad and a box of colors in Southern California where she later received her BFA with honors from LCAD. Kelly enjoys setting whimsy to work in many mediums and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, children´s literature and the oddness of her dreams.
In 2004 Kelly opened a space in the Distinction building in Escondido, California, and currently maintains a working studio there. She has shown solo and in group shows at the California Center for the Arts Museum, Distinction, Thinkspace, SURU, Gallery 1988, Subtext, Rotofugi Gallery, Halogen Gallery, Art Basel and Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is held in collections across the U.S. and abroad."